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The Holly Tree Hotel, Kentallen, By Appin, Argyll
Kentallen, near Glencoe, Argyll PA38 4BY
Resident Proprietors: The McFatridge Family

About the Area

The Hotel is ideally situated between Oban (25 miles) and Fort William (14 miles). As well as just driving around enjoying the most breathtaking scenery in the World there are numerous interesting activities to pursue and attractions to visit.

The following are just some suggested things to do:-

A trip to the Island of Mull.

Either travel to Oban to catch the ferry or across the Corran Ferry and drive across unspoilt Ardnamurchan and cross on the short Fishnish to Lochaline ferry. In Mull you can tour about and even go across to the legendary Isle of Iona.

Touring Ardnamurchan

A short trip across the Corran Ferry finds Ardnamurchan and this is a great place to tour around. Entirely unspoilt and terrific for stress relief.

A Trip to the Rare Breeds Park near Oban

An Interesting day out and can be combined with some shopping in Oban or even a visit to the distillery where the fine "Oban" whisky is made. Decide who's driving back before you go!

The Appin Murder Sites

The tale of murder is told on a different page. The sites are local and make for an interesting visit.

Cruachan Power Station

An appealing drive is to go to Oban and then to head for Tyndrum. On the way you could stop off on Loch Awe and visit the power station dubbed "the hollow mountain" since there is a large tunnel leading to the power station a couple of miles into the mountain. If you then keep going to Tyndrum and then back through the Glen back to the Holly Tree you will find this a fascinating drive. The drive through the Glen often sees, depending on the weather, the wild deer near the roadside and some of the most stunning scenery in Scotland.

Castle Stalker

Around ten miles on the Oban road lies Castle Stalker, or STALCAIR as it was originally, which was built in the 13th Century. Steeped in history it was lost in a game of cards by the local Stewart clan but later recovered after the battle of Killicrankie. In 1966 it was bought by the Allward family who open it on certain days, which usually coincide with the local Appin show. We were delighted to host recently the wedding of the daughter of the Allward family. The castle, given its location and lowered elevation from the road, makes a wonderful photo opportunity.

Horse Riding or Boating at Lettershuna

The Zveginstov family at Lettershuna will look after you for a morning or afternoon with boating or horse riding. The site is only ten miles on the Oban road. After the exercise you can retreat to the Holly Tree for some pampering.

The above are some of the hundreds of things to do and Annette or Paul or any of the team in the Hotel will be happy to advise on other trips and ideas.

Haste ye Back!

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The Holly Tree Hotel,
Kentallen, by Appin, Argyll PA38 4BY.
Telephone: (+44/0)1631 740292
Fax: (+44/0)1631 740345

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