Argyll and the Highlands

Heading forty minutes north from Port Appin brings you to Glencoe Heritage Park centred on the spectacular valley of Glencoe, surely one of the major highlight of any trip to Scotland and indeed, the UK. A modern and extensve visitor centre will give you all the key information you will need to make the most of this area including details of the various hiking trails. If you plan to visit us over the winter months you can even go skiing in Glencoe.

Continuing further north and taking the short Corran car ferry takes you to the remote Ardnamurchan Peninsula. This is an area of stunning scenery, sandy beaches and a ruined castle in a spectacular setting. Perhaps make it a round trip and return via Glenfinan with its impressive monument and viaduct made famous by the Harry Potter films.

Heading south from the hotel brings you into the heart of Argyll. Crinan, with its beautiful setting and picturesque canal is well worth a visit whilst Inverary with its unique Georgian architecture, offers beautiful views across Loch Fyne as well as Inverary Castle, home to the Duke of Argyll, and the fascinating Gaol.

There are many more scenic delights – too many to list here. However, we would be delighted to talk you through them.

Equally after a visit to The Airds you can catch the ferry from Oban to one of the outer Hebridean islands, to visit the beautiful islands of Harris, Lewis or Benbecula. Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain, is also close by and can provide superb views from the top of its mountain gondola where you can enjoy lunch in the mountain restaurant.

It's worth spending a few days here to take in a number of day trips and really explore this wonderful area - you could even drive over to Mallaig and take the ferry to Skye. The Airds is a wonderful base from which to explore.

Further details of specific attractions are available on our 'days out' page under ‘Attractions’.