Where to Visit?
Appin area has plenty to see and do. It is close to the scenic Glencoe, Ben Nevis and the Aonach Mor Gondola, the white sands of Morar and Arisaig, and many islands can be visited for the day from Oban. The island of Lismore, is a great day out- catching the ferry from Port Appin and walking or cycling.
Appin is halfway between Oban and Fort William, so it is possible to explore north in Lochaber and south in Argyll.
- Stalker Castle is a short walk from the Cottages, and great views can be had from the Jubilee Bridge.
- We have some excellent local restaurants, such as the Airds Hotel, the Pierhouse Hotel, the Creagan Inn and The Castle Stalker View Cafe, and The Old Inn which is walking distance, and a wee bit further away there is the Holly Tree ( free swimming if you eat between 12-6pm!) and during the summer season Jim at Ben Lora Cafe does the most amazing Wood fired Pizzas! And new to Appin is our a local Thistle Taxi firm, who can mean that you can all enjoy a glass of something!
- Enjoy our extensive Walled Garden, Woodland Walk and Spring Garden gardens. There is a Tennis Court and Table Tennis Hut too.
- History – the Appin Historical Society has extensive information on the area.
- Find local crafts and gifts at Appin Craft Shop and original art work at Port Appin Studio
- Ardnamurchan Point with its dramatic lighthouse, is the most western point of Britain is a long day out but very scenic.
- Oban is our nearest town, and is named The Gateway to the Isles. You can get ferries to many islands including Mull, the sacred Isle of Iona. If weather permits you can also visit Staffa with its famous Fingal’s cave. There are good shops, restaurants and a distillery.
- The Scottish Seal Sanctuary, 10 minutes away is great for children and adults alike!