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Ellenabeich
Isle of Seil
By Oban
Argyll
PA34 4RF
tel: 01852 300 273
fax: 01852 300 271
Opening times:
Summer
(Easter – End Sept)
9am – 7pm

Winter
(Oct– end March)
9am -5pm
Open every day of the year except Christmas Day
Around ten miles south of Oban Cross the famous Atlantic Bridge to the island of Seil. Pass if you can, the welcoming Tigh an Truish Hotel just over the bridge, carry on past Balvicar golf course arriving some 3 miles later at the former home of C John Taylor - the village of Ellenabeich.
Ellenabeich owes its existence to slate quarrying industry which took place in the area in the 18th and 19th centuries. Seil, together with nearby islands Easdale, Luing and Belnahua are known as the slate islands - "the islands that roofed the world". Today you can make the 3 minute crossing by passenger ferry to the peaceful car-free island of Easdale from the ferry slip, a few yards from the Highland Arts Exhibition. Easdale island features many deep quarries, now filled in by remarkably clear water by a disastrous storm in 1881. More information on the local slate industry can be found in the Easdale Island Folk Museum or by chatting to locals in the Puffer Bar and Restaurant. Easdale Island is also the home to the The World Stoneskimming Championships which take place every September.

Sharing Ellenabeich harbour with the Easdale ferry are Sea.fari Adventures, Scotland's foremost sealife adventure boating specialists. Sea.fari take small groups out on powerful RIBS to visit the neighbouring islands, the wildlife, and the world famous Gulf of Corryvreckan whirlpools. After an exhilerating trip you might like to quench your thirst in the near-by Oyster Brewery which serves great 'pub grub' and real ales from its own micro brewery.

For a more relaxed form of entertainment, why not have a game of boules or a game of golf on Highland Arts' own 12 Isles putting green? Beat par 24 to have your name on the trophy!
   


Map produced from the Ordnance Survey Get-a-map service. Map reproduced with kind permission of Ordnance Survey and Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland.
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