Continuing the posts about our Oban trip. The best thing about visiting Oban, for me, is that I don’t even have to leave the county! Argyll & Bute is a pretty big area and includes a lot of lochs and islands so there’s loads to explore. We drove around a few places on one of the sunnier days so here’s what we got up to.
I’ve passed through Inveraray on the bus before so it was nice to get a chance to explore. We only stopped briefly but I’d like to go back sometime as it’s a nice little town, if very touristy. It also has a ridiculously photogenic view from the seafront!
Our main stop of the day was Crarae Garden, a National Trust garden just down the coast a bit. There weren’t a lot of flowers to see but the walks and views were pretty good. Let’s not talk about how my own family ditched me for half an hour at this viewpoint – at least I had something nice to look at until they came back!
We stopped at Kilmartin Museum for lunch and it was really good – look at that plateful! There’s an entire goat’s cheese inside the focaccia. It was such a nice day that we didn’t visit the actual museum part – there’s also lots of monuments in the area that would be cool to hike around if you have more time.
Our last stop of the day was Angus’s Garden, a wild, natural memorial garden near Taynuilt. It’s not as well-kept as some gardens but I think that adds to the charm. We managed to follow a walk all around the lake and you get such different views from each end. It was also almost completely deserted so definitely worth checking out.
And some bonus Coos! We took a very long and very windy road to Taynuilt and these guys were almost blocking the road. I took a couple of short videos that came out really well.
There’s lots more photos from Oban and Argyll on Flickr too. Next time: the isle of Mull!