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Top Choice Cafe in Seil

Puffer

Easdale Island is fed and watered by the Puffer, named after the boats that once served the community. It combines pub, tearoom and restaurant. There are front and back decks, both very pleasant, and all-day sandwic…
Village in Seil

Ellenabeich

On the west coast of Seil island is the pretty conservation village of Ellenabeich, with its whitewashed cottages. It was built to house workers at the local slate quarries, but the industry collapsed in 1881 when t…
Gardens in Kerrera & Seil

Arduaine Garden

This lovely coastal garden cascades down a promontory looking west over Loch Melfort, Luing and other islands. Rhododendrons and azaleas provide plenty of colour. The garden is only staffed in summer months; put you…
Sports in Seil

World Stone-Skimming Championships

Anyone who fancies their hand at ducks and drakes should try to attend a flooded slate quarry in Easdale on a Sunday in late September. There's no use boasting about the number of skips: once it's hit the water a mi…
Museum in Seil

Scottish Slate Islands Heritage Trust

The friendly Scottish Slate Islands Heritage Trust is set in a traditional Ellenabeich cottage and displays fascinating old photographs illustrating life in the village in the 19th and early 20th centuries. It's als…
Museum in Seil

Easdale Island Folk Museum

This interesting museum, on the small island of Easdale just offshore from Ellenabeich, has displays about the slate industry and life on the islands in the 18th and 19th centuries. Lots of folders with press clippi…
Cafe in Kerrera

Kerrera Tea Garden

The Tea Garden is a sweet cafe that does snacks and light meals using home-baked bread and lots of organic produce. There's accommodation here too at the Kerrera Bunkhouse. It's a 2-mile walk from the ferry; follow …
Pub Food in Seil

Oyster Bar

This cute pub has a snug interior and a great back deck overlooking the water. With Fyne ales on tap, it's a great venue for a drink. Food is generally of the comfort variety, but some local seafood is featured too.