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Edinburgh-Oban drive: suggestions on stops and things to see

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Edinburgh-Oban drive: suggestions on stops and things to see

Hi all, we will be deiving to Oban from Edinburgh for a short 1 night stay. Could you please suggest us places to stop on our way to Oban/Edinburgh? Perhaps a castle, or other landmarks that worth seeing?

Many thanks!

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1. Re: Edinburgh-Oban drive: suggestions on stops and things to see

On the way up Killin,a short detour,is attractive.

On the return look in at Inveraray.

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2. Re: Edinburgh-Oban drive: suggestions on stops and things to see

Kilchurn Castle. As per my avatar 😀.

It’s a ruin but in a great location

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3. Re: Edinburgh-Oban drive: suggestions on stops and things to see

forgot to mention that we would like to stay on route as we will have elders with us.. The castle seems nice!

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4. Re: Edinburgh-Oban drive: suggestions on stops and things to see

Are you wanting to stay in Oban, or somewhere on your way to Oban? or both?

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5. Re: Edinburgh-Oban drive: suggestions on stops and things to see

It’s only a three hour drive You could stop around Callander if you want shops, cafes etc. Killin is pretty, or a bit further on is Crianlarich. Not much there but good scenery

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6. Re: Edinburgh-Oban drive: suggestions on stops and things to see

Doune Castle is another obvious stop. I would definitely consider going one way (Callandar - Crianlarich - Tyndrum) and back the other (Inveraray - Rest and be thankful - Loch Lomond).

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7. Re: Edinburgh-Oban drive: suggestions on stops and things to see

I would probably stick to the M8, over the Erskine Bridge, up the A82 then A83 through Arrochar and stop at the top of the Rest and be Thankful for pics. Inveraray is worth a stopand then there's a layby opposite Kilchurin Castle on Loch Awe for more pics.

In Oban it's worth driving up to Pulpit Hill where there's a viewpoint overlooking the town without any stairs unlike McCaig's Tower.

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8. Re: Edinburgh-Oban drive: suggestions on stops and things to see

Sorry to jump on but we’re doing the same trip next month so I did want to first say ‘thank you’ for the suggestions. But, we’re staying overnight at Barcaldine castle and dining at the Hawthorne but then continuing on the next day to Glasgow. Appreciate any additional advice that might be worthwhile with such an amendment, for instance visiting Inveraray, Loch Lomond on the way if there is no ‘return’ trip? Cheers Phil

Edited: 20 July 2018, 23:39
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9. Re: Edinburgh-Oban drive: suggestions on stops and things to see

Re post 8. As per my last post,M8,A82, A83 to Inveraray, A819 and A85 to Oban. Glen Coe is only about 30 mins north of that castle and is steeped in Scottish history. From Glen Coe we have had lunch a few times at the Clachaig Inn, which is situated at the foot of mountains, on a small road on the north side of the A82. From there you go back on A82 to Tyndrum, Crianlarich and south to Loch Lomond and back onto the A82 and M8.

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