The Local Area
There are plenty of things to see and do in and around The Creagan Inn.
Castle Stalker was built in 1320 and passed from the Macdougalls to the Stewart Lords of Lorn in 1388. In 1497 the Stewarts and MacLarens carried out a combined raid against MacDonald of Keppoch as a reprisal for cattle reiving, but Dugald Stewart was killed and succeeded as Chief of Appin by his son Duncan.
King James IV of Scotland, born in 1473, was a cousin of the Stewarts of Appin and when he came of age made frequent hunting journeys to the Highlands.
It is understood that he stayed quite often at Castle Stalker, using it as a base for hunting and hawking for which he had a passion.
The Oban Sealife Centre
The Oban Sealife Centre is ideal for a family friendly visit to see rescued otters and seals as well as an opportunity to feed sharks! With great views of Loch Creran you can get a real feel for the nature of a very special sea loch and this amazing area. A forest walk and adventure area will build up an appetite and tire out the kids enough for the whole family to come and enjoy a freshly cooked snack or meal (or chilled glass of something!) at Creagan afterwards. A fantastic source of information on rare marine life & the geology of Loch Creran has been published by local author Terry Donovan.
Caledonia Way Cycle Track
Creagan is situated right on the new Caledonia Way Cycle Track route 78 which goes from Oban to Ballachulish and will eventually go from Campbelltown to Fort William.
Meander through the forests and glens or set your own pace beside the lochs. Just choose the sections which suit you and use the villages and towns in between as ideal stopovers.
Of course situated halfway between Oban and Ballachulish we hope you will include The Creagan as an ideal lunch or snack stopover!