The top visitor attractions and highlights of Oban and Lorn

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OUR TOP RECOMMENDED THINGS TO DO

OUR TOP RECOMMENDED TOURING IDEAS

1              Visit Oban Distillery - Nestling beneath the steep cliff that overlooks Oban, one of Scotland's oldest sources of single malt Scotch whisky is but a stone's throw from the sea. A 5 star visitor attraction.

2              Visit Mull - The Isle of Mull has attractions, accommodation, culture, stunning wildlife, including whales Dolphins and the UK’s largest eagle population. Famous for Balamory, a short ferry trip from Oban, best to book ahead in summer.

3              Visit Iona - The island of Iona, off the west coast of Scotland, is the symbolic centre of Scottish Christianity. Iona has a significant history and a special, spiritual atmosphere that continues to attract and inspire thousands of visitors each year.

4              Visit Dunstaffnage Castle - Situated on a rocky outcrop overlooking Loch Etive in Argyll and Bute, Dunstaffnage Castle is one of Scotland's oldest stone castles, dating back to the 13th century.

5              Visit the Scottish Sea Life Sanctuary - The Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary opens a window into a watery wonderland . . . teeming with amazing sea creatures of astonishing variety. Nestling amidst the pine trees on the shores of picturesque Loch Creran, the Centre combines a spectacular aquarium with a busy rescue and rehabilitation facility for both common and grey seal pups.

6              Day trip to Inveraray and Inveraray Castle - Inveraray is a royal burgh in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. It is on the western shore of Loch Fyne, near its head, and on the A83 road. It is the traditional county town of Argyll and ancestral home to the Duke of Argyll.

7              Oban Rare Breeds Farm Park  - The Oban Rare Breeds Farm Park is a favourite with children, who get to meet all kinds of animals at close quarters, including rabbits, goats, cows, deer and even llamas.

8              McCaig’s Tower - McCaig's Tower is a prominent tower on the hillside overlooking Oban in Argyll, Scotland. It is built of Bonawe granite taken from the quarries across Airds Bay, on Loch Etive, from Muckairn, with a circumference of about 200 metres with two-tiers of 94 lancet arches

9              Arduaine Garden -This wonderful coastal garden forms a horticultural tour around the temperate world with a collection of rhododendrons, azaleas, magnolias, Blue Tibetan poppies, giant Himalayan lilies and Chatham Island forget-me-nots.

 

 

10           Dunollie Castle & 1745 House - The superbly situated Dunollie Castle, standing guard over Oban Bay is to this day an iconic monument to the history of the area. The 1745 House was the first Laird's house built when the family moved from the castle, and its story is enmeshed with the Jacobite rising of that same year.