There is plenty to see in the area, with something for everyone.


Oban Distillery



Oban Distillery takes its name from the town where the Highlands meet the Islands. Nestling beneath the steep cliff that overlooks Oban, one of Scotland's oldest sources of single malt whisky is but a stone's throw from the sea. This coastal location is accurately reflected by the character of the Oban 14 year old single malt whisky. At Oban Distillery you can see the distillers at work crafting a rich, sweet malt whisky with a subtle hint of sea salt and peaty smokiness.

The adult admission charge includes a discount voucher, redeemable in the well stocked distillery shop towards the purchase of a 70 cl bottle of single malt whisky. Children under 8 years are welcome but are not admitted to the production areas. In winter or when traveling any distance it is advisable to book tours in advance.

Telephone: 01631 572002


Angus Garden




A woodland garden, under-planted with a large collection of rhododendrons and azaleas, as well as specimen trees and shrubs.

Angus garden is a nine acre woodland garden approx 2 miles from the popular highland village of Taynuilt. Created in 1957 by Betty Macdonald in memory of her son Angus, who was killed in Cyprus the year earlier. The garden is set in magnificent scenery, with stunning views towards Ben Cruachan and Glen Etive, and offers peaceful walks and interesting plants. Famous for its collection of hybrid rhododendrons and azaleas the garden has also featured on numerous gardening and general interest television programmes. There are three colour-coded walks ranging from 30mins to 90mins approx.

Telephone: 01866 822333/335


Sea Wild

Explore the rugged coastline and rich waters around the Hebrides with award winning Sea Life Surveys, searching for whales, sharks, dolphins, porpoises, seabirds and much more.

Internationally qualified and experienced wildlife guides are on every trip, guiding you through the different species you are likely to encounter, showing you how to identify them and where to look. They will be on hand to answer any questions you might have, talk about the history, geology and wildlife, while keeping you topped up with tea and coffee during your adventure!

Our whale watching cruises depart from Ledaig pontoon, Tobermory, Isle of Mull.

Telephone: 01688302916


Fort William



Fort William is the principal town in the West Highlands. It takes its name from a fort founded here in 1690 and named after William, Prince of Orange.

As a busy centre it offers a wide range of shops and services, including major supermarkets and businesses selling outdoor and activity wear, books, tartans, tweeds, woollens and crafts, mostly along its pleasant and pedestrianised main street. Its location as a meeting-place for West Highland routes also means it has a range of pubs, places to eat and Scottish entertainment. The West Highland Museum in the town's main square takes up the theme of Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites, with many relics from those times.

Movies filmed in or near Fort William include Harry Potter, Highlander, Braveheart and Rob Roy.


Castle Stalker



Castle Stalker is located 25 miles north of Oban.Built around 1540 by Duncan Stewart of Appin, this much-photographed castle was gifted by him to James IV for use as a hunting lodge. In fact, its Gaelic name Caisteal Stalcair translates literally as 'Castle of the Hunter'. It sits at the mouth of Loch Laich (by Loch Linnhe) on a rocky islet known as the Rock of the Cormorants which is also the battle cry of the Stewarts of Appin.

The castle, like so many in Scotland, has had a turbulent history. One 17th century Stewart gambled it away to a Campbell for an eight-oared galley. During the 1745 Jacobite Rising it was used as a garrison for troops.

There is an admission charge which includes the trip across the loch.