Oban is the gateway to the Isles and from there you can hop onboard a CalMac ferry.
Walks with Stunning Views
There are walks around Easdale which open up the most stunning vistas and many more further afield. Look out for wildlife both at sea and on shore and don’t forget your camera!
Round Easdale Island, takes 20 minutes, or half an hour if you climb up to the top to the view point.
Ellenabeich Hill – Takes an hour, from the Village Hall car park at Ellenabeich access the route through the gate opposite. Follow the path, please be aware this hill is very steep in parts and the path is not clear. It is worth the effort though as the view at the top is amazing!
Phuilladobhrain (Pool of Otters) – Takes 10 minutes to get there. Go to the Tigh an Truish pub on the Island of Seil 10 minutes from Easdale just next to the Bridge over the Atlantic. Have a large and delicious lunch. Work off the calories by taking the path alongside the pub on the bridge side, this will take you to the coast, a fine view and a archipelago of small islands.
Based on the Isle of Seil which which is just 10 minutes from the cottages. The orginal dedicated sea kayak company in the Oban area, established for over 15 years. They have an intimate knowledge of the area. A family company for the personal touch, who do it because they love it.
They offer fantastic day trips but are very popular, so make sure to book well in advance of your holiday!
Seafari Adventures are Oban’s 5* Visit Scotland marine wildlife tour operator. Operating out of Easdale these fast boat wildlife watching trips are an absolute must. The knowledgable skippers will keep you entertained whilst taking you to great wildlife spots. Look out for minke whales, basking sharks, dolphins, sea eagles and so much more!
The West Coast of Scotland is steeped in history, myth & legend and Easdale itself played an important part in the area's economic past with no less than 7 operating slate quarries.
If you are interested in the history that helped to shape the area and communities that live here today, then we recommend you visit some of the wonderful museums and centres in the area to find out more.
Atlantic Islands Centre
The Atlantic Islands Centre provides a community hub for the people of Luing and an exciting heritage, arts and café/restaurant visitor attraction.
The Heritage Centre houses a collection of photographs, artefacts and genealogical records related to the social and industrial life of the Slate Islands of Argyll, especially the people engaged in the former slate industry. These records cover the period 18-20th century. Individual visitors, parties and school groups are welcome to visit the Centre.
The centre is opened to the public daily 1030 to 1300hrs and 1400hrs to 1700hrs from April to October.
The folk museum has well designed displays depicting a range of topics from the slate industry, army volunteers, education, and public health to geology, boats, and entertainment. There are genealogical records for the Kilbrandon and Kilchattan parish as well as rent books, Masonic records, and a map of Easdale Island circa 1881 on hard copy. Easdale Island Folk Museum is open daily from 1 April to Mid October, 11.00am – 4.00pm. Open during the winter by arrangement.
Kilmartin Glen is home to over 800 internationally significant prehistoric and early historic sites and monuments dating back over 5000 years, making it mainland Scotland’s most important archaeological landscape.
This wonderful coastal garden forms a horticultural tour around the temperate world with a collection of rhododendrons, azaleas, magnolias, Blue Tibetan poppies, giant Himalayan lilies and Chatham Island forget-me-nots.