The Falls of Lora Hotel

Activities

Connel is an ideal place to stay being only 5 miles from Oban where you can sail to Mull, Iona and Fingal's Cave. If you leave early and return late you could even pay a day visit to Inverness, Isle of Skye or Campbeltown. It will only take approximately 1 hour to drive to Ben Nevis (highest mountain in Britain), Glencoe and Inveraray. Nearer still are many interesting attractions such as the Oban Distillery and Cruachan Dam and Power Station and many beautiful gardens. All sports are well catered for and there are 2 interesting golf courses 7 miles from the Hotel.

Action Sports

Vertical Ascents, Onich 01855 821595 Visit website
Tralee Rally Karting 01631 720297

Beaches

Tralee, Benderloch
Ganavan Sands, Oban

Bicycle HireBicycle & Car Hire

Munros (Avis), Oban 01631 564463 Visit website
Hazelbank Motors Oban 01631 566476 Visit website
Flit Self Drive, Oban 01631 566553 Visit website
Isle of Kerrera Bicycle Hire 01631 563665
Isle of Luing Cycle Hire 01852 314256
Oban Cycles 01631 566996 Visit website

Boat Hire

Lochaweside Marine 01866 844209
Linnhe Marine 07721 503981 Visit Website
Taynuilt Fishing Club 01866 822023
Mobile 07850 676617
Contact: Doug Bannatyne

Boat Trips

Oban Sea Trek 01631 566088
Loch Creran Cruises 01866 822280
MV Laura Ann, Oban 07881 450963
Loch Awe Steampacket Company 01838 200440
Sealife Adventures 01631 571010 Visit website
Argyll Charters 07774 475995 or 01631 563387 Visit website

Dunstaffnage CastleCastles

Barcaldine Castle 01631 720598
Dunstaffnage, Dunbeg 01631 562465 Visit website
Kilchurn, Lochawe
Inveraray 01499 302203 Visit website
Castle Stalker, Appin 01631 730234

Cinema

Highland Theatre and Cinema, Oban 01631 562444 Visit website

Diving

Puffin Dive Centre 01631 566088 Visit website
Porpoise Diving 01631 571010 Visit website
TSMV Gannet 01631 720262 Visit website

Exhibition & Heritage Centres/Museums

Cruachan Power Station & Visitor Centre Lochawe 01866 822618 Visit website
Slate Islands Heritage Trust, Easdale 01852 300449 Visit website
Highland Artist's Exhibition, Easdale 01852 300273
Oban Distillery Visitor Centre 01631 572004
Kilmartin House Museum 01546 510278 Visit website
Glencoe Folk Museum 01855 811 664
Iona Abbey, Isle of Iona 01681 700512 Visit website
Bonawe Iron Furnace, Taynuilt 01866 822432 Visit website
Oban War & Peace Museum Visit website
Inveraray Jail 01499 302381 Visit website

Ferries to the Islands

Caledonian MacBrayne serving Mull (Iona), Colonsay, Tiree, Coll, Barra, S. Uist, Lismore. 01631 566688 Visit website
Kerrera Ferry 01631 563665

Fishing

Sea Fishing
Fish 'n' Trips, Bonawe 01631 750213
TSMV Gannet - Local day charter boat available for sea angling
01631 720262 Visit website
River/Fresh Water Loch Fishing
Loch Awe District 01838 200200 Visit website
Oban & District, Anglers Corner 01631 566374 Visit website
Farm Fishing
Inverawe Fisheries, Smokery & Country Park, Taynuilt 01866 822430 Visit website

Forest Walks

Ben Lora, Benderloch
Sutherlands Grove, Barcaldine

Gardens Open

Arduaine Gardens 01852 200366 Visit website
Achnacloich, Taynuilt
Ardchattan Priory, North Connel 01796 481355
Barguillean "Angus Garden" Taynuilt
Crarae Woodland Garden, Inveraray 01546 886388
Druimavuic House, Appin 01631 730242
Further Information from Scotland's Garden Scheme 0131 229 1870

Gliding

Connel Gliding Club, North Connel 01631 701428

golfGolf

Dalmally Golf Course - 9 hole 01838 200619
Taynuilt Golf Course - 9 hole 01866 822429
Oban Golf Club, Glencruitten Oban - 18 hole 01631 562868

Marine and Wildlife Parks

The Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary 01631 720386
Visit website
Argyll Wildlife Park, Inveraray 01499 302264
Visit website

Pony Trekking & Horse Riding

Achnalaraig Riding Centre, Oban 01631 562745
Lettershuna Riding Centre 01631 730227
Argyll Wildlife Park, Inveraray 01499 302264 Visit website

Places of Interest

Forest Walks - Information from Forest Enterprise 01546 602518 Visit website
Falls of Lora Connel - Tidal cascade (the only one in the UK). Viewpoint in car park close to Connel Bridge
Cairn to Robert the Bruce, Dalmally
St Conan's Kirk, Dalmally
McCaig's Tower, Oban
Atlantic Bridge, Seil Island
Easdale Island - site of ancient slate quarries

Photography

Loch Visions
Wildlife photography experience Visit website
Philip Price Tel: 01866 833 272
Mobile: 07767807123

Sailing & Watersports

Sea.fari Adventures, Easdale 01852 300003 Visit website
Linnhe Marine Watersports Centre, Appin 01631 730401

Skiing

Glencoe Ski centre & School 01855 851200 Visit website
Nevis Range Ski Area, Fort William 01397 705825 Visit website

Swimming & Leisure

Atlantis Leisure, Oban 01631 566800 Visit website
Lochaber Leisure Centre, Fort William 01397 704359


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