The Isle of Luing is well placed for exploring the surrounding area.
The Islands of Seil and Easdale
Luing is reached from Seil, which itself is connected to the mainland by the famous "Bridge over the Atlantic". With a pub, restaurants, golf course, the renowned An Cala gardens and the Highland Arts Exhibition, there is plenty here to while away a day or two. It also provides access to the small island of Easdale. This picturesque haven is reached by passenger ferry, and has a fantastic museum documenting the islands past, especially the slate industry which thrived here in the 19th century. More information about Seil is available on Seil Island Online.
The bustling harbourside town of Oban is 16 miles north of Luing. Known as "The Gateway to the Isles" it has ferry links to the Hebrides, Mull, Tiree, Coll, Lismore, Kerrera and more. There are also a wide variety of boat trips available, from one hour trips to view seals, to day trips to Iona and Staffa. Oban also offers a wide variety of shops and a multitude of places to eat and drink. Visit the distillery, or War and Peace Museum. With Atlantis leisure centre and indoor pool, a golf course and scuba diving facilities there are activites to please all the family.
The island of Mull is only a 45 minute ferry trip away from Oban. One of the largest Scottish islands, there is plenty here to see and do ranging from historic castles, a narrow gauge railway, whale watching trips and a visit to colourful Tobermory, home of the BBC's childrens programme "Balamory".
To the North
If you continue north from Oban there are many venues for days out to occupy you when staying on Luing. Within easy reach are historic castles, and the Sea Life Centre to entertain children. There are a huge selection of walks, including nature reserves and Forestry Commission paths, as well as many miles of coastline to explore.
To the South
Travelling south from Luing takes you through prehistoric Kilmartin Glen, past the Crinan Canal and on towards Lochgilphead and Tarbert, or eastwards to Inverary. En route are the gardens at Arduaine and Crarae, Craobh Haven marina, and the beautiful Ardfern peninsular, home to many local artists.