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.
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.