Oban, often referred to as the “Gateway to the Isles,” is the perfect starting point for exploring some of Scotland’s most enchanting islands. 

Even better, with Oban Holiday Park conveniently located near the ferry terminal, you can easily embark on unforgettable island adventures. 

Here are five must-visit Scottish islands you can reach from Oban.

1. Isle of Mull

Just a short ferry ride from Oban, the Isle of Mull offers a diverse landscape of rugged mountains, rolling hills, and stunning coastline. Visit the iconic town of Tobermory, famed for the filming of BBC Children’s TV show Balamory, with its colourful buildings. Wildlife enthusiasts will be thrilled with the opportunities to spot eagles, otters, and whales.

2. Isle of Iona

Hop on a ferry from Mull to reach the Isle of Iona, known for its tranquil beauty. The Iona Abbey, a historic monastery dating back to the 6th century, is a highlight of any visit. Enjoy peaceful walks along the island’s pristine beaches and absorb the serene atmosphere that has inspired pilgrims for centuries.

3. Isle of Staffa

A boat trip to the uninhabited Isle of Staffa offers a chance to marvel at the famous Fingal’s Cave. The cave’s natural acoustics and incredible formations make it a must-see for nature lovers. Look out for puffins during the breeding season, as they are often spotted on the island.

4. Lismore

Lismore, a quiet and picturesque island, is perfect for a day trip from Oban. Explore the green landscapes, historic ruins, and small villages. The island is ideal for cycling and walking, offering stunning views of the surrounding waters and distant mountains.

5. Isle of Kerrera

Just a short ferry ride from near the entrance of Oban Holiday Park, the Isle of Kerrera provides a peaceful retreat with its scenic walking trails and historical sites. Visit the ruins of Gylen Castle and enjoy panoramic views of the Firth of Lorn. The island’s tranquil atmosphere and natural beauty make it a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

Oban Holiday Park is the ideal base for your island-hopping adventures, with a range of accommodation, from camping pitches and glamping pods to family holiday homes and luxurious waterside hot tub lodges. 

After a day of exploration, relax and unwind with stunning views across the water.

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