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Tayvallich is a small village in Knapdale in Argyll and Bute, on the west coast of Scotland.


Tayvallich on a spring morning

Tayvallich is a small, vibrant fishing village located on the beautiful shores of Loch Sween. The surrounding countryside is breathtaking, as are the Jura sunsets. Home to a small community, people visit to get away from it all and enjoy some tranquillity.


Steeped in history, the first settlers probably arriving in the area roughly 10,000 years ago.



It can rain a lot in Scotland, but this can add to the areas beauty. Just make sure you pack suitable clothing.

Get in[edit]

By bus[edit]

West Coast Motors runs the 425/426 service from Lochgilphead to Tayvallich, with 5 buses per day Mon-Fri, but none at the weekends. They also run coaches (926) from Glasgow to Lochgilphead as part of the Citylink network.

Get around[edit]


  • 1 Keills Chapel. daylight. Small chapel containing some early crosses and grave slabs, including the Keills Cross from the 9th century. free. Keills Chapel on Wikipedia Keills Chapel (Q2780450) on Wikidata
  • 2 Sound of Jura. Sound of Jura on Wikipedia Sound of Jura (Q1345282) on Wikidata


  • Walk to Carsaig Bay. to see the Sound of Jura.
  • Sailing, walking and cycling are all popular pastimes in the village.





There are numerous holiday cottages to rent for your visit, or you can pick one of the few Bed and Breakfasts.

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