Around Seil - Oban and North Argyll
Seil is the perfect base for touring Lorn and North Argyll, with Oban only half an hour's drive away. Oban itself is one of the most beautifully situated towns in Scotland. The bay is sheltered by the island of Kerrera while beyond rise the hills of Mull. It is a major ferry terminus for the islands of Mull, Colonsay and Lismore, plus the Southern islands of the Outer Hebrides. In Oban you can watch the shipping in the bay, eat superb local seafood and of course walk up to McCaig's Tower (Oban's copy of the Coliseum) to enjoy the view. A day trip to Mull on the ferry is a popular excursion.
North of Oban the Sea Life Centre at Barcaldine is a popular day out, especially for families with children. West from Oban Loch Awe is a spectacular inland loch. You can also visit Cruachan, the Hollow Mountain, a unique tourist attraction that takes you inside the hill to see this remarkable feat of engineering.
If you travel South from Seil be sure to visit the picturesque village of Ardfern on Loch Craignish. A bit further on the prehistoric ruins of Kilmartin Glen and its award-winning archeology museum are well worth a visit, while a little further South again the Crinan Canal offers some wonderful walks along the towpath or in the hills round about.