Cross the ‘Bridge over the Atlantic’
You can reach one island by bridge! The Isle of Seil, one of the Slate Islands, lies some 12 miles south of Oban. It’s separated from the mainland by a sea channels which is spanned by the humpback Clachan Bridge, also known as the 'Bridge over the Atlantic'. Seil is a lovely island to explore and has a fascinating history. From Seil you can catch the small passenger-only ferry to Easdale, which lies about 200 metres off the coast. Head to the Puffer Bar & Restaurant for fantastic seafood.
To discover a new perspective on the Atlantic islands of Argyll, take the three-minute ferry crossing to the Island of Luing from North Cuan on the southerly tip of Seil. As well as abundant wildlife and stunning views to Mull, Scarba, the Garvellachs, you’ll find the Atlantic Islands Centre which tells the story of these diverse and fascinating Atlantic isles. Tuck into fabulous local food in the café and enjoy some excellent exhibitions.
The Outer Hebrides
To experience life on the edge, don’t miss the chance to visit the Outer Hebrides. You can reach Barra, the most southern of the Outer Hebrides, by ferry from Oban. The crossing takes around four hours. From here you can catch a ferry to Uist, Harris & Lewis. Check out CalMac’s island-hopping tickets.
When you want to take a break from island hopping, there’s lots to see and do in and around Oban. It’s a bustling place that’s full of life during the day, with streets packed with individual shops and cafés, and alive at night with convivial live music bars and ceilidh nights at The View.
Known as ‘Scotland’s Seafood Capital’, it’s the place to sample fresh seafood. Head north to visit two picturesque peninsulas – Benderloch and Appin – and see Castle Stalker, one of Argyll’s most romantic castles.