Appin is a peaceful and secluded peninsula situated in the southern-most part of the district in the south of Lochaber between Oban and Ballachulish.
This picturesque district is best known as the setting for Robert Louis Stevenson’s famous novel, ‘Kidnapped’ and its main settlement is the pretty little fishing village of Port Appin. Overlooking a host of tiny little islands dotted around Loch Linnhe, with Lismore, Morvern and Mull in the background, this is, without doubt,one of Argyll’s most picturesque spots. One of Scotland’s most romantic ruined castles, the much-photographed Castle Stalker, occupies a tiny rock island to the north of the village.
A great way to explore the area is cycling and there is a bike hiring station on Port Appin. And if you want to venture further afield then a small passenger ferry run from there to the neighboring island of Lismore and bikes travel for free.
Other outdoor pursuit on offer free include boat hire, sailing, and windsurfing, waterskiing, clay-pigeon shooting and pony trekking.