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Gaelic: Ceann Loch Gilb
Lochgilphead 1.jpg
Grid reference: NR8688
Location: 56°2’24"N, 5°26’24"W
Population: 3,000
Post town: Lochgilphead
Postcode: PA30 - 31
Dialling code: 01546
Local Government
Council: Argyll and Bute
Argyll and Bute

Lochgilphead is a town at the end of Loch Gilp, itself a branch of Loch Fyne, in Argyllshire. The town stands also on the banks of the Crinan Canal. It has some 3,000 inhabitants.

Lochgilphead was a planned settlement created in 1790, shortly after the completion of a road from Inveraray to Campbeltown. After the completion of the Crinan Canal in 1801 the town became more important as a link across the Kintyre peninsula.

Kilmory Castle at Lochgilphead is surrounded by a woodland park, within which are the remains of an Iron Age fort.

The town has become an administrative centre; the main offices of Argyll and Bute Council are at Kilmory Castle, and the Forestry Commission also have an office in the town.

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