The village of Tarbert sits around the circumference of the harbour in an attractive horseshoe shape Sailing visitors to Tarbert, Loch Fyne, cannot fail to be impressed by the oustanding beauty of the harbour when they first enter East Loch Tarbert, although the natural elements are slowly being removed in favour of largely undesired insensitive development.
A natural amphitheatre surrounded by heather covered hills opens up before you as you enter Tarbert, although just as impressive is the fantastic new marina at Portavadie which provides an exclusive alternative to Tarbert harbour for berthing particularly during the winter months.
Tarbert harbour is overlooked by the castle of Robert The Bruce keeping a watchful eye at this strategic position and looks out to Loch Fyne.
The harbour itself is the focal point of the village and historically a very important asset, home to a small but productive fishing fleet and a harbour with facilities for sailing yachts. The harbour itself for the inner part contains a traditional stone wall designed and built by Thomas Telford, supplemented by stone new walls, seating and makeshift pathway.
Tarbert is an attractive village with many interesting features, many of these are listed in other sections of this web site, including festivals and other local events. You may wish to time a visit to coincide with these occasions.
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