Scottish Sealife Sanctuary (Argyll and Bute)
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In this 'you may also like' section we attempt to answer what else can I do? Here you have a list by order of being the closest some more beaches, things to see and do, places to eat and upcoming events.
- The Isle of Eriska is a private island dedicated to one hotel and a nine-hole golf course with the most gorgeous views across the Argyll coast. The island is situated on the eastern side of a rift valley and is made up of slate. Here, you’ll find a wonderful hotel and a partially buried Crannog or Bronze Age dwelling from around 200 BC! This is the perfect spot to get away from it all! Dame Judi Dench frequents the hotel as do many romantic couples and overseas visitors who like thought of driving over the rickety old bridge to the house from the past with its roaring log fires and panelled great hall. Books are available to read, a piano to play and a homely but professional service. There is a wonderful spa and the menu is changed daily. What makes this place special is the wildlife and sealife and the feeling you’ve taken a step back in time to a more relaxing era. It’s a wonderful place to stay and explore the area.
- Castle Stalker is on its own island 25 miles north of Oban on the west coast of Scotland. It’s a romantic looking castle with the mood of the water surrounding it lending the atmosphere. The name means ‘hunter’ and originally this was a small fortified building belonging to the MacDougalls in 1320. In 1620 the castle was handed over to the Campbells as part of a wager and today it’s a family home that is only open to the public for around five weeks each year for tours. You’ll be taken to the castle by boat so no wheelchair access or large groups. The cafe is lovely and you can get a hot drink and meal before the tour.
- The Cathedral Church of St Columba is in Oban on the shores of the bay. It was originally built out of corrugated iron as a temporary solution but actually stood for over fifty years like this until the new building was erected in 1932. In 1959 the great bells were blessed which marked the completion of the cathedral. Inside, you can see the Archangels immortalised in stained glass looking out across the Firth of Lorne to Iona and the Atlantic. The Cathedral is in the neo-Gothic style and pink and blue granite are the materials used throughout making the Cathedral a tangible symbol of the sturdiness of the tradition of the faith of the people of the West Highlands and Islands of Scotland.
- Easdale Island near Oban in Argyll on the west coast of Scotland is one of the Slate Islands and is of historical interest. Easdale Island Folk Museum displays a range of topics from the slate industry, army volunteers, education, geology, boats, and entertainment. There are genealogical records for the Kilbrandon and Kilchattan parish as well as rent books, Masonic records, and a map of Easdale Island circa 1881. Image of Easdale Island by Graham Cole.
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