The Stunning Sunsets of Oban
The rural Scottish town of Oban boasts a colourful waterfront and a relaxed atmosphere only found in small villages of the United Kingdom. The town is hailed as Scotland's most popular west coast holiday destination due to its stunning sunsets, sumptuous seafood and plethora of wonderful attractions.
Walking Amongst the Natural Wonders
Begin your relaxing retreat to the Scottish coast with a walk packed full of natural wonders; a short ferry ride from the south of Oban will afford visitors gorgeous views of the coast, ultimately delivering them to Kerrara, a small island that boasts stunning vistas of the other islands and the remains of the ancient Gylen Castle. Continue your maritime odyssey with a Turus Mara Tour to explore the wonderful wildlife and remarkable rock formations off the coast; admire the awesome wonder of Fingal's Cave after sailing to the iconic island of Staffa, marvelling at the beautiful basaltic columns that create this natural cathedral. Next, the boat will visit the sacred and serene island of Iona to explore the astounding Abbey and visit the burial place of 48 Scottish kings. Upon your return to the tranquil shores of Oban, you'll encounter puffins, Atlantic grey seals and many other gorgeous birds in their natural habitat.
Supreme Seafood and Stunning Vistas
Return to the harbour to enjoy a lunch that embarked the boat at a similar time to you at the celebrated Ee-Usk Restaurant upon the harbour. Enjoy the gentle tranquillity of watching fishing boats dock and set sail while sampling the fresh, salty flavours of the set lunch menu, which is incredibly affordable and delicious. Select from sumptuous seafood dishes of smoked haddock, battered sea bass and garlic and cream mussels before planning your route to Oban's captivating castle. Located a short distance from Oban in Kilchurn, the Kilchurn Castle is an astounding historical sight at the heard of the luscious Loch Awe. The awe inspiring natural surroundings compliment the castle rich and intriguing history, that dates back to 1432. Ascend the stone stairs of the tower house to enjoy breathtaking views of the glittering loch, rolling hills and the peak of Ben Cruachan mountain.
Dive to the Glittering Depths
Although many tourists only associate scuba diving with the glimmering depths of the warm Caribbean, Oban is a mecca for divers due to it's abundant wildlife and plethora of mysterious ship wrecks. Puffin Tours offer visitors the chance to submerge into the water and explore the hidden treasures of the ocean, under expert supervision regardless of experience. It's an unforgettable way to explore the transcendental beauty that lies beneath. After exploring castles, caves and coral, immerse yourself in the intimate and inviting atmosphere of Oban's highest acclaimed restaurant; Coast Restaurant serves contemporary and creative cuisine inspired Scotland's rich culinary heritage. Delectable dishes include whiskey cured hot smoked salmon, char grilled langoustines, Aberdeen Angus steak and haunch of venison, in addition to a wine list to pleasure both palate and pocket.