Get ready for a day full of wonder on our Oban, Glen Coe, Lochs and Castles tour
On our Oban, GlenCoe, Lochs and Castles tour we begin by setting off from Glasgow, we journey northward, heading towards the enchanting “Bonnie, Bonnie banks of Loch Lomond. Scotland’s largest Loch, spanning an impressive 71km² (27mi²). Along the way, we offer a chance to pause and enjoy a light refreshment. So, if you are still feeling a bit groggy and need to shake off that morning drowsiness, you can grab a coffee and a bite to eat. When we stop your knowledgeable driver-guide will point out the majestic Ben Lomond. This impressive Munro, standing at a height of 974m (3193ft), holds the distinction of being Scotland’s most southerly Munro. You will get the chance to stop and take in the views of both Ben Lomond and Loch Lomond.
Rest and be thankful
We’ll make a brief stop to relish the breathtaking views at the famous ‘Rest and Be Thankful’ mountain pass. Its name evokes ancient times when weary travellers would pause, rest, and express gratitude for conquering the arduous ascent.
We’ll take a pause in Inveraray, a quaint Argyll town that serves as the residence of the Clan Campbell’s Chief and his family within their 18th-century castle. Additionally, you’ll find a 19th-century jail and courthouse nearby, along with a selection of whisky shops to explore. You can also look out and admire Loch Fyne which is a tidal sea Loch.
One of the most photographed castles in Scotland
I am talking about Kilchurn castle which is a mid 15th centuary castle. It sits right on the banks of the longest fresh water Loch in Scotland, Loch Awe. It measures 41km (25 miles) long, it has a backdrop of stunning mountains. It’s exactly what you would imagine Scotland would be.
Arrive in Oban
Oban is renowed for it’s amazing seafood so why not try some when you are here or choose from another Restaurant to get some delicious Scottish scran (Food). Why not climb upto McCaigs tower which is steep but for your efforts you will be rewarded with amazing views over Oban bay.
Castle Stalker is next on the list, this little castle sits right on its own wee (little) islet on Loch Laich, we will stop for a few pictures of this beautiful castle.
As we journey deeper into the magnificent Scottish Highlands, traversing the awe-inspiring Rannoch Moor adorned with its breathtaking lochs, our path leads us to Glencoe, a place of profound beauty shadowed by the haunting legacy of the Glencoe Massacre. Here, amidst the grandeur of majestic mountains and haunting glens, you’ll delve into its somber history and witness the iconic Buachaille Etive Mor, standing tall at 3351ft (1021m). The landscape is truly otherworldly, echoing the stories of a bygone era that still resonate in this breathtaking wilderness.
On our way back down to Glasgow we will visit the Drovers inn for some refreshments, whisky’s, maybe some Scottish beers whatever you fancy the Drovers inn will have it. If you look out the back of the Drovers inn you will see a massive waterfall in the distance, it’s quite surreal.
We at Craicin Tours know you will enjoy this Oban, GlenCoe, Lochs and Castles tour.