Place:Crinan, Argyll, Scotland


Coordinates56.1°N 5.567°W
Located inArgyll, Scotland
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Crinan is a small village located on the west coast of Scotland in the region known as Knapdale, which is part of Argyll.

The Crinan Canal starts at Ardrishaig on Loch Fyne, and ends nine miles away at Crinan on the Sound of Jura. It was designed to provide a quick link between the west coast and islands at one end and the Clyde estuary at the other, and so avoid the long voyage around the south end of the Kintyre Peninsula.

The village has a harbour and is best known as the western entrance to the Crinan Canal. It has a coffee shop and hotel and looks out across Loch Crinan to Duntrune Castle.

Parts of the TV series The Tales of Para Handy were filmed here.

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