From mountain to shore

Taynuilt nestles at the foot of Ben Cruachan (1197m), just 12 miles east of Oban. This is the heart of the West Highlands, with the mountain’s mighty peaks dominating the skies to the east, and the striking Loch Etive stealing the show to the north and west.

The name Taynuilt is derived from the Gaelic ‘Tigh-an-Uillt’ meaning the ‘house of the stream’ was a staging post and resting place for travellers before the railway came in 1879.

Situated in an area of scenic beauty and historic significance, Taynuilt is a thriving village home to a community of around 900 people.

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Illustration: Julie Watson

About Taynuilt, Argyll and Bute

Name: Taynuilt, Argyll and Bute
Place type: Village
Location: Grid Ref: NN 0036 3104 • X/Y co-ords: 200369, 731047 • Lat/Long: 56.4293,-5.23902788
County/Unitary Authority: Argyll and Bute
Region: Scotland
Country: Scotland
Height: 19.5m
OS Explorer map: 377: Loch Etive & Glen Orchy

The village is situated on the River Nant about a kilometre before the river flows into Loch Etive at Airds Bay. This is just to the west of a narrowing of the loch down to about 200m. The larger River Awe passes about 1 km to the east of the village and joins the loch just to the east of the narrow point. The West Highland Line and A85 road pass through the village.