First, let’s start with the location. We went to the west coast of Scotland to the coastal city of Oban. Comfortable 4 hours long train journey gets you there from Edinburgh with an interchange in Glasgow and a stunning views on the Loch Lomond and a few sea lochs.
Oban is an unbelievably beautiful town, with a fantastic view over the harbour and islands. It’s a favourite tourist destination (for over 200 years) with many good restaurants, plenty of accommodation opportunities, and very lively atmosphere. Most of all, there is a regular ferry connection to many Hebridean islands (CalMac). And the Oban whisky distillery with a free entry and tasting on the Friends of Malts Pass. A good first impression for us was assured by our lovely Barriemore B&B where we got a complimentary sherry with a free refill – one of the most amazing hotel features we’ve ever experienced, heh :).
From Oban we sailed for a whole day to the Isle of Mull – one of the largest Scottish islands. We disembarked in Craignure and headed by bus to the other side of the island to the colourful port town Tobermory. Sailing towards unknown islands Picturesque view of the Duart castle on the Isle of Mull Tobermory has a wonderfully colored harbour front and a legen..wait for it..distillery making this weekend break an exceptionally successful trip with another 2 distilleries into our collection. On top of all these amazing places and the perfect weather, it’s been a truly gourmet experience with a ton of the freshest seafood you can imagine :)