Out & About in Argyll

Whichever way you drive, walk or go by boat, there is beautiful scenery in all directions. 

view to lismoreOban, to the South, is 25 minutes away, where ferries leave for day trips to Mull & Iona, Coll, Tiree and Colonsay. Historically, a fishing town, you will find fishing boats in the harbour,  boat trips to see seals and other wildlife, and some excellent fish shops and restaurants. There are other highlights such as Dunollie Castle, MacCaigs Tower, many good shops, cafes and restaurants and of course excellent fish & chips. Oban has our nearest whisky distillery and is the main shopping town.

castle stalkerFort William, to the North, sits at the foot of Ben Nevis. This is where you can catch the steam train on the West Highland Line over the “Harry Potter” viaduct at Glenfinnan, or you can drive the very scenic road to Mallaig past the Morar Sands.

The Caledonian Canal,is also worth a walk, and amazing views can be had from the top of the  Nevis Range cable car up the mountain next to Ben Nevis (Aonach Mor) for walking in the summer or skiing in the winter.

 Whether you are a walker, a cyclist, looking to relax, explore the many historic sites, do some of the active sports such as skiing, mountain biking, sailing, kayaking, fishing or golf, or even  just take in the amazing west coast scenery, we have something for everyone! Here’s some Walks in Appin. And Keith with Go Glencoe Guiding offers guided walks for all ages in the area.

Here are a few ideas of Where to visit and What to do!