At Sheiling we’re surrounded by beautiful countryside. The path in the picture takes you down to Puilladobhrain or “pool of the otter” and if you’re patient you might spot one fishing or playing on the  shore.

And if wildlife spotting is your thing why not take a trip with  Sealife Adventures They’ll take you on a voyage of discovery  aboard the Porpoise II.  You’ll find them just down the road from us in Clachan Seil.

Or you might prefer feeling  the spray on your face on one of Seafari’s fast RIBs. They are based in Ellenabeich.

Either way you’ll have a fantastic trip and stand a good chance of spotting seals, seabirds and perhaps dolphins and whales as well as getting a different view of our beautiful coastline. And if the tide is right,  the swirling waters of the Corryvrecken.

For a self propelled adventure contact Sea Kayak Scotland also based Seil.

We have sea access from our own slipway – tides permitting.

Unfortunately our lovely local museum The Slate islands Heritage Centre   will remain closed for the rest of the year.

Oban is home to the War and Peace Museum   and Dunollie castle but check their websites before planning a visit.

And to find out how your dram is made (and get to taste some) visit Oban distillery

Our mild (and damp) climate means gardens in Argyll are particularly beautiful. Here on Seil we have An Cala in Ellenabeich as well as Ardmaddy Castle Gardens close by on the mainland and NTS Arduaine a little further down the coast at Kilmelford.

Or perhaps you’d just like to explore on foot? We can’t lend you maps at the moment but can advise on routes and send you electronic versions.

To find out about the wider area pop into the Tourist Information Centre   near the north pier in Oban or check out Oban and Lorn Tourism Alliance.

You won’t want to leave.

Don’t forget that lots of our surroundings are working farms, always follow the Scottish Outside Access and Countryside  codes. That way you can enjoy your holiday while our community  and  local environment are safeguarded.