Rock Art Clocks

Kilmartin Glen is famous for its rich archaeological legacy within six miles of Kilmartin there are over eight hundred ancient monuments of a wide variety…
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Covid 19 update

Scotland has started phase 2 of the route out of lock-down, which is being implemented in stages. We believe that The Old Manse will be…
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Hope Spot Argyll

We are so lucky to live in such a fantastic environment and the Argyll Coast and Islands have now been internationally recognized as a ‘Hope…
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Stone Skimming World Championship Easdale Island

World Stone Skimming Championship

The World Stone Skimming Championships 2019 will take place on Sunday 29 September 2019 on Easdale Island, near Oban in Argyll, Scotland. The Pre-Skim Party On the Saturday…
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Moine Mhor nature reserve

Sunday Times

The Old Manse gets a mention in the Sunday Times on 14 July 2019. Link here if you have a Sunday Times subscription.
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Its that time of year when bluebells are changing the colour of Kilmartin Glen. Bluebells spend most of the year as bulbs underground in ancient…
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Highland Cows River Add Crinan

Scotland Now

New campaign started, watch the video to see more Welcome to Scotland Is Now, a one-stop shop for everything you need to know about our…
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book direct link

Book Direct

The on-line travel agencies made up of companies like Expedia,  Bookingdotcom, Priceline Group, TripAdvisor, airB&B and increasingly, Ctrip et al, have been trying to corner the market…
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River Add looking over to Mull

Booking Websites

The UK government is looking into booking websites and its about time. In our experience these sites are nothing but ripoffs and we are trying…
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Waveley Paddle Steamer in Oban


Di, & myself went on a day trip on the Waverley Paddle Steamer, the last ocean going paddle steamer. The trip was a round trip…
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Redpoll at Old Manse B&B

Bird Feeder

Our bird feeders are outside the breakfast room window and presently you can see gold finches, siskins, sparrows, chaffinch, dunock, yellow hammer,  redpoll , and linett…
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Crinan Canal Sea Lock from the air

Crinan Canal

The Crinan Canal is known as Britians most beautiful shortcut The Crinan Canal starts at Ardrishaig on Loch Fyne, and ends nine miles away at Crinan on…
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Corryvreckan whirlpool Argyll

Craignish Cruises

  Craignish Cruises offer  Guided wildlife boat trips a from Ardfern to Corryvreckan Whirlpool, Jura, Scarba and the Garvellach Islands and beyond on their  new…
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