Tour Scotland Kerrera Oban and Argyll Holiday Apartment.
For those seeking an outdoor lifestyle, there can be no better choice than this stunning part of the Highlands. Wonderful walking, climbing, sailing and both lake and river fishing can all be enjoyed locally, with sea fishing on the doorstep, and riding, cycle hire and golf also available in the vicinity; and for those visiting during the winter months, there is even skiing from Fort William. All in all, this is an ideal base for enjoying the pleasures of the great outdoors or just savouring the spectacular scenery of the Western Highlands. From Oban’s bustling harbour, there are daily boat trips to the surrounding islands, where an abundance of birds and wildlife can be spotted. Iona in particular stands out from the rest; founded by St Columba in AD 563, following his banishment from Ireland, it is a tranquil, reflective island, with a rich history – no fewer than 60 kings lie buried in the graveyard of its abbey. Other interesting places to visit in the vicinity include the castles of Dunollie, Ardmaddy and Dunstaffnage, as well as Torosay and Duart across on Mull – the largest of the Inner Hebridean islands. For families, there is a Sea Life Centre, World in Miniature and Rare Breeds Park close by, and the annual Argyllshire Gathering, featuring the Highland Games, is sure to be a highlight for young and old throughout the summer season. The Oban Distillery offers an interesting guided tour, with a welcome dram of whisky waiting at the end. Also a must see is McCaig’s Folly; built as an imitation of Rome’s Colosseum, it is well worth the ten-minute climb to admire the stunning panorama from this, one of the town’s chief landmarks.