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Things to do at Brandystone Cottage

There is a wealth of things to do and places to visit in Oban and the area surrounding Brandystone Cottage. From famous Scotch Whisky Distilleries, to world class visitor attractions and a wide variety of outdoor activities.

There’s something for all ages and abilities; here are a selection we know you’ll love.

Visit the Outer Hebrides

A Caledonian MacBrayne Ferry

Caledonian MacBrayne offers day trips to the Western Isles. Throughout the year there are daily ferries to Mull, and the Summer timetable offers additional day trips to other destinations such as Iona, Colonsay, Tiree and Barra.

More information: Visit the Caledonian MacBrayne web site.

Explore Kerrera

The Isle of Kerrera looking from Oban

The ferry to Kerrera is only a short walk from Brandystone Cottage and a five minute crossing takes you onto the virtually car free island. Of interest, is Gylen Castle at the south end of the island where there is also the Kerrera Tea Garden where you can sit outside to enjoy home baking and light refreshments. The north end is more easily accessible by ferry from the North Pier in Oban.

More information: Visit the Oban Marina web site.

Oban Chocolate Factory

Chocolate Truffels from The Oban Chocolate Factory

Why not visit the Oban Chocolate Factory for a comforting cup of hot chocolate and see the chocolatiers at work. A good bad weather day treat!

More information: Visit the Oban Chocolate Factory web site.

Oban Distillery

A group of Whisky Barrels

Visit Oban Distillery in the heart of the town and learn about the distilling of one of the Classic Malts.

More information: Visit the Oban Distillery web site.

Seafari Adventures

Minke Whale spotting on a Seafari Adventure

Based at Easdale, south of Oban, Seafari offers exciting RIB trips to The Corryvreckan, and The Garvellach Islands and beyond. This is a fantastic opportunity of seeing west coast wildlife at first hand. Seafari has recently won Visit Scotland’s top Quality Assurance 5* Wildlife Experience Award.

More information: Visit the Seafari web site.

The Scottish Sea Life Sanctuary

Common Seal at the Scottish Sea Life Sanctuary

Only a 30 minute drive from Oban. Situated on Loch Creran, The Sea life Sanctuary is guaranteed to be a winner with the kids.

More information: Visit the Scottish Sea Life Sanctuary web site.

Kinlochlaich Garden Centre

Azeleas at Kinlochlaich Garden Centre

Kinlochlaich Garden Centre is situated on the Fort William Road. It is one of the leading garden plant centres in Scotland and stocks a huge number of plants. Although there is no tea room here, the Castle Stalker View Cafe is only along the road and offers excellent nosh and a great view.

More information: Visit the web site.