The Port Charlotte Hotel
“Beachside hotel displaying Scottish art” - AA Inspector
PORT CHARLOTTE, ARGYLL & BUTE
This sympathetically restored Victorian hotel is perfectly positioned in an attractive conservation village on the west shore of Loch Indaal. A large conservatory opens out onto the patio and garden and directly onto the beach and lovers of Scottish art will enjoy the work on display in the lounge and public bar. Islay ales and whiskies make a great way to warm up before enjoying menus focusing on local seafood – perhaps fillet of cod, lemon and basil risotto with pickled asparagus, or whole plaice, crushed new potatoes, baby leeks and caper noisette. Finish with treacle tart. Regular traditional music evenings are held in the season.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Main course from: £1
- Closed: 2
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About the area
Discover Argyll & Bute
This is a county that’s all about awe-inspiring landscapes and unique island cultures. Ex-Beatle Paul McCartney put the area on the map when he wrote Mull of Kintyre, recorded in 1977 with the local pipe band backing his group. Kintyre is a long, thin peninsula that points south from the mainland, sheltering the mouth of the Firth of Clyde from the open sea. It’s very nearly an island, with just a narrow isthmus connecting it with Knapdale, to the north.
Tucked away at the end of the Firth of Clyde, Bute has been the holiday playground for generations of Glaswegians and is home to some of the finest golden beaches anywhere on the west coast. It may not boast the wild mountain grandeur of some of Scotland’s other islands, but Bute is blessed with swathes of heathery moorland and a range of low, fertile hills, perfect for walking and studying the local wildlife. Such is the variety of landscapes that make up this county.
To experience the sights and sounds of the area, visit Dunoon in late August for the Cowal Highland Gathering, when more than 150 pipe bands from all over the world compete for prestigious trophies.
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