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atlantic bridge siel island _MG_2232

Built in 1792 by John Stevenson of the Oban area, legend has it that on completion, a horse pulling a cartload of hay was sent across the bridge to test its strength. (With no additional strengthening, forty ton trucks cross it without a worry these days.)

The rare Fairy Foxglove (Erinus alpinus) covers the bridge in a gentle purple haze in the early summer, further enhancing an already beautiful structure.

Innish faces you as you cross the "Bridge over the Atlantic Ocean" on to the

Isle ofSeil.

Designed in keeping with the local architecture Innish provides warm, comfortable, modern accommodation for our guests in this beautiful area of Argyll,

Telephone: 01852 300423

 

Next door is the:-

Tigh na Truish Inn (The House of Trousers:- After the Jacobite Risings when kilts were banned, the islanders were reputed to change out of their kilts and into trews here, when going the mainland).

The Tigh an Truish is famous amongst the regular crews of yachts which moor in the Phuilladobhrain anchorage on the other side of the island

(Pronounced :- Pol dor an, meaning pool of the otter).

The crews have the added attraction of a 15 minute walk over the hill on the public footpath which runs down the side of our property.

A wander over this footpath is well worth the effort with views over the Firth of Lorne to Mull, Kerrera, Lismore and other small islands, with Morven in the distance. Good food in a traditional Scottish Pub

Telephone: 01852 300242

  

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Taken on June 2, 2012