Lochgilphead, located in Argyll and Bute, is situated in Scotland, near Loch Gilp. Visitors will find there are numerous attractions located in the immediate area, including Kilmory Castle, a local woodland park and an Iron Age Fort. Other attractions located in the immediate area include a swimming pool, golf course, sports centre and hydrotherapy pool. There are also numerous eateries and restaurants located in the local area as well. In addition, guests will find there is also an ample selection of accommodation options located in Lochgilphead as well as in the surrounding area.
The Scottish town of Lochgilphead is a former burgh. The town has a population of about three thousand. The town of Lochgilphead is the administrative centre for the area that is known as Argyll and Bute. The town of Lochgilphead is located at the end of Loch Gilp as it branches into Loch Fyne and it is also located on the shores of the Crinan Bank.
The local council has its base in Kilmory Castle and a woodland park surrounds this castle and a fort that dates back to the Iron Ages also surrounds it. There is also an office for the Forestry Commission based within Kilmory Castle.
There are a vast number of facilities available within the town of Lochgilphead and these include a sports centre, three banks, supermarkets, swimming pool, a community hospital, local doctors, a nine-hole golf course and a wide range of other things.
The town of Lochgilphead is home to the game of shinty and the local team is known as Kilmory Camanachd. There is also a local football team within the town and this team is known as Lochgilphead Red Star.
The town of Lochgilphead was developed as a planned housing settlement and it was created in 1790. The town was planned shortly after the completion of the road that runs between Campbeltown and Inverary. The Crinan Canal was constructed during 1801 and this led to the town to become a more prominent link across the Kintyre Peninsula.
During July 1982 the town of Lochgilphead competed in the television show that is known as it's a Knockout and they competed against teams from Oban and Perth. The town won its rounds and then later it went on to compete in the international version of the show.