Appin

Towns & Villages

    Appin is located on a peaceful and secluded peninsula bounded to the west by Loch Linnhe and to the south by Loch Creran. Only 17 miles north of Oban and accessed by following the Argyll Coastal Route.

    Just north of Appin near Portnacroish you will find one of Scotland’s most romantic ruined castles, the much-photographed Castle Stalker which occupies a tiny rock island to the north of the village. Castle Stalker is the ancient seat of the Stewarts which can be visited but by apoointment only. Alternatively you can enjoy the views from near Portnacroish where parking is available.

    Cycling is a great way to explore the area and bikes can be hired at Port Appin south east of Appin or south, in Oban. From Port Appin you can explore further on your bike and hop on board the passenger ferry towards the island of Lismore.

    Other outdoor pursuit on offer free include boat hire, sailing, and windsurfing, waterskiing, clay-pigeon shooting and pony trekking.
     

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