Category: Around Oban

Top Tips for the Three Isles Tour

Our most popular tour, The Three Isles Tour, is absolutely [...]

McCaig’s Tower

McCaig's Tower and its gardens sit proudly on Battery Hill, overlooking Oban and offering spectacular views over Oban Bay and over to the islands of Kerrera, Lismore and Mull in the distance. Built of Bonawe granite taken from local quarries, it was built in 1897 by local banker John Stuart McCraig to provide work for [...]

Connel Bridge and the Falls of Lora

The Connel Bridge is a cantilever steel bridge which links the small villages of Connel and North Connel at the sea-mouth of Loch Etive, around 5 miles from Oban. The bridge was opened in 1903 to carry the Ballachulish branch of the Callender and Oban Railway and when completed, had a longer span than any [...]

Oban Winter Festival

Festivals aren't just for summer! Every November a 10-day festival takes place in Oban complete with markets, parades, music and much more. The festival has been running since 2011 and has been awarded the Queens Award for Voluntary Service. This year the festival is back and it is bigger and better than ever. Events taking [...]

3 Things To Do In Oban

Oban is the largest town in Argyll and the Isles, [...]

Winter on the West Coast

Although our tours only operate from April to September, spending the festive season on Scotland’s western isles is still one of the best ways to take some time off this winter. From the variety of festivals, changes in wildlife and beautiful scenery, travelling west over winter can be a memorable experience for any first timer. [...]

Visit the Giants Causeway from Scotland

Our Kintyre Express service offers a great way to access Northern Ireland's Causeway Coast which features breathtaking and rugged coastline and is home to the world-famous Giant's Causeway. But while you have no doubt heard of County Antrim's Giant's Causeway, have you heard the folklore story behind its creation? Well, the story goes that one [...]