Places to visit

The Pierhouse is perfectly placed to explore Argyll, Lochaber and the islands on a sightseeing day out from the hotel. Take a look below for some itinerary ideas to make the most of your day trips from The Pierhouse.

For the more adventurous, read about the extensive range of organised adventure activities we will be pleased to arrange for you upon request. If you prefer to stay local and simply relax - there are also plenty of local attractions.

However you choose to spend your break at The Pierhouse, relax and enjoy!

Explore - things to see and do at The Pierhouse Hotel
Visit Tobermory - a day trip from The Pierhouse Hotel
Oban's busy harbour, looking over to McCaig's Tower

Oban, Gateway to the Isles

Gateway to the Isles and the Seafood Capital of Scotland, Oban's just a short drive away.

Spring morning on Loch Etive

Loch Etive

A beautiful loch in the shadow of Ben Cruachan, surrounded by interesting places to visit.

The Crinan Canal

Kilmartin & the Crinan Canal

One of Scotland's richest prehistoric landscapes and a vital waterway through Kintyre.

Inveraray Castle


Inveraray makes for a perfect day trip with much to offer.

Jacobite steam train, image courtesy West Coast Railways

"The Jacobite" steam train

One of the great railway journeys of the world: stunning scenery and Harry Potter's viaduct.

The Nevis Range gondola (image by Andy Gray/Nevis Range)

Nevis Range

Take the Nevis Range gondola to a height of 650m on the slopes of Aonach Mor

Glen Coe, just a short drive from The Pierhouse Hotel

Glen Coe

The world famous and spectacular Glen Coe is only half an hour's drive away.

Tobermory, Isle of Mull

Mull & Iona

Duart Castle, Tobermory/Balamory, historic Iona, all a short ferry ride from Oban.

Cairn marking the Appin Murder

The Appin Murder

See the site of this infamous event, which inspired Robert Louis Stevenson's Kidnapped.

And afterwards...relax

Relax in our Finnish sauna or enjoy therapeutic, aromatherapy or sports massage treatments in your own room.

Explore Appin and Argyll on Scotland's west coast from The Pierhouse Hotel