Ellary & Castle Sween gives the impression of being isolated due to not many people inhabiting the area. This is in part true, however many places of interest are within easy distance: Oban and Fort William are situated to the North, Glasgow and Central Scotland to the East, and various islands to the South and West. Ferry trips make the ideal day out, and Arran, Gigha, Islay, Jura, Mull & Iona are all ideal for day trips. This area houses some of Scotland’s most famous gardens (Brodick, Achamore, Arduaine, Crarae, etc), which are well worth a visit if you have an interest in plants. There are various distilleries in the area, with some people visiting this part of Scotland solely for that reason. The Jacobite steam train runs from Fort William to Mallaig, passing over the famous Glenfinnan viaduct (featured in the Harry Potter films).