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During this holiday we’ll be staying in Oban, one of the most popular resorts in Scotland and close to Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. An excursion into the park and to nearby Ben Cruchan are included, as well as to the picture perfect fishing port of Tobermory.
We’ll stay at the Great Western Hotel in Oban; the hotel occupies a great location in town, just a short walk from the shops and harbour. The town itself is famous for its seafood and whiskey with many opportunities to sample both.
Day One: Home to Oban
Travel to Oban where we check into the Bay Great Western Hotel and enjoy our evening meal. (D)
Days Two to Seven: Oban
Enjoy free time in and around Oban with three included excursions to enjoy. (B,D)
Day Eight: Oban to Home
After breakfast we depart and return home. (B)
Great Western Hotel
Argyll and Bute
Stay with us on the shores of Oban Bay, within easy reach of some of Scotland’s most majestic and beautiful scenery, with the diverse Islands and the immensity of the Highlands close by.
The town of Oban is just a short walk away with a number of places here to sample local produce including delicious seafood and the refined and elegant whiskeys that the region is famous for. There’s also plenty to explore in town, head up to McCaig’s Tower for a great view over the Sound of Mull, or visit Dunollie or Dunstaffage Castle to learn a little about the history of Oban.
Magnificent Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park can be easily reached from Oban and makes a great day trip. For perhaps even greater scenery though board a ferry and head out onto the islands that dot the sea off Scotland’s West Coast. Mull, the Isle of Lismore and Kerrera, just across Oban Bay all make fantastic day trips offering superb scenery and a sense of solitude and wilderness that is incomparable almost anywhere in the UK.
In the hotel enjoy fantastic views over Oban Bay while sipping a tasty drink in the bar and lounges after a long day enjoying Scotland’s natural beauty. In the main season you can enjoy live evening entertainment in the lounge as well as tasty breakfast and evening meals in the restaurant. In-room we offer comfort and serenity, with the possibility of upgrading to Standard Plus, Premier and Superior rooms for even greater space and relaxation while you stay with us.
Half Day: Ben Cruachan
Sit back and relax as we make our way to Ben Cruachan - the Hollow Mountain. Here, we enjoy a guided tour along the walkways, seeing tropical plants that thrive inside the mountain and on to the viewing gallery. From here, we�ll be able to see one of the country's most amazing engineering achievements - a power station hidden in the mountain!
Full Day: Isle of Seil and Inveraray
Enjoy a scenic loop travelling to the Isle of Seil, the most northerly of the Slate Islands and reached by the Bridge over the Atlantic. We continue via Lochgilphead to reach the pretty white-walled town of Inveraray.
Full Day: Tobermory
We visit the capital of the Isle of Mull, Tobermory. The small fishing port is famous for its brightly coloured seafront which frames the bay.