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The visitor guide on to Connel in Argyll gives you information on and around the place, including accommodation and hotels in Connel.

Connel lies on the Loch Etive where it narrows to the Firth of Lorne and the open sea. The village got its name from the Gaelic for rough water. The rocky shelf which creates the rapids are a treat to watch. Looking into the past of this charming village we will find that rail service made its mark here during 1880s on the newly opened Callander and Oban railway line. This rail route links to Oban and Glasgow.

The Connel Bridge one of the known landmark which crosses the Falls of Lora in Connel was completed in 1903, this cantilever bridge spans 500 feet with an elevation of 50 feet above the water level. It was built to carry the Ballachulish branch of the Callander and Oban railway, in the beginning it carried only the railway but later a roadway was also added to the bridge along the railway line.

This attractive village has few more things to look for, the large falls of Lora Hotel built in 1894, and the St Oran’s Church which boasts gorgeous collection of stained glass windows and great interiors. Moving north across the low lying peninsula of Benderloch heading to Loch Creran lies the Balcardan Castle which attracts many tourist to explore its charms. This historic landmark is opened for tourist in the summer season for few months. The Isle of Eriska Hotel is another attraction Connel holds in its treasure, which offers visitors with all luxuries. Other than that the Scottish Sealife Centre is also a great place to visit in this stunning village.

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Local Visitor Attractions

  • Oban Sea Life Centre

    The Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary is set amidst the pine trees on the shores of picturesque Loch Creran, near Oban in Scotland. The Centre combines a spectacular aquarium with a busy rescue and rehabilitation facility for both common and grey seal pups.