BED AND BREAKFAST
AROUND SEIL ISLAND
The Isle of Seil is 12 miles south of the Oban tourism centre and is connected to the mainland of Argyll by the lovely old humpbacked Clachan Bridge
(popularly called 'The Bridge Over The Atlantic Ocean' or 'Atlantic Bridge')
Built in 1792 by John Stevenson of the Oban area, legend has it that on completion, a horse pulling a cartload of hay was sent across the bridge to test its strength. (With no additional strengthening, forty ton trucks cross it without a worry these days.)
The rare Fairy Foxglove (Erinus alpinus) covers the bridge in a gentle purple haze in the early summer, further enhancing an already beautiful structure.
Innish faces you as you cross the "Bridge over the Atlantic Ocean" on to the
in keeping with the local architecture Innish provides warm, comfortable
accommodation for our guests in this beautiful area of Argyll,
Telephone: 01852 300423
Next door is the:-
na Truish Inn (The House
of Trousers:- After the Jacobite Risings when kilts were banned,
the islanders were reputed to change out of their kilts and into trews here,
when going the mainland).
The Tigh an Truish is pub famous amongst the regular crews of yachts which moor in the Phuilladobhrain anchorage on the other side of the island
(Pronounced :- Pol dor an, meaning pool of the otter).
The crews have the added attraction of a 15 minute walk over the hill on the public footpath which runs down the side of our property.
A wander over this footpath is well worth the effort with views over the Firth of Lorne to Mull, Kerrera, Lismore and other small islands, with Morven in the distance. Good food in a traditional Scottish Pub
Telephone: 01852 300242
Balvicar: Set beside Balvicar Bay is one of the main villages on the island about 2 miles along the road from Innish. Comprising mainly of quaint old quarriers cottages.
Balvicar Stores and
Post office is the main grocery store on the Isle of Seil with with
an excellent selection of groceries etc. in stock, to save you the journey
Sea Kayak Hire and Courses
can be supplied through Ken Lacey at Balvicar
Turn right at Balvicar crossroads
and travel a further 2 miles to
Seil Island Games
used to be held at Dunmor Farm on the last Saturday in June, but are
now defunct due mainly to the increase of red tape, permit and insurances
Go straight on at Balvicar crossroads for about
2 miles and after passing Kilbrandon Church with its famous stained
glass windows you come to