Places of Interest
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The Isle of Mull
is a short ferry ride and an excellent day trip from Oban. The ferry docks in Craignure and from here visitors can take the short railway trip to Torosay Castle, which has magnificent ornamental gardens. The principal town of Tobermory lies on the other side of the island and has a picturesque harbour surrounded by brightly painted houses and a small museum.
The ancestral seat of the Campbells and home of the 13th Duke of Argyll, visitors can explore many of the castle’s rooms, including the Clan Room which documents the history of the Campbell’s and the MacArthur Room, said to be haunted by the spirits of the ‘grey lady’ and a harpist who was murdered in a bed which still occupies the room.
Inveraray Jail Tel:01499 302381
A living 19th century jail and museum where visitors can experience first hand the atmosphere of a Victorian courtroom and prison.
is situated at the southern end of the Great Glen, on the shores of Loch Linnhe beneath towering Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain. Take the easy route up the mountain via Aonach Mor, Britain’s only alpine cable car, or just wander along the shores of Loch Morar, the deepest loch in Scotland and admire some of the most spectacular scenery the country has to offer.
lies due south from Oban at the head of Loch Gilp. Its quaint streets are lined with little shops, each as individual as the last. Just a few miles out of town is the Kilmory Woodland Park, with interesting and unusual plantlife and some lovely lochside walks.