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Escorted Rail Tours to Oban

Gateway to the Hebrides

The town of Oban sits in an idyllic bay (almost perfectly horseshoe in shape) on Scotland's west coast. Known as An t-Òban in Gaellic, which translates as "the little bay", Oban has a small population, with approximately 8,500 permanent residents, but is a busy port, particularly during the summer when visitors flock to the area.

Oban is also known as the 'Gateway to the islands', with ferries running throughout the year to the Inner and Outer Hebrides, including Islay, Coll, Lismore, Colonsay, Tiree, Barra, South Uist and Mull.

McCaig's Tower
Among the attractions of Oban is McCaig's Tower, a beautiful folly overlooking the town, which was completed in 1902. The design for the folly was inspired by the famous Colosseum in Rome, and it takes its name from its designer and architect John Stuart McCaig.

The Oban Distillery
Oban's Distillery is one of the oldest in Scotland; in fact the distillery actually pre-dates much of the town, which later grew around the trade. The distillery was opened by the Stevenson brothers in 1794, and was operated by their family until 1866. The success of the whisky industry then played an important role in the local life, allowing for much of the growth in the town. Today the distillery is still very much operational, producing a number of different specials - some of which are made over an incredible 32-year period.

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Edinburgh, the Highlands & Islands

Majestic lochs and glens lie in wait as we cross Edinburgh and the Highlands and visit historic castles and the Isle of Mull. We travel through the West Highlands and Cairngorms on this fabulous round trip climaxing with a 'Scottish Evening' on Edinburgh's stately Royal Mile.

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8 days from £1,145 pp

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Scottish Islands & Lochs Cruise

This fantastic five-night cruise through the heart of the Highlands begins and ends with a night in Edinburgh before we board our ship for a journey through the rugged coastline of Scotland's west coast to the unspoilt beauty of the Isle of Mull, up Neptune's Staircase, along the Caledonian Canal and across Loch Ness.

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2018AprOct

7 days from £1,865 pp

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