Days out in and around Oban
Places to go, activities, sights to see
What are we doing today then? Better start planning your days out and have an answer ready ............
There's lots to do and see in Oban and the surrounding area and planning days out shouldn't be a problem.
To help you plan your day I've listed a few of the best attractions and activities below with links to most of them.
The weather will be a huge factor in deciding your schedule and, as is typical in this part of Scotland, can be very unpredictable. You obviously don't want to be trooping round the Rare Breeds Park, taking an open top bus tour or heading for some vantage points for a spot of sightseeing on a wet and windy day.
Save those days for the indoor visits - , War & Peace Museum, a little bit of gift shopping, a visit to a pottery, Atlantis Leisure - the local health centre and swimming pool, Cruachan Power Station - The Hollow Mountain, Inveraray Jail, The Chocolate Factory (yummy!) or how about some history and have a look round some of castles in Argyll to name but a few.
Outside activities include the likes of a boat trip to seal island to see them in their natural habitat. (Take a jacket, even on the warmest of days.) Extend that trip by a little and take in Duart Castle as well. Fancy some history? The place is abound with castles, monuments etc for you.
Fancy bouncing of the waves in a high speed dinghy on the way to see the whirlpools with sea life and birds right alongside you? Try SeaFari. Exhilarating. Castles in Argyll are best visited in decent weather as much of the interesting stuff is outside in the gardens and grounds. Also take into account that many are ruins and no longer have roofs!
There's also days trips to the numerous islands, Mull and Iona being the most popular. No kids? Just the two of you? Try a romantic evening cruise with dinner, sea, fabulous sunsets and scenery to set the mood for - well, you get the idea....
There's a guided walk round the town each evening starting at the tourist office - there's even a guided ghost tour which I haven't tried yet. (If you've been on it drop me a line via the contact page and let me know what you thought of it)
But hey, sometimes planning days out just gets too much even for the most enthusiastic of us so why not take it easy and go lie on a beach? This part of the country doesn't boast that many good beaches but I'll tell you where the local ones are on this page.
I could go on and list everything here to plan days out but that would make for a very long page and if you're like me you'll be skimming pages and a long one puts you off.
I've listed a few attractions below - the list is anything but complete and is being added to all the time so please come back and check it out again.
Got something to say? Good or bad, let me know via the contact page. Tell me about your days out, high points, low points.
Enjoy.................. and try not to let the midges spoil your day.
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