Visit Appin and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Appin, Argyll and Bute. This district of Scotland, famed for its scenery, once covered a wider area than it does today. Now Appin is the name given to Port Appin village between Loch Laich and Airds Bay, Portnacroish on the North shore of Loch Laich, and Strath Appin running South East from Loch Laich towards Loch Creran.
This was the ancient land of the Stewarts of Appin who built Castle Stalker c. A.D. 1500 on an island in Loch Laich. It was used as a hunting lodge by James IV. Later it fell to ruins, but has now been restored. The Appin House of today is of the 17th century; Aird's House South East of Port Appin was built in the mid-l8th century.
The district is occupied by small farmers rather than crofters. Their lands surround the sea-lochs, which here have a broken shore with many bays and islands, a favourite resort for Scottish family holiday-makers. There is a ferry from Port Appin to Lismore.
The Stewarts of Appin, as readers of R. L. Stevenson's Kidnapped and Catriona will recall, lost their lands and strength after the Jacobite attempt of 1745. The Appin Regiment fought at the Battle of Culloden, where the Jacobite cause was forever lost. The Appin colours, the only Jacobite banner to escape being burnt by the common hangman in 1746 at Edinburgh, is now preserved in the Scottish United Services Museum in Edinburgh Castle.
Nearby towns: Inveraray, Oban, Fort William
Nearby villages: Achnaba, Achnacloich, Ardmaddy, Ballachulish, Benderloch, Bonawe, Cadderlie, Connel, Creagan, Dunollie, Fearnoch, Glencoe, Kenmore, Kilcheran, North Ballachulish, Port Appin, Portnacroish, South Ballachulish, Taynuilt
Have you decided to visit Appin or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Appin bed and breakfast (a Appin B&B or Appin b and b)
- a Appin guesthouse
- a Appin hotel (or motel)
- a Appin self-catering establishment, or
- other Appin accommodation