Where To Spend A Romantic Getaway In Oban

Romantic Oban Accommodation

A number of tourists and visitors choose to spend their holiday or anniversary in Oban because of the romantic ambiance and plenty of breathtaking views throughout the area. It is one of the few places on Earth where you can just unwind, feel the gentle breeze on your face and marvel at the remarkable beauty all around you. You will find yourself instantly drawn to the magnificent panorama of the islands, waters and hills that give this place a unique and magical character.

Leaving Oban Ferry Terminal Calmac's "Isle of Mull" leaving the terminal at ObanIf what you look for is a romantic break with your significant other, then Oban is certainly the perfect place to be. In Gaelic, Oban is translated as “little bay”, although you will realise that although this place may be smaller in area, it is packed with just the right amount of attractions that will enhance your overall experience during your trip. For instance, you may choose to sail away and discover medieval castles that will surely impress you and captivate your attention. After all, these are the same views that have captured the minds and hearts of various artists, poets and composers who have frequented Oban for years.

Most Oban accommodation providers are keen to cater to people who are planning to celebrate their honeymoon, birthday, engagement, anniversary and several other significant milestones or events in their lives. Thus, you can choose from a number of top-notch hotels or bed and breakfast accommodation that offer the finest rooms and quality dining experience for your total satisfaction. After all, Oban is famous for its authentic Scottish hospitality, so you have nothing to worry about during your trip to this awe-inspiring place in the world.

When it comes to a special getaway to this enigmatic place, you may opt to book a room in a luxury hotel or find a cozy B&B that can offer you a quiet retreat amidst some of Europe’s idyllic wilderness areas. In fact, a country setting is one of the most common preferences of individuals who wish to have their wedding in Oban. Natural and enchanting surroundings will take your breath away as Oban is known for its panoramic views of the mountains and lochs. Indeed, celebrating this important day of your life in such a lovely setting makes a huge difference than by simply holding this event at a usual location such as a hotel or a church. 

Although Oban is home to only a few thousand individuals, the population increases at various times of the years because this place is one of the most preferred destinations of people who long for a pleasantly extraordinary setting that is loaded with impressive attractions. A huge number of visitors choose to explore this beautiful area that boasts of its first-rate lodging, ancient and medieval structures and picturesque views of the islands and waterways. There are also several options when it comes to the different activities that you can engage in during your trip such as fishing, sailing and kayaking, to name a few. 

The mere fact that Oban has been awarded Queen Victoria’s seal of approval as one of the finest spots in the world explains so much about the beauty of the place. Thus, you can never go wrong for choosing Oban as the setting for your life’s special events because it is a remarkable paradise that will certainly take your breath away.


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Choosing The Best Scottish Hotel Accommodation

Scotland has a great deal to offer both families and individuals who are planning a break. Although Scotland is small in land mass there are huge amounts of things to see and do on a short city break.

If you are planning a two day or more break you could discover the beautiful Scottish Highlands as well as taking in the historical and beautiful city of Edinburgh. Think of a five day tour and you could tour the Isle of Skye and follow the whisky trail around the Highlands.

Within every few hours of your travelling, you will experience a rapid change in the landscape from the gentle rolling hills to rugged coasts and dramatic, towering peaks. The cosmopolitan cities that are full with the future promises rub in shoulders with the ancient castles and monuments. While Edinburgh Festival and other festivals recalls the country’s cultural influence, the pristine sandy beaches offer peace and tranquillity. Country parks and outstanding nature reserves in other ways have something different for every visitor.

While you tour in the city, shop your bags full and lunch at a top restaurant. A whisky-themed weekend with a visit to the famous Scotch Malt Whisky Society is also something that will interest you. Edinburgh break with a trip to Loch Ness is also an option. The sheer variety of Scotland’s natural beauty never fails to impress you. The country offers an amazing range of landscapes, from the gentle rolling hills of Dumfries and Galloway to the breathtaking peaks of the Cairngorms, and from the rugged coastlines of the north east to the sub-tropical gardens of Wester Ross.

Scotland certainly has many treasures crammed into its compact territory. Every visitor will find something that will suit their taste. For the history buff, few cities compare with Edinburgh and Glasgow. The food lovers won’t want to miss Aberdeen and Angus and the delicious beef  and Dumfries & Galloway renowned for their Smoked Salmon. The thirsty ones can satisfy themselves with the peerless malt whiskies of the Isle of Islay or Oban. The wild mountain scenery of the Highlands & Northern Islands will attract nature lovers. Those who want to dance with the cold-sparking waves of sea can enjoy your breaks in Outer Hebrides.

If you are planning a stay in the Highlands, Inverness is the perfect base with just about all of the must see places within a relaxing and easy 2.5 hours drive. Inverness offers a massive choice of accommodation from a budget Inverness B&B, to quality Inverness Hotels. You can also find hostels and self catering cottages so there definitely is a bed to suit every taste and budget.

Scotland really does have every base covered for the discerning traveller. Book your Scotland break now and discover a beautiful country with the freshest air. Choose a great foreign exchange for you currency and we recommend you use forex, forex trading or 24forex.


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Simple Minds – Inverness

Simple Minds in Inverness – The Northern Meeting Park in Inverness will be the host for Simple Minds one and only Scottish gig on Saturday 16th July 2011. Big Country famous for the songs “In A Big Country” and “Look Away” have been scheduled as the support act.

Simple Minds are said to be the most successful Scottish rock band with over 40 million album sales and 21 UK top twenty singles with 8 reaching the top ten. Highland music lovers will enjoy hits like “Waterfront”, “Alive & Kicking”, UK chart topper “Belfast Child” and worldwide No.1 smash, “Don’t You (Forget About Me)” with the stunning Inverness Cathedral as a backdrop.

The event is being billed as Summer In The City 2011 and is being promoted by Inverness-based CK Events. CK promoted the Rod Stewart concert at Caledonian Stadium last July and they have also recently announced that Rod will be appearing at Pittodrie Stadium in Aberdeen on 5th June 2011 and Cawdor Castle has been earmarked for another event on 27th July 2011. Details of the artist has yet to be released but it is sure to be a big name following on from last year’s stars Westlife and the X-Factor Finalists.

Simple Minds have a hectic summer schedule as they play their Greatest Hits UK Forest Tour in England and Wales Forestry Commission forests during June and July plus European dates including Belgium and Germany later in July.

Simple Minds‘ current line-up is front man Jim Kerr and his fellow band founder Charlie Burchill plus Mel Gaynor and the most recent additions Andy Gillespie on keyboards and Ged Grimes formerly of Danny Wilson.

Tickets cost £36.00 and can be purchased from the Ticketmaster Website or by telephone on 08444 99 99 90.

Accommodation will need to be booked early as Inverness is always busy during the summer months anyway. To book an Inverness B&B please check out our selection of top rated Guest Houses and B&Bs.


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Barclays Scottish Open 2011 – Castle Stuart

Barclays Scottish Open 2011 will be hosted by Castle Stuart located between Inverness and Nairn from 7 – 10 July 2011. The Scottish Open is part of the European Golf Tour and is the warm up event for the British Open.

This is an incredible coup for Castle Stuart and is good news from Inverness and the Scottish Highlands as the event will bring 1000’s of additional visitors to the area.

The Scottish Open has been held at Loch Lomond for the past 15 years but Castle Stuart will now join the list of other hosts since 1972 – Downfield, St Andrews, Haggs Castle, Gleneagles and Carnoustie.

Inverness and the Highlands in general are always very poplar in the summer months so accommodation will need to be booked straight away as demand will be far higher than can be supplied locally. Please visit our website for more Barclays Scottish Open 2011 information.

Barclays Scottish Open 2011

Barclays Scottish Open – Castle Stuart, Inverness


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Cinderella – Eden Court Theatre

Cinderella will be at the Eden Court Theatre in Inverness from Wednesday 26th – Saturday 29th January 2011 performed by the Scottish Ballet. Cinderella is one of the Scottish Ballet’s most popular productions and is directed by Ashley Page.

Cinderella Story

This much adored fairytale has been re-worked and described as being a decadent Vivienne Westwood meets Andy Warhol 18th Century France whilst our heroine looks to find happiness. The score penned by Prokofiev will be performed live by the Scottish Ballet Orchestra.

The Scottish Ballet’s talented dancers bring the Cinderella characters to life and offer a spectacular mix of classical and mordern dance which is both original and exciting to see.

Tickets are available from the Eden Court Theatre by calling 01463-234234 or Online via the Eden Court Box Office. If you are staying in Inverness to see Cinderella book your accommodation via the Inverness Guest House Association – B&B Inverness.


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