So much to see and do
Some of the enjoyable things for you to see and do within easy reach of Ardshellach:
Ferry trips from Oban to the islands. Visit Site
Lismore – a cycling paradise and “front row of the stalls” to some of the finest scenery in Britain – Ben Cruachan, Glencoe, the Morvern hills – and in the distance Ben Nevis to the north and Jura to the south.
Isle of Kerrera, opposite Oban. Visit Site
Dedicated tarred cycling track (national route 78) for much of the way from Oban (Ganavan) along Loch Linnhe to Ballachulish, and along the now little used tarred road around Loch Creran.
Mountains to climb – Cruachan, Ben Sgulaird, Buchaille Etive Mor, to name but a few, and many others, including of course Ben Nevis.
Gondola rides up Aonach Mor, by Ben Nevis. Visit Site
Kayaking on Loch Etive and Loch Linnhe. Visit Site
The fascinating Ocean Explorer Centre beside the Scottish Marine Lab in Dunbeg, some 5 miles from Ardshellach. Visit Site
Oban Sea Life Centre. Visit Site
Oban War & Peace Museum. Visit Site
“Treasures of the Earth” outside Fort William, with its astonishing display of minerals. Visit Site
Ardchattan Priory 2 miles along the loch from Ardshellach – the second oldest house in Scotland.
Thrilling trips in a RIB down to Corryvreckan. Visit Site
Wildlife cruises. Visit Site
Ferry from Oban to Mull, visiting Duart Castle and Tobermory. Visit Site
Isle of Iona, and Fingal’s Cave on Staffa. Visit Site
Tralee sands near Benderloch, and Ganavan sands outside Oban.
The Jacobite Express steam train to Mallaig, with its observation coach. Visit Site
Launch trips from Taynuilt to the head of Loch Etive, close to the mountains of Glencoe.
Glorious West Highland gardens, including nearby Ardchattan, and Angus’s Garden in Taynuilt – plus Arduaine Gardens by Loch Melfort and Crerae further south.
Kilmartin Museum, south of Oban, provides a fascinating overview of Argyll prehistory. It illustrates and explains the archaeology of this important area – “Scotland’s richest prehistoric landscape”, with its stone circles, hill forts and standing stones. Visit Site
And nearby is Dunadd, where it is believed the early Scottish kings were crowned.