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The Gigha ferry coming in to land at Tayinloan

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 and general store, a small hotel (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 south) and Tarbert (20 miles 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 miles, 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 pulled down in 1958.[2]


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

Coordinates: 55°39′26″N 5°39′53″W / 55.65722°N 5.66472°W / 55.65722; -5.66472