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Seil Island, Scotland
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Boating & Sailing
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Seil Island


Photo by Alfredo De Simone

The slate isle of Seil is a fun place to explore. Tour the quarry town of Ellenabeich (also known as Easdale). Walk cobblestone streets. See white-harled worker's cottages. Take a fast boat trip to Corryvreckan whirlpool and, in addition to taking in the scenery, spot seals, dolphins and whales. Visit An Cala Gardens. Hike coastal footpaths. Walk in Ballachuan Hazel Wood. Traverse the single arched Bridge Over the Atlantic. Hop a ferry to Easdale Island. Cross Cuan Sound and ride bikes on Luing Island.
Getting There
Seil Island is located on Scotland's western coast and is situated 12 miles (19 km) south of Oban. The nearest airports are in Glasgow and Edinburgh. European low cost airlines service both cities. Scottish Citylink and Scottish Rail connect Oban with Glasgow and Edinburgh. West Coast Motors operates a bus service from Oban to Ellenabeich, the largest village on Seil Island. The bus trip is 40 minutes. Easdale Ferry connects Ellenabeich and Easdale Island. The Cuan - Luing Vehicle Ferry connects the isles of Seil and Luing.
Getting Around
The best way to explore Seil Island is walk, bike or boat. Sea.fari Adventures offers boat tours from Ellenabeich. (Click the tab tour for more.) Walk Highlands and Scottish Wildlife Trust provide details on popular walking trails. Luing Bike Hire operates from Sunnybrae Caravan Park in South Cuan.
When to Travel
The best time of the year to visit western Scotland is from April to June. But don't expect endless days of warm sunshine. The weather in Scotland is fickle. It's as likely to be sunny as it is to be rainy. It's possible to experience more than one season in a single afternoon. The peak tourist season - July, August and Easter - is often crowded.
Things to Keep in Mind
Pack rain gear and boats. Dress in layers.
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