Craobh Haven , Argyll , Scotland
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Craobh Haven , Argyll , Scotland

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Craobh Haven was constructed in 1983 as a holiday resort village and marina .

The marina is very popular for private boat owners and the occasional visit by small cruise ships who are touring the nearby island .

Craobh Haven is located about 22 miles south of Oban and 17 miles north of Lochgilphead on the Craiginish Peninsula .

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A: Craobh Haven , Argyll , Scotland

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