village of Lochawe is just a very short walk from the coach and
has the Ben Cruachan Inn and the Loch Awe hotel
serving food. There is also a post office/shop. In the
village is St Conans Kirk, one of the most unusual church
designs in the country.
No car or don't
want to drive?
There are many
attractions you can visit by public transport.
Awe station is a stop on the West Highland Line from Glasgow to
Oban. The rail link allows visitors to easily travel to the holiday
coach and, together with the local buses that pass the road end, then reach many of the local places of
interest by public transport. The
Hydro-Electric Power Station (well worth a visit) within the
"hollow mountain" of Ben Cruachan, is served by its own railway
halt four miles from the coach.
20 miles of Lochawe there are a great many other places of interest and things to
do. These include: cruises on Loch Etive, boat hire on lochs Awe and
Etive, The Sea Life Centre in Oban, the Oban chocolate factory, The Inverawe
Smokery (with excellent facilities for families), Inveraray
Castle and Jail, Oban Distillery and many other places.
just over 21 miles away, is an excellent shopping centre as well
as a picturesque port from where ferries provide
opportunities to travel to Mull, Iona and the many other islands
of the Inner and Outer Hebrides.
Mull visit Duart Castle, on Iona there's the Abbey for quiet
contemplation or visit Fingals' Cave on Staffa to experience
what Mendelssohn did when he wrote the Hebrides - or
Fingal's Cave overture.
If you want to stay close to the coach then permits can be obtained from the
village Post Office for fishing
and there are nearby facilities for sailing and boating on the
Loch Awe makes the perfect holiday destination as a base for
visiting the local places of interest or just relaxing by the