Crinan Basin

The tiny harbour village of Crinan lies on the west coast of Scotland at the entrance of the Crinan Canal.

Scotland boasts some of the most beautiful locations in the world and Crinan truly is one of those unexpected delights that travellers stumble upon and fall in love with.

In this tiny village where the Crinan Canal enters the Sound of Jura you can wander around the paths, lock gates, towpaths and the shoreline simply enjoying the beauty, wildlife and tranquillity of this stunning location before enjoying some of the tastiest, and freshest, seafood on offer from the nearby hotel and restaurants.

Located on Scotland’s west coast in the region of Argyll known as Knapvale, the name Crinan is likely to have derived from the Creones tribe who lived in the area in 140 AD. Find out more

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