One of the beauties of Seafood Trail's the Royal an Lochan is its location right on the shore at Tighnabruaich. Guests at the hotel can watch porpoises, dolphins, seals, herons from the Lounge, Breakfast Dining Room and Restaurant or if they are sitting enjoying drinks on the patio at the front of the hotel.
The Whale and Dolphin Trust recent sightings calendar shows that quite a few Harbour Porpoise have been regularly spotted in the Kyles of Bute at Tighnabruaich over the summer. These amazing marine mammals are very like dolphins although much smaller and while dolphins can also be seen surfacing and jumping out of the water here at Tighnabruaich it is rare that porpoises will ever jump out of he water. Instead they are much more sedate and prefer to gently break the surface so all that is visible is their backs and dorsal fins.
Be sure to add the Royal an Lochan to your west coast tour. Located in Tighnabruaich, the hotel is an ideal stopping off point if you are heading to Arran or Islay or plan to take the ferry from Portavadie to Tarbert.
The hotel's ‘Touring Break’ is a special overnight stay with dinner offer geared for those who wish to skip breakfast and get on the road early or to catch the early Portavadie ferry (10 minute drive). This special rate allows you to have dinner in our restaurant and a comfortable sleep in one of our sea view or standard bedrooms before setting of on the 10 minute drive to the ferry at Portavadie. This rate is available throughout the year and is £20 off of our normal DB&B rates. Contact The Royal an Lochan to book.