Couples, small groups or families keen for memorable days out and lots of fresh sea air!
Head to Scotland's beautiful west coast to discover some of Argyll's most alluring islands and enjoy the charms of a bustling harbour town. For this short break, base yourself in Oban and take advantage of organised tours or plan scenic drives to explore the surrounding coastline.
THINGS TO SEE & DO
Book the Three Isle Tour for a day of incredible island delights. The tour involves travelling by ferry to the Inner Hebridean isles of Mull, Iona and Staffa. See the wild landscapes of Mull, experience the beaches tranquil Iona, and take in the geological marvel of Staffa and the mighty Fingal's Cave - if you go in summer, you might even get up close to a few puffins.
You could also explore the coastline south of Oban and drive to the Isle of Seil, connected to the mainland by the charming Clachan Bridge, otherwise known as the 'Bridge over the Atlantic'. From the village of Ellenabeich, take the short ferry crossing to Easdale Island, defined by its impressive flooded slate quarries and charming white washed cottages. If you fancy seeing the third largest whirlpool in the world, take a boat trip from Seil with SeaFari Adventures or Sealife Adventures.
When it comes to snacking and dining, the town boasts plenty of eateries. Treat yourself to some of Oban's finest seafood and dine out at Ee-usk or the Waterfront Fishouse, or grab some fresh scallops, mussels, prawns or crab to go from one of the seafood shacks on the North Pier.
From Glasgow, it's a 2 hour and 30 minute drive to Oban. Take the M8 west bound, then follow the A82, passing Loch Lomond, before joining the A85 at Tyndrum. It's also conveniently served by bus and train services too.
Where to Stay
Oban has a large range of hotels, B&Bs and guest houses. If you're after a sea view, choose from one of the many hotels or Victorian villa guest houses lining the esplanade.
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