6 days in Argyll and Bute Itinerary

6 days in Argyll and Bute Itinerary

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Fly to Glasgow, Train to Oban
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Oban
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rothesay, Isle of Bute
— 1 night
Drive
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Benmore
— 1 night
Drive

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Oban

Oban is a resort town within the Argyll and Bute council area of Scotland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Oban: Inveraray (Argyll Adventure - Inveraray, Inveraray Jail, &more) and Kilchurn Castle (in Dalmally). There's lots more to do: make a trip to McCaig's Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at St John's Cathedral, brush up on your military savvy at Oban War & Peace Museum, and sample the fine beverages at Oban Distillery.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Oban vacation builder app.

Bournemouth to Oban is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Bournemouth in August: highs in Oban hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Rothesay.

Things to do in Oban

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Rothesay, Isle of Bute

The town of Rothesay is the principal town on the Isle of Bute, in the council area of Argyll and Bute, Scotland. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Rothesay Castle, explore the historical opulence of Mount Stuart, and then contemplate the long history of Rothesay's Victorian Toilets.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Rothesay trip planner.

You can drive from Oban to Rothesay in 2.5 hours. In August in Rothesay, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Benmore.

Things to do in Rothesay

Historic Sites

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Benmore

On the 17th (Mon), admire the natural beauty at Benmore Botanic Garden and then look for all kinds of wild species at Puck's Glen.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Benmore travel planner.

Traveling by car from Rothesay to Benmore takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Benmore

Parks · Wildlife

Argyll and Bute travel guide

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Castles · Distilleries · Landmarks
The wild and rugged coastline of Argyll and Bute has provided many works of fiction, including the novels of Robert Louis Stevenson, with some very dramatic settings. With a history of ancient clan rivalries, this region still maintains its fierce spirit of independence and a deep respect for the old Gaelic culture. Nowhere is this more evident than in the region’s road signs, which are written in both Gaelic and English, with Gaelic place names often listed first. Though the region is separated from the mainland only by a narrow strait, much of it seems a world away from the rest of the country.