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West Coast 200
Places To See

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Attractions

Scotland's West Coast Attractions

Glencoe Visitor Centre

Glencoe Visitor Centre

With dramatic mountains, rare beauty and a haunting history in the heart of the Highlands, Glencoe is a must see on your trip. Start your Glencoe adventure at the Visitor Centre and discover Munros, Glens and famous film sets from Outlaw King, Braveheart and Skyfall. Explore Scottish history and follow in the footsteps of the Clan MacDonald and the tragic Massacre of 1692 or get close to nature with the rangers on a wildlife Land Rover Safari.

Visitor Centre, Glencoe, Ballachulish PH49 4HX
Call: (0)1855 811307

Castle Stalker

Castle Stalker

Castle Stalker in its current form was built in 1446 by the then Lord of Lorn, Sir John Stewart. Originally the land had been the site of a Fortalice built in in 1320 by the Clan MacDougalls before the loss of their tittle Lords of Lorn. The MacDougalls lost their title after their defeat by King Bruce at Brander Pass in 1308 but regained it for a period after 1328. In about 1388 the Lordship of Lorn passed to the Stewarts, the lands including Castle Stalker. In 1620 the Castle passed into the hands of the Campbells of Airds after a drunken wager. It was then held by the family until 1908 when it was bought back by the Stewards. These days it is still held by the Steward family and is fully inhabitable. The Castle can now be visited by private tour a few times a year. Castle Stalker can be viewed from Port Appin.

Appin
Call: (0)1631 740315

Isle of Lismore

Isle of Lismore

The historic island of Lismore was once the seat of the Bishops of Argyll in the 13th centaury and is perfect for walking and cycling. The island also has a beautiful church and Gaelic Heritage Centre. Lismore can be reached by a car ferry from Oban or a passenger ferry from Port Appin.

McCaig Tower

McCaig's Tower

McCaig's Tower is a Romanesque structure perched on the summit of Battery Hill overlooking the beautiful town of Oban. It was built in 1897 by a local banker John Stuart McCaig and has spectacular views out towards Oban Bay and the Inner Hebrides Islands. Climb the 144 steps of Jacob’s Ladder from Argyll St to the tower. The walk is short and steep but well worth the views at the top. You can also drive to the top by following the signs in the town centre.

Duncraggan Rd, Oban PA34 5DP

Oban Distillery

Oban Distillery

Nestling beneath the steep cliff that overlooks Oban, one of Scotland's oldest sources of Single Malt Scotch Whisky is just a short meander from the sea.

Oban Chocolate Company

Oban Chocolate Company

Oban Chocolate Company. Got a sweet tooth? Check out the Oban Chocolate Company for delicious hand made chocolates with innovative flavours. A family business in the heart of Oban.

34 Corran Esplanade, Oban PA34 5PS
Call: (0)1631 566099

Bridge over the Atlantic

Bridge over the Atlantic

Clachan Bridge is the only Bridge which crosses the Atlantic
Seil is one of the Slate Islands, located on the east side of the Firth of Lorn, 7 miles southwest of Oban, in Scotland. Seil has been linked to the mainland by bridge since the late 18th century. The origins of the island's name are unclear and probably pre-Gaelic.

St. Conans Kirk

St. Conans Kirk

Kilchurn Castle

Kilchurn Castle

Inverary Castle

Inverary Castle

Inverary Jail

Inverary Jail

Bonawe Iron Furnace

Bonawe Iron Furnace

Bonawe Iron Furnace is the most complete charcoal-fired ironworks in Britain. It was opened in 1753 and produced up to 700 tones of pig iron a year until its closer in the 1870s. These days you can follow the displays and see each step of the process in creating pig iron.

Taynuilt, Argyll PA35 1JQ
Call: (0)1866 822432

Cruachan Power Station

Cruachan Power Station

Cruachan Power Station, Visit a Scottish Power Station like no other! Nestled deep within the mountain of Ben Cruachan this power station is a feat of Scottish engineering. Take a tour through the 1km long tunnel that leads to spectacular views of Loch Awe.

Cruachan Visitor Centre, Dalmally PA33 1AN

St Conan Kirk

St Conan's Kirk

Perched on the edge of Loch Awe is St Conan's Kirk which was designed and built by Walter Douglas-Campbell. This unique kirk features an example from almost every church architecture style, from Norman to Saxon to Gothic and more. It is open to the public for visits and tours.

Lochawe, Dalmally PA33 1AQ

Kilchurn Castle

Kilchurn Castle

Kilchurn Castle was built in the mid 1400s and was the seat of the Campbells or Glenorchy for 150 years. in 1658 the Castle was converted in to a garrison stronghold and barracks was added to the grounds. During the Jacobite Rising the garrison was used as an outpost for government soldiers. The Castle was eventually abandoned at the end of the 17th century but is open for visits.

Lochawe, Dalmally PA33 1AF

Inveraray Castle

Inveraray Castle

Inveraray Castle, in its different renditions, has sat on the banks of Loch Fyne since the 1400's and is the ancestral home of the Duke of Argyll and Chief of Clan Campbell. The current Castle was inspired by the architect of Blenheim Palace and Castle Howard in the 1700s. In 1877 there was a fire which resulted in the adage of a third floor and the conical shaped roofs on the corner towers. The Castle is open to visitors from April to October.

Inveraray PA32 8XE
Call: (0)1499 302203

Inveraray Jail

Inveraray Jail

Inveraray Jail is a 19th Century jail and courthouse that is now open as a museum. You can explore the history of the Jail and hear the stories of the people who once spent time inside the New Prison, the Old Prison and the Courthouse. The Inveraray Jail is also known as one of Scotland's most haunted locations!

Church Square, Inveraray PA32 8TX
Call: (0)1499 302381

Activities

Scotland's West Coast Activities

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Killin Golf Club

A picturesque 9 hole course set in the beautiful scenery of the Perthshire Highlands. Often described as the most beautiful 9 hole golf course in Scotland.

The Golf House, Killin FK21 8TX
Call: (0)1567 820312

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Loch Tay Fish and Trips

Go Fish! With Loch Tay Fish and Trips you are able to book a guided fishing trip on Loch Tay. If guided trips aren't your style then hire a boat for half a day or a full day and take your self out on the Loch. Grant also offers guided scenic trips if fishing isn't your style.

Call: (0)7967 567347

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Killin Outdoor Centre

The Killin Outdoor Centre has everything you need to be able to adventure your little heart out. You can take a paddle on Loch Tay with the Kayak and Canoe hire or hire a Bike and check out the local sights.

Main St, Killin FK21 8UJ
Call: (0)1567 820652

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Glencoe Folk Museum

Explore the history of Glencoe and its people! The museum is housed in a traditional 18th century thatched cottage and holds an array of objects and artefacts displaying the rich history of the area.

Glencoe, Ballachulish PH49 4HS
Call: (0)1855 811664

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Rugged Paddleboard Glencoe

See the sights of Loch Leven in Glencoe by Paddle Board. Whether you are experienced or a beginner they have options for all!

Signal Rock Cottage, Torren, Ballachulish PH49 4HX
Call: (0)1855 604044

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GLencoe Mountain Resort

Skiing, Snowboarding, Hill Walking and Mountain Biking! Whatever the season, you can find plenty to do at the Glencoe Mountain Resort. The mountain resort was Scotland's first commercial ski field.

Glencoe PH49 4HZ
Call: (0)1855 851226

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Dragon's Tooth Estate Golf Course

What is a trip to Scotland without a game of Golf? Check out the Lochside 9 hole course at Dragon's Tooth Estate. As well as the golf course they also have axe throwing, Segway's and archery to keep the whole family entertained.

The Clubhouse, Dragon's Tooth Golf Course, Ballachulish PH49 4JX
Call: (0)1855 413202

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Lismore Gaelic Heritage Centre

The Isle of Lismore is steeped in Gaelic history! The Heritage Centre was opened in 2007 and is dedicated to shinning a light on a culture that was once oppressed. The Heritage Centre is made up of a Museum, a rebuilt 19th century Cotters House and a Gaelic/English Library. If you make the trip to Lismore then this is a must visit.

Isle of Lismore By, Oban PA34 5UL
Call: (0)1631 760030

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Seafreedom Kayak

Want to see the beautiful Scottish Coast from a different angle? Get out on the water with Seafreedom Kayaks in Strumhor! They create bespoke sea kayaking tours for all levels of competency. While you are out on the water you may encounter Dolphins, Seals, Porpoises and a variety of Seabirds.

Strumhor, Connel, Oban PA37 1PJ
Call: (0)7881 915936

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Basking Shark Scotland

Ever wanted to see a Basking Shark up close and personal? Head out on a tour with Basking Shark Scotland during summer and you may be able to! They offer a range of options like SCUBA diving, Snorkelling or just watching from the boat. And if Sharks are not your thing then try their Kayaking or SUP tours to Seal Lagoon.

Call: (0)7975 723140

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Etive Boat Trips

Etive Boat Trips offer cruises on Loch Etive and will take you up the loch towards Ben Cruachan, through Kilmaronag Narrows and past the Bonawe Quarry. They also offer trips around the neighbouring Islands and Oban Bay.

Dunstaffnage Marina, Dunbeg, Oban PA37 1PX
Call: (0)7900 253585

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The View Oban

To experience a traditional Scottish Ceilidh, head to The View Oban, named so because it sits in the middle of Oban with stunning view out towards Oban Bay. The View also offers experienced whisky tastings.

34 George St, Oban PA34 5NL
Call: (0)1631 569599

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Oban Distillery & Visitor Centre

Oban Distillery is one of the smallest whisky makers in Scotland and was founded in 1793. The distillery is located in the town centre and offers whisky tastings as well as tours of the distillery.

Stafford St, Oban PA34 5NH
Call: (0)1631 572004

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Oban War & Peace Museum

Learn about Oban and its people in both times of War and Peace. With a collection of artefacts and photographs from the maritime industry, the building of McCaigs Tower and its time as a Naval Base in world war II, the museum has a lot to offer. Take in the rich cultural history of the little port town!

Old Oban Times Bldg, Corran Esplanade, Oban PA34 5PX
Call: (0)1631 570007

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Achnalarig Riding Stable

Take in the beautiful views of Argyll from a different perspective! Achnalarig Stables offer treks from 30mins to 2hrs in duration and will cater each trek to suit any ability from novice to experienced.

Achnalarig Farm & Stables, Oban PA34 4QA
Call: (0)7748 708141

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Sea Kayak Oban : Adventures

Sea Kayak Oban offers full and half day trips around Oban Bay with the opportunity to see Seals, Dolphins and Seabirds. They offer trips for all capabilities and also have courses if you are looking to upskill!

6-8 Argyll Street, Oban, Argyll, PA34 5SG, Scotland
Call: (0)1631 565310

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Coastal Connections

Coastal Connections offer boat trips out of Oban. Choose between the Wildlife and Castles trip and a day trip to Tobermory on the Ilse of Mull. They also offer private charters for up to 12 people.

Shiol, Lerags, Oban, Argyll PA34 4SF
Call: (0)1631 565833

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Staffa Tours

See the colourful houses or Tobermory, the Abbey at Iona and the Puffins on Staffa! Staffa Tours operate out of Oban and visit Tobermoray, Staffa, Iona, and Treshnish Isles. They offer full day trips out on to the Hebrides Islands and are a great way to see a lot when you are short on time.

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Caledonian MacBrayne Ferry

Oban is known as the gateway to the Hebrides Islands and The Caledonian MacBrayne Ferries are the way to get there. They have multiple sailing each day that head out to Mull, Islay, Jura, Tiree and various other islands.

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Fyne Ales

Located on a 6 generational family farm Fyne Ales offers high quality progressive beer. Relax in the tap room or take a tour of the brewery and see how they make the beer.

Achadunan Bungalow, Cairndow PA26 8BJ
Call: (0)1499 600120

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Ardkinglas Woodland Garden

Ardkinglas Gardens and Estate is set on the shore of Loch Fynn and you can roam the gardens or take the wee one for a trip down the Gruffolo walk. The estate also features the historic Ardkinglas House which was built in 1907.

Ardkinglas Estate, The Estate Office, Cairndow PA26 8BG
Call: (0)1499 600261

Walks

Scotland's West Coast Walks

Killin Hotel

Killin Hotel

Killin Hotel has established its fine reputation on a friendly smile, relaxed service, great Scottish food and comfortable bedrooms. The Killin Hotel now offers 35 comfortably decorated bedrooms including the beautifully romantic Lochay four poster suite which overlooks the River Lochay toward the Tarmachan Ridge. Killin Hotel now also has five Annex Rooms directly next to the hotel offering a variety of occupancy levels up to six people in one room.

Killin Hotel, Killin, Perthshire, FK21 8TP
Call: 01567 820 296