Tayinloan

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Tayinloan
Gigha ferry coming in to Tayinloan.jpg
The Gigha ferry coming in to land at Tayinloan
Tayinloan is located in Argyll and Bute
Tayinloan
Tayinloan
Location within Argyll and Bute
OS grid referenceNR695458
Council area
Lieutenancy area
  • Argyll and Bute
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townTARBERT
Postcode districtPA29
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55°39′26″N 5°39′53″W / 55.65722°N 5.66472°W / 55.65722; -5.66472Coordinates: 55°39′26″N 5°39′53″W / 55.65722°N 5.66472°W / 55.65722; -5.66472

Tayinloan (Scottish Gaelic: Taigh an Lòin, pronounced [t̪ɤj ə ˈl̪ˠɔːɲ]) is a village situated on the west coast of the Kintyre peninsula in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. The village has a sub post office, general store and a small hotel (all currently closed), a village hall and a play park. There is a cafe bar situated beside the ferry car park which also offers self-catering or bed and breakfast accommodation. The nearest towns are Campbeltown (19 miles or 31 kilometres south) and Tarbert (20 miles or 32 kilometres north).

A ferry service runs between the village and Ardminish on the Isle of Gigha. The A83 road runs through the village, as does a long-distance footpath, the Kintyre Way, a walk of some 106 mi (171 km), stretching between Tarbert, Loch Fyne and Southend at the Mull of Kintyre.

Killean House near Tayinloan was built in the 1880s by John James Burnet for James Macalister Hall, after the original house burnt down.[1]

Largie Castle is a former mansion house at Tayinloan. The house was designed by the architect Charles Wilson for the Hon. Augustus Moreton Macdonald and was built in 1857–9. The house was demolished in 1958.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Killean Estate, Tayinloan, Argyll". Smiths Gore.
  2. ^ "Largie Castle". CANMORE. Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. 2010.

3. The book Paranormal Hero by James A. Hirons is dedicated to 'the people of Tayinloan', the author having just moved there before the books publication. His following book The Druids Of Pneuma is largely inspired by the beaches, then finally The Tavern On Gallows Hill for the American series Savage Realms were also written here.