Oban, Appin, Kerrera and Seil

Oban, Appin, Kerrera and Seil

Oban is known as the Gateway to the Isles, but is also the unofficial capital of the West Highlands. This bustling town is hugely popular with visitors, being set around a stunning natural harbour, sheltered from the westerlies by the Isle of Kerrera. The familiar white-and-red liveried Calmac ferries constantly plying to and fro from islands far and wide gives the town a special atmosphere.

Just a short distance from the hustle and bustle is the quiet, beautiful countryside. The west coast is here dotted with castles, pebble and beaches and well repays exploration on foot. The beautiful island of Kerrera is just offshore, whilst further south the islands of Seil - linked to the mainland by a historic bridge - and Easdale are magnets for lovers of fine scenery.North of Oban is Connell, Benderloch and Port Appin - with the mountain and seascapes becoming ever more dramatic.


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