Day 1: Glasgow to Oban
Our journey commenced in Glasgow, with an early evening train ride from Glasgow Queen Street to the picturesque town of Oban. The train route offers stunning views, but it’s a 3-hour and 15-minute travel time, prompting discussions about alternative transportation methods and their costs. Upon arriving in Oban, we settled into a comfortable apartment that accommodated four people and offered a cosy space for our stay.
Day 2: Iona Exploration
The following day, we embarked on an excursion to the beautiful Isle of Iona. Taking the ferry from Oban to Mull, followed by a bus journey from Craignure to Fionnphort, we arrived on Iona, known for its serene landscapes and historic significance. Despite some humorous anecdotes during our travel, including intriguing Highland cow trivia, our arrival on Iona made the journey worthwhile.
Exploring Iona, we spent a few hours at the Iona Abbey and Nunnery. Unfortunately, weather constraints led us to return earlier than planned, missing out on some activities, but this didn’t dampen our spirits.
Day 3: Farewell to Oban
Our final day in Oban allowed us to reflect on our adventures. While considering another round of delectable fish and chips, we bid farewell to this charming town, contemplating a return visit.
Our journey might have been brief, but the experiences and sights were unforgettable. The beauty of the landscapes, the allure of the islands, and the warmth of the locals left an indelible mark on us.
If you’re seeking a place that combines history, natural beauty, and tranquil getaways, Oban and its neighbouring islands are a must-visit. The journey might be long, but the rewards are immeasurable.
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