|Travel by Coach||0 Days|
Day One - Home to Oban
We’ll make our way from the interchange to Oban, where we’ll check in to the Great Western Hotel and will enjoy a sumptuous evening meal. (D)
Days Two and Three – Oban
One day in Oban is set aside for an excursion to the Isle of Seil and Inverary. Seil is a small island that has been connected to the mainland by a bridge since the 19th century. Inverary is famous as the home of the Duke of Argyll, who lives at Inverary Castle. The town’s former jail is now a museum which attempts to show how the life of inmates was in the 19th century.
The other day is set aside for you to enjoy at your leisure. Ferries leave from Oban to various Scottish Islands, with two of the closest being Lismore and Mull which can be reached in under an hour. Or simply relax around Oban which has castles to explore, a whisky distillery to tour and a number of fantastic seafood restaurants, with the local catch said to be amongst the best in Europe. (B,D)
Day Four - Oban to Home
Time to say goodbye today; we depart after breakfast and make our way to the interchange before returning 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.
Trip to the Isle of Seil and Inveraray
Our first stop is the Isle of Seil, the small island seems to have remained unchanged for centuries. The fishing villages reflect exactly what you might expect from the Scottish islands, small, quaint, whitewashed houses set on the edge of the sea, surrounded by magnificent scenery. We then move on to Inverary, on the banks of Loch Fyne and home to the Duke of Argyll at the town’s castle. As well as the grand castle, the imposing Georgian Inverary Jail is a fascinating experience, the living museum allows you the opportunity to see the re-enactment of trials and how inmates lived in the 19th century.