How do I get to Seil? To reach the island of Seil, you need to cross the famous, 'Bridge over the Atlantic' from the mainland. The turn off for the island of Seil is about 10 miles south of Oban. To travel throughout Scotland and the UK, you can book your tickets through The Trainline.
How do I get around Seil? There is a Bus service that runs between Ellenabeich, North Cuan, Balvicar and Clachan Seil. The bus starts and finishes in Oban.
What's worth visiting on Seil? The Highland Arts Exhibition showcases the creative works of the late C J Taylor, Poet, Artist, and Composer. The Slate Islands Trust Heritage Centre in Ellenabeich, has displays illustrating quarry working and many aspects of 19th century life in the area. Seafari Adventures offer trips to the Corryvreckan, the world's 3rd largest whirlpool, as well as other local islands. The gardens at An Cala benefit from the gulf stream and are open most of the year.
Where can I stay on Seil? Garraghmhor in Ellenabeich offers Bed and Breakfast as does Innish and Tigh an Truish, which are on the Seil side of the 'Bridge over the Atlantic'. There is also 'The Tin Church' which was featured on Channel 5's 'Build A New Life In The Country' series. They offer self-catering B&B on a nightly basis. There is self catering accommodation at Monaveen Lodge, Pier House, Achnacroish Cottage, Seil Chalet near Balvicar as well as Sula and The Haven in Clachan.
Are there any books/DVD's about Seil? Seil island A Portrait by Michael Shaw, In Search of Time Wasted: Peregrinations from Seil Island by Michael Shaw, The Islands That Roofed the World: Easdale, Seil, Luing and Belnahua by Mary Withall
Any other information on Seil? Princess Diana's mother, The Honourable Mrs. Shand Kydd, lived on Seil until her death in 2004.
Other islands in Inner Hebrides: Arran, Bute, Coll, Colonsay, Cumbrae, Easdale, Gigha, Holy Isle, Iona, Islay, Jura, Lismore, Luing, Mull, Tiree, Ulva