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- Whether half an hour or half a day it is well worth visiting TARBERT HERITAGE PARK for look around or local heritage, take great photographs of the splendid views or have a family picnic.
- Main access from Harbour Street behind the fish quay at post code PA29 --- and up the ancient steps which are also the start of the Kintyre Way long distance walking route..
- Visit the interpretation area and learn about the castle history, Its Royal connections, community archaeology and other interests on and accessable from the site.
- The timber steps take you up among the ruins of the oldest part of the Castle and begins to open out the magnificent views over the village and Loch Fyne beyond. The upstanding ruins of the 15C tower house built by King James I V who summond the Scottish Parliament to meet in Tarbert in 1502 can be viewed with the ruins of two round towers beyond indicating the extent of the outer wall structures built by Bruce .
- Don’t miss our flock of rare breed Hebridean Sheep who provide conservation grazing over the site.
- Behind the Castle you will find our community woodland and orchard well worth a visit for quiet walk or sheltered picnic area.
For its size, Tarbert offers a wealth of hotels, B&Bs, self-catering properties, and caravan sites, in or close to the village.
Galleries and shops clustered around the Harbour provide an opportunity to purchase gifts and essentials, and it's well worth keeping an eye open for the various exhibitions, dances, and other entertainment, which are held at the Village Hall in Campbeltown Road and the Templar Arts and Leisure Centre (TALC) in Harbour Street.
General information about accommodation, galleries, and shops
Information about the Kintyre Way long-distance footpath
Visit Scotland maintains a Visitor Information Centre in the village
In the Area
Plan what to see in Tarbert with an itinerary including Tarbert Castle