About the Area
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.
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
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.
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
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!