OBAN & THE WEST COAST
Travelling to the West Coast gives you the opportunity to enjoy some of Scotland’s most diverse scenery. The lochs, rugged coastline, bens and munros are unique. The sparkling blue water and vivid bright green of the ancient oakwoods of summer produce this very special West Highland quality of light.
Oban itself is part of Argyll and Bute and sits on the west coast of Scotland in a horseshoe-shaped bay. In fact, the name derives from the Gaelic for ‘little bay’. There is evidence of human occupation on the site dating back to the stone age.
Steeped in history, the small town is crowned by McCaig's Tower. The tower is a short walk from the centre of town and the views across the Firth of Lorne and away to the Sound of Mull are stunning. Alternative views across the town and the nearby hills can be seen from Pulpit Hill, to the south of town.
Nearby Dunollie castle dates to the early middle ages, but the modern town developed alongside the distillery which opened in 1794.
And last but not least: The west coast is not only famous for its oyster catchers and stunning coastline but also for its Single Malt Distilleries. It produces a range of distinct Single Malt Whiskies and Single Malts to be, some of them ranking amongst the most powerful and flavoursome Single Malts in the entire world.
We look forward to sharing some of these secret stills of the west coast with you as you travel with us through this remarkable countryside.