The proposed site for the Ben Arthur Resort occupies an excellent location within the Loch Lomond National Park, on the north shore of Loch Long just opposite the picturesque village of Arrochar. The site also benefits from a prominent position on the tourist route to the Highlands, just before the “Rest and be Thankful” mountain pass and just below the mountain Ben Arthur, from which it is proposed the resort would take its name. The mountains in this area are known collectively as the “Arrochar Alps” and are dominated by the Ben Arthur’s distinctive rocky summit, more commonly known as “The Cobbler”.
The site is an area of land previously occupied by the former MOD torpedo testing station on the north shore of Loch Long, just opposite the picturesque village of Arrochar. In use between 1912 and 1986, the range was busiest during World War 2 – in 1944 over 12,000 torpedoes were tested, the peak being 62 in one day.
Today the site enjoys the same spectacular loch side setting and, once the existing derelict buildings have been removed, this area of land has the capacity to provide a truly excellent location for a 4 star hotel and associated leisure and residential facilities.