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 Descents, Onich 01855 821593 Visit website


Tralee, Benderloch
Ganavan Sands, Oban

Bicycle & 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 Luing Cycle Hire 01852 314274 Visit website
Oban Cycles 01631 566033 Visit website

Boat Hire

Lochaweside Marine 01866 844209 Visit website
Linnhe Marine 07721 503981 Visit website
Taynuilt Fishing Club 01866 822023 Visit website

Boat Trips

Sealife Adventures 01631 571010 Visit website
Coastal Connection 07919 615210 Visit website


Barcaldine Castle 01631 720598
Dunstaffnage, Dunbeg Visit website
Dunollie Museum Castle and Grounds 01631 570550 Visit website
Gylen Castle, Isle of Kerrera
Kilchurn, Lochawe
Inveraray 01499 302203 Visit website
Castle Stalker, Appin 01631 730234


Oban Phoenix Cinema Visit website


Puffin Dive Centre 01631 566088 Visit website
Porpoise Diving 01852 300203 Visit website

Exhibition & Heritage Centres/Museums

Cruachan Power Station & Visitor Centre Lochawe 0141 614 9105 Visit website
Oban Distillery Visitor Centre 01631 572004 Visit website
Kilmartin House Museum 01546 510278 Visit website
Iona Abbey, Isle of Iona Visit website
Bonawe Iron Furnace, Taynuilt 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, Kerrera. 01631 566688
Visit website


Sea Fishing
Argyll Sea Tours Visit website
River/Fresh Water Loch Fishing
Loch Awe District Visit website
Oban & District, Anglers Corner 01631 566374 Visit website
Farm Fishing
Inverawe Fisheries, Smokery & Country Park, Taynuilt  Visit website

Forest Walks

Ben Lora, Benderloch
Sutherlands Grove, Barcaldine

Gardens Open

Arduaine Gardens Visit website
Ardchattan Priory, North Connel Visit website
Barguillean "Angus Garden" Taynuilt Visit website
Crarae Woodland Garden, Inveraray Visit website
Further Information from Scotland's Garden Scheme Visit website


Dalmally Golf Course (9 hole) 01838 200619 Visit website
Taynuilt Golf Course (9 hole) 01866 822429 Visit website
Oban Golf Club, Glencruitten Oban (18 hole) 01631 562868 Visit website

Pony Trekking & Horse Riding

Achnalarig Riding Centre, Oban 07748 708141 Visit website

Places of Interest

Forest Walks Information from the Forestry Commission 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 Visit website
McCaig's Tower, Oban
Atlantic Bridge, Seil Island
Easdale Island - site of ancient slate quarries Visit website


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


Glencoe Ski centre & Schoo 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  Visit website

Castle StalkerCastle Stalker

Sutherlands GroveSutherlands Grove

Ganavan Sands
Ganavan Sands

Calmac Ferry
Ferry to Mull