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The village of Strachur, in the Cowal Peninsula of Argyll, lies on the eastern shore of Loch Fyne, in the Firth of Clyde.

The village is at the junction of the A815 and the A886, the nearest towns being Dunoon and Inveraray.  It is about a two hour journey from the City of Glasgow, and can be reached either by driving up the western shore of Loch Lomond to Arrochar and then over the Rest and Be Thankful, turning south on to the A815 at the Dunoon road end, or by taking the M8 and A8 to Gourock, and crossing by ferry to Dunoon, and then taking the A815 past Glenbranter. Two ferry companies serve the Gourock to Dunoon crossing, Caledonian MacBrayne and Western Ferries.

There are many hotels and guest houses in the Cowal area, including some in Strachur itself.  The Creggans Inn is well known for its excellent menu, and the Clachan Bar is well worth a visit for its warn welcome and fine selection of Scotch whisky.  There are several caravan parks in the area, including an excellent one in Glendaruel, run by the Craig family.. Glendaruel Caravan Park (01369 820 267) Take the A886 towards Colintraive, and the park is about a mile north of the Clachan of Glendaruel.

There are numerous activities in the area, including horse riding, bird watching, sea and river fishing,  and lots of places to visit including Inveraray Castle, The Younger Botanical Gardens and the township museum at Auchendrain.

The village lies close to the route of the Argyll Rally which is held every spring and several good spectator stages are within easy reach.  The event, which forms a round of the Scottish Championship, is organised by the Lanarkshire Car Club


Loch Eck in Winter


Loch Eck on the A815 to the east of Strachur


The Clachan Bar, Strachur



The Clachan Bar, Strachur



Letters Farm, Strachur