Welcome to The Grey Gull

Accommodation at The Grey Gull - Ardrishaig by Lochgilphead Mid-Argyll.

Cozy and charming rooms

The Grey Gull Inn was originally built in 1872 as a Hunting Lodge for the Poltalloch Estate. It sits in a prime location bordered by the historic Crinan Canal and Loch Gilp, close to where they both flow into Loch Fyne.

Relax in a beautiful setting

Situated at the head of the Mull of Kintyre – made famous by Paul McCartney’s song – and just off the Kilmartin/Oban Road, the Grey Gull Inn is perfectly situated to explore Argyll’s Neolithic and Bronze Age past, as well as Scotland’s scenic beauty at its best.

Come and experience Argyll’s magic

  • Walk the 9 mile Crinan Canal.
  • Explore Scotland’s past as you meander among Kilmartin’s standing stones and burial cairns.
  • Take a picturesque drive around the Mull of Kintrye, where on a clear day you can see across to Northern Island.
  • Maybe have a game of golf at Mackrahanish.
  • Take a short ferry ride and spend a day exploring the islands of Gigha or Arran.
  • Cycle the many forestry roads and mountain bike “The Fire Trail”.
  • Follow the beaver trail.
  • Visit National Trust gardens.
  • Explore traditional Scottish fishing villages.
  • Enjoy the freshest of local seafood and produce.
  • Relax in the garden or lounge, sipping a glass of wine or local beer, as you gaze across the sparkling waters of Loch Gilp and Loch Fyne.

Double room

Double rooms are available for couples visiting the area. All of our bedrooms are en-suite with colour television, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Room Prices Low (from 23/03 to...


The Hotel

Hotel Garden


There is plenty to do for all tastes during your stay in Lochgilphead

  • The Crinan Canal

    The Crinan Canal is a stunning and historic monument to the early Industrial Revolution. With a chequered history of financial catastrophes, project delays, construction disasters, it was like an early soap-opera. These days, thousands of tourists from around the world come to see its beauty and to learn of its history.

  • Wildlife

    The Grey Gull Inn is located in an area rich with wildlife. Otters can occasionally be seen on the shoreline in front of the hotel, porpoises and even dolphins can be spotted on our doorstep, and in the summer months it’s a joy to watch gannets diving, along with a large variety of other seabirds.

  • Golf

    There is a large number and diversity of courses within easy reach of the Grey Gull Inn. The closest is Lochgilphead which is 2 miles, then Tarbert 12 miles and Inveraray 26 miles. Carradale is on the east coast of the Kintyre Peninsula. Dunaverty is about 70 miles and both Machrihanish and the Machrihanish Dunes are about 60 miles away just outside Campbeltown.

  • Places to visit

    There are plenty of interesting places to visit near Lochgilphead. Here are a few we recommend.

  • Outdoor activities

    There are many local activities within a short distance from The Grey Gull Inn. You can see from the extensive list below that you’ll most definitely not not be short of things to do – something for everybody.

"Enjoy spectacular countryside"

Scotland is rightly famous for its stunning scenery and countryside. The county of Argyll has a rich range of gorgeous countryside and wildlife to enjoy.

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