North Connel

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North Connel from the south shore

North Connel is a hamlet on the north side of Loch Etive in Argyll and Bute, Scotland.

Connel Bridge connects the community to Connel on the south shore of the loch, approximately 7 kilometres from Oban.[1] While the bridge belonged to British Rail, a toll was charged to cross and it closed at night.[citation needed] Once sparsely populated, the number of houses in North Connel quickly increased after the bridge was handed over to Argyllshire County Council in the late 1960s.[citation needed]

Oban Airport or Connel Airfield is nearby.[2]


  1. ^ "North Connel". Gazetteer for Scotland. Retrieved 11 January 2012.
  2. ^ "Oban Airport". Oban and Lorn Online. Retrieved 11 January 2012.

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Coordinates: 56°27′32″N 5°23′46″W / 56.45889°N 5.39611°W / 56.45889; -5.39611