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Oban and Lorn

Ruined castles, whisky and miles of glorious coastline: the ancient region of Lorn is steeped in history and home to countless fascinating heritage sites. Its mountains sweep down to the bustling fishing port of Oban, unofficial capital of the West Highlands and gateway to the Western Isles. This lovely Victorian resort is full of life, with ferries to the Hebrides coming and going, convivial bars and streets packed with individual shops and cafés. Known as ‘Scotland’s Seafood Capital’, it’s the place to sample fresh seafood. Fish and chips have never tasted so good!

The low-lying island of Kerrera sits in Oban Bay. Just five miles by two, it can easily be explored on foot and offers lovely view out to Islay and Jura. North of Oban, two picturesque peninsulas – Benderloch and Appin – offer wonderful walking and cycling. Port Appin, a pretty little fishing village, has a wonderful outlook over the mountains of Morvern to Mull beyond. On your way there, you’ll pass Castle Stalker, one of Argyll’s most romantic ruined castles.

The Isle of Lismore is another gem with gentle walking and cycling opportunities and lots of wonderful heritage sites to explore. Further south are the miniscule Slate Islands, whose quarries yielded millions of slates per year at their peak. Cross the ‘Bridge over the Atlantic’ to Seil and visit the fascinating folk museum on Easdale.

Take the short ferry trip to Luing, hire a bike or boat and visit the Atlantic Islands Centre.
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