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Scottish Highland West Coast.

Self-catering cottages on West Coast sleeping 2 - 9 guests

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Oban in Gaelic means 'Little Bay' and despite its small size, its modest population swells each summer to over 25,000. It occupies a beautiful setting with unparalleled views across the Oban Bay to Kerrera and Mull. Famed for its Victorian architecture, Oban offers tourists a wide range of quality, self-catering accommodation, from two-bedroom apartments in period buildings close to the town centre, to cottages with wonderful views across to the islands of Mull, Jura, Luing and Scarba. You might choose to stay in a traditional stone crofter's cottage, on a working farm or in a generously appointed property set in private grounds. All of them will be the perfect base from which to explore the resort. One attraction on your list is likely to be the prominent folly on the hill overlooking the town. Known as McCaig's Tower, it's based on the Colosseum in Rome and, though it's a steep walk, the views make it all worthwhile. If a tipple's your thing, the Oban Distillery is open all year round, while for those who wish to complement the views across the sea, the Sea Life Centre offers a glimpse of life beneath the waves.

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Island of Lismore
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Oban provides an idilyic centre for travel - Ferry crossings can be found to many of the West Coast Islands. Not surprisingly, a number of local restaurants serve the local catch, and bars usually stock the local whisky. The more historically-minded might want to visit the partial ruin of Dunstaffnage Castle. Dating back to the 13th century it's one of Scotland's oldest stone castles and is said to be haunted, unlike, hopefully, the town's accommodation. Whether you're staying in a one-bed chalet or a house that's big enough to sleep 14, you're most likely to be lulled to sleep by the sound of the sea. If you're a night owl, you might be lucky enough to catch some traditional music in one of the town's bars.

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