Bridge Over the Atlantic

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Just 10 miles south of Oban lies the island of Seil, the most northerly of the Slate Isles. This Hebridean island makes for a fabulous day trip from Oban. As well as stunning scenery and wonderful walking, there’s a wealth of history to discover. And there’s no need to worry about ferry timetables to reach this Scottish island. It’s separated from mainland Argyll by the thinnest of channels, which is spanned by a delightful humpback bridge.

Follow the A816 south of Oban and you come to a minor road heading west signposted the ‘Atlantic Bridge’. The Clachan Bridge, also known as the ‘Bridge Over the Atlantic’, was built in 1792 by engineer Robert Mylne. The single-arched bridge is steeply humped so small vessels can pass underneath. The historic Tigh an Truish Inn sits just over the bridge.