Tee off at the variety of courses throughout the area
and the islands, including the 9-hole course across the
Bridge over the Atlantic, on the Isle of Seil.
There is a range of entertainment venues throughout the
area, including the worlds smallest professional
theatre at Dervaig, Mull.
Moorings and marinas are dotted around the coastlines
providing a sheltered haven for yachts sailing around
the island-speckled triangle of Loch Linnhe, the Firth
of Lorn and the Sound of Mull.
Choose from a sealife cruise around the islands for seal,
seabird or even whale and dolphin spotting, or a wildlife
safari on Mull to spot Golden and Sea Eagles. Your mode
of transport varies from high-speed inflatables to landrovers.
Busy yourself with indoor diversions such as swimming,
at the superb Atlantis Leisure Centre or ten-pin bowling
at Pro-bowl, both situated in Oban.
is an ideal place from which to enjoy tours into the majestic
highland landscape - a landscape steeped in history -
whether your inclination is for hill-walking or for sampling
the local single malt scotch whisky.
A short ferry
trip from Oban lies one of Scotland's largest islands, the Isle
of Mull. Stepping off the ferry at Craignure, those with a fascination
for history can enjoy ancient Duart Castle - once home to the
Chief of the Clan MacLean and boasting spectacular views from
its battlements - or Torosay Castle, final destination of Scotlands
first island passenger railway.
West along the coast sits Mull's picturesque capital Tobermory
with its gaily-painted buildings crowding around a peaceful
From Tobermory travel west to Dervaig, where the wildlife enthusiast
can embark upon sightseeing cruises to the seabird havens of
Fingals Cave on Staffa, and the Treshnish Isles as well
as the island of Iona, the birthplace of Celtic Christianity.
Back in Oban there is easy access to the other scattered islands
of the Inner Hebrides, the islands of Coll, Tiree, Lismore and
Kerrera. These are low lying islands of golden sands and deserted
beaches where wildlife lovers can discover the local flora and
fauna, or enjoy the many excellent opportunities for surfing
and sailing along the coasts of these most accessible, yet remote,
of Scottish islands.