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The Road to the Isles

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The Road to the Isles encompasses some of the most iconic images of Scotland – from the Glenfinnan Viaduct and the Glenfinnan monument to the views out over the Small Isles and Skye to the spectacular sandy beaches from Traigh beach to the silver sands of Morar.

It is brimming with wildlife on land and in the sea and has a history that is close to the hearts of many Scots, with Loch Shiel being the place where Prince Charles Edward Stuart, Bonnie Prince Charlie, raised his standard at the start of the Jacobite Rising in 1745.

The road to the isles twists around many sheltered sea lochs of the area, from Loch Ailort to the fresh water Loch Morar, with the finest of heather hills, rolling landscapes and seascapes unfolding with each passing turn of the road.
And, of course, there is the famous Jacobite steam train which travels along the West Highland line between Fort William and Mallaig on its magical ‘Harry Potter’ journey in the summer months.
Truly a journey worth taking, take a voyage with our Road to the Isles map and savour this part of the West Highlands.

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Oban

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In days gone by when travel was mainly by rail and steamer Oban was called the Charing Cross of the north. It was where all routes seemed to meet.
The same still holds true today, if you’re going out to or coming from the islands chances are your ferry will berth here.
It’s a great place to sit and watch the world go by.

On the hill above the town stands McCaig’s Tower, an unfinished project which has gone on to become the town’s major landmark and a beautiful spot to look out over the sea to the islands.
Or you can pick your spot in the bay and watch the boats and people come and go. There’s the Lighthouse Pier, where the ships servicing the lighthouses and navigation buoys dock; the South Pier with the fishing boats; the Railway Pier with the Caledonian MacBrayne ferries and the North Pier with boats from the Royal Navy, visiting foreign navies, tall ships, Customs cutters and dive boats.

Not to mention the big cruise liners which anchor in the bay and send their tenders in to The Oban Times slip or Oban’s regular visiting small, luxury liners.

It’s enough to wear you out watching all that, so you’d best go to one of the town’s many excellent eating places, from award winning cuisine and famous fish and chip shops to friendly cafes and sea food stalls to keep your strength up.

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