Monday, July 20, 2009

Holiday Home in Oban Argyll Scotland

Holiday Home in Oban, Argyll, Scotland. A handsome and lively Victorian town, Oban is the gateway to the highlands and its rugged landscape of wild heather moors and mountains tumbling into the sea. Beautifully situated on Oban’s esplanade, these five apartments enjoy superb views over the bay and their name-sake islands of Kerrera, Mull and Lismore. This Apartment, Iona sleeps four. Each has been decorated and furnished to a high standard with great attention to detail and provides spacious, airy and comfortable accommodation, within convenient walking distance of shops, restaurants and entertainment Highland style! From Oban’s bustling harbour, there are daily boat trips to the surrounding islands, where an abundance of birds and wildlife can be spotted. Iona in particular stands out from the rest; founded by St Columba in AD 563, following his banishment from Ireland, it is a tranquil, reflective island, with a rich history – no fewer than sixty kings lie buried in the graveyard of its abbey. Other interesting places to visit in the vicinity include the castles of Dunollie, Ardmaddy and Dunstaffnage, as well as Torosay and Duart across on Mull – the largest of the Inner Hebridean islands. For families, there is a Sea Life Centre, World in Miniature and Rare Breeds Park close by, and the annual Argyllshire Gathering, featuring the Highland Games, is sure to be a highlight for young and old throughout the summer season. The Oban Distillery offers an interesting guided tour, with a welcome dram of whisky waiting at the end. Also a must see is McCaig’s Folly; built as an imitation of Rome’s Colosseum, it is well worth the ten-minute climb to admire the stunning panorama from this, one of the town’s chief landmarks.
For a day out, Glasgow has many attractions for all the family. The many museums include the Gallery of Modern Art, the People’s Palace and the Transport Museum. More unusual places to visit include the Piping Centre (a national centre for the promotion of the bagpipe), the aromatic and peaceful Garden of St Nicholas and The Tall Ship at Glasgow Harbour. For those seeking an outdoor lifestyle, there can be no better choice than this stunning part of the Highlands. Wonderful walking, climbing, sailing and both lake and river fishing can all be enjoyed locally, with sea fishing on the doorstep, and riding, cycle hire and golf also available in the vicinity; and for those visiting during the winter months, there is even skiing from Fort William. All in all, this is an ideal base for enjoying the pleasures of the great outdoors or just savouring the spectacular scenery of the Western Highlands. Elec and CH (elec rads) incl. Parking. Shop one hundred yds. TV. Video. cassette/CD. Shared payphone. Shared laundry room with auto wm and t/dryer (coin-operated). M/wave. Seafront fifty yds (toddlers beware!). Easy walking access. Duvets with linen and towels. Shared entrance, elevator and staircase to third floor: Spacious living/dining-room with splendid views and modern fitted kitchen area. Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom/W.C. with shower attachment. Twin-bedded room. Bathroom/W.C. with shower attachment.Cot.
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