Argyll & Bute

Round Oban

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Overview

From Oban take the ferry to the port of Craingure on the Isle of Mull. Take in landscape on your journey to the Ross of Mull. Retrace your route, heading north to Gruline. Relax in Tobermory before returning to Oban via Craignure.

Oban

The picturesque port town of Oban, the gateway to the Hebrides, sits on the water’s edge of the west coast. Explore the harbour, take in McCaig’s Tower overlooking Oban Bay or enjoy a distillery tower. Just outside the town you can discover the ruins of Dunollie Castle and on Loch Creran, the Scottish Sea Life sanctuary.

Craignure

Mull’s main ferry port, Craignure, is worth stopping to visit. Visit the magnificent 13th century Duart Castle standing proudly on its rocky outcrop – take in the dungeons or visit the state rooms before heading south across the Mull landscape past Loch Spelve.

Ross of Mull

The scenery at Ross of Mull is spectacular – take in the cliffs, arches and sea stacks whilst enjoying a walk in the fresh air - watch out for the eagles overhead. There is the option to take the ferry across to Iona.

Gruline

Looking out over Loch na Keal, Gruline is a stop on the spectacular scenic road where you can take in the Macquarie Mausoleum and St. Columba’s Episcopal Church. Take in the views at Loch Ba, Beinn Bheag and Beinn a’ Ghaig.

Tobermory

The capital of Mull, Tobermory is famous for its brightly coloured houses overlooking the harbour where you’ll find the working fishing boats and yachts. A great place for wildlife, keep a look out for otters, sea eagles and dolphins.

Oban

Returning to Oban, browse the galleries and independent shops, take a distillery tour, enjoy the local seafood and make time to watch the spectacular sunsets. The town makes a great place for touring the surround area where you’ll find a range of castles, beaches and forests.

Overview

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Oban

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11.7 miles

Craignure

3
31.0 miles

Ross of Mull

4
31.7 miles

Gruline

5
12.5 miles

Tobermory

6
31.8 miles

Oban

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About the Round Oban Trail

Distance:119 miles
Cities / Towns:6
Number Of Businesses:0

Leave the buzz of Oban on the mainland and take the ferry to arrive in the port of Craingure on the Isle of Mull. Enjoy the scenery during your journey across the Mull landscape to the spectacular cliffs at Ross of Mull. Head north and then hug the coastline to arrive in Gruline before heading up to the colourful capital town of Tobermory. Enjoy the harbour and surrounding area before heading back to Oban via Craignure.

Spectaclar Scenery

With miles of coastline, you can take in the sandy beaches and rocky cliffs against the backdrop of lush green countryside whilst enjoying the seemingly never ending sea views and some spectacular sunsets.

Wildlife Watching

The islands of Scotland are rich in wildlife – sea eagles and golden eagles wheel above you, on land you’ll find deer and mountain hare, in the water there are whales, dolphins and porpoises – and somewhere in between, if you are lucky you’ll catch the otters!

Whats the story, Tobermory

The picture postcard village of Tobermory is one of Scotland’s iconic sights – with brightly coloured houses proudly standing on the coast, along from harbour where you can watch the fishing boats land their catch.