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Private Minibus Tour to the Highlands and West Coast from Glasgow
"Leave Glasgow and you'll drive past Stirling Castle (from the motorway) into the countryside and past Doune Castle - a well preserved 14th century Castle set amid lovely Stirlingshire countryside.Hear the exciting history of the medieval castle and residents. Doune Castle is the atmospheric stand-in for the fictional Castle Leoch in the TV show Outlander and has also been used as a film location f you'll stop for a photo at Kilchurn Castle settled on the banks of Loch Awe; this is one of the most photographed castles in Scotland often used in calendars and numerous other promotional material.Next you'll travel northwest to Inverary (17th Century); in this picturesque town you will have time to enjoy lunch and perhaps visit the jail or castle (featured in Downtown Abbey).On departing Inverary
From GBP425.00
 
West Highland Lochs and Castles Small Group Day Trip from Edinburgh
"Board a 16-passenger luxury minivan in central Edinburgh in the morning and set off on a journey toward the Scottish Highlands. Traveling west first make a photo stop at Stirling Castle once known as the 'Key to Scotland.' It was here that William Wallace — immortalized by Mel Gibson in the film Braveheart — defeated the English army in 1297.Continue to the fantastic medieval stronghold of Doune Castle. Built for the Duke of the castle is still in remarkable condition. You may recognize it from the famous film Monty Python and The Holy Grail or the more recent Outlander TV series based on the books by Diana Gabaldon.Leave the rolling farmlands behind and venture into the wild forests and dramatic mountains of the Scottish Highlands. Hear the story of the ‘Scottish Robin Hood’ in the Braes of Balquhidder the final resting place of Highland outlaw Rob Roy MacGregor. Wind your way through the Breadalbane mountains stopping for lunch (own expense)
From GBP41.00
 
West Highland Lochs and Castles Day Trip from Edinburgh
"Leaving Edinburgh your tour begins at Doune Castle in Stirlingshire. The castle is instantly recognisable from the film 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail' and more recently in TV Series 'Game of Thrones' and 'Outlander'. Spend time exploring the castle (own expense) and take pictures before making your way back to the coach.You will then journey through the Highlands past stunning Lochs historic castles and glorious glens before you stop for lunch near Glen Ogle offering spectacular views. Spend an hour at your leisure and appreciate your surroundings fully before continuing north to Kilchurn Castle.Kilchurn Castle located on the banks of Loch Awe and surrounded by mountains
From GBP43.00

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Sealife Adventures

I had really wanted to go on this tour, there's nothing more magical for me than to see wildlife while traveling and the website talked of whales and otters and seals, otters and seals being two of my...
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Three Isle Tour-West Cosat Tours

Our time in Oban was fairly short, we had two full days to see everything we wanted to see so we decided to do the Three Isle Tour so we could see Mull, Iona and Staffa. The West Coast Tour started...
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Tourist Information Office

There is a very good Scottish Tourist Information office near the North Pier. I found a good display of leaflets here and helpful and friendly staff who can give advice on the area and book hotels,...
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May 21, 2016

Oban Distillary

In 1794 John and Hugh Stevenson built and opened a small distillery in Oban, This makes it one of the oldest distilleries in Scotland and one of the smallest as it only has two pot stills. It was...
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May 14, 2016

The North Pier

The North Pier is an interesting place to visit - it has a small restaurant complex with a sea food and a pizza restaurant (closed when I visited) but this is where the small trawlers land their...
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May 14, 2016

Oban Museum

A very good volunteer run museum that shows many facets of Obans history. It mainly concentrates on the military presence in Oban but also the railways, the ferries, the distillery and fishing in the...
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May 14, 2016
 
 
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Oban Cathedral

St. Columba's Cathedral stands on the edge of Oban Bay looking west across the Firth of Lorne to Iona and beyond, across the Atlantic to the Americas. It is a Roman Catholic cathedral and was designed...
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May 14, 2016

McCaigs Tower

High above Oban stands McCaigs Tower. It is now a public park and garden and the views out to Kerrera, Lismore and Mull are wonderful and worth the climb up from the town. It stands on Battery Hill...
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May 14, 2016

Scottish Sea Life Sanctuary

On a rainy day as we drove from Oban to the Kyle of Lochalsh we dropped into the watery world of The Scottish Sealife Sanctuary 10 miles north of Oban. Fortunately most of it is under a roof so it is...
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Drever
May 04, 2014

Oban

Oban exists in its sheltered bay because of the sea. It is the main ferry terminus for Mull, Colonsay, Coll, Tiree and Lismore; and there are also sailings from here to Barra and South Uist in the...
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May 04, 2014

Isle of Mull

Frequent ferries depart from Oban to the Isle of Mull. A day-trip is easily possible, though many choose to stay on the island or continue to some of the more remote islands. The ferry arrives in the...
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Mar 22, 2014

Kerrera

An excellent day-trip or half day-trip is to take a ferry to the nearby island of Kerrera. From Oban itself, the Oban Marina offers ferry service from the Marina (on Kerrera) to Oban. Cost is GBP 4...
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Mar 06, 2014

Oban Distillery

With the fine weather (for Scotland) and with Minifrosch in tow (children under 8 not allowed), I actually didn't take this opportunity to tour a working whisky distillery. But the building is within...
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travelfrosch
Feb 12, 2014

Oban War Memorial

At a high point along the bay is this striking memorial. Originally sculpted by Alexander Carrick and unveiled on Armistice day 1923, the monument displays the list of local residents killed in World...
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Feb 06, 2014

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Corran Esplanade, Oban, Argyll and Bute, PA34 5AG, United Kingdom
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Connel Ferry, Connel, Argyll and Bute, PA37 1PB, United Kingdom
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Southlochaweside, Dalmally, Argyll and Bute, PA33 1BJ, United Kingdom
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The Esplanade, Oban, Argyll and Bute, United Kingdom
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Esplanade, PA34 5AQ
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Esplanade, Oban, PA34 5AF, United Kingdom
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"Oban"
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"Beautiful Oban"
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"Capital of the West Highlands"
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"My Home"
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"Oban and Surroundings"
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