Oban & Lorn, Argyll, Scotland
Lerags Glen is only three miles from Oban, the unofficial capital of the West Highlands. Oban means "little bay" in the old Gaelic tongue. This picturesque harbour town with its many attractions, shopping facilities and fine eating establishments is ideal for those wishing to relax and explore. The town was first made popular in the time of Queen Victoria. She called it "one of the finest spots we have seen" and from the early 1800's visitors flocked to the place aboard the Comet steamship which linked Glasgow and Oban.
The Inner Hebrides consist of Kerrera, Lismore, Mull (with the small town of Tobermory which has recently become famous as Balamory) and the granite mountains of the Morvern peninsula and beyond them are Coll, Colonsay, Tiree and Iona, the island from which Columba spread Christianity to Britain and Europe. Lunga and Staffa are highly recommended, Lunga for the tame puffins between mid April and the beginning of August, and Staffa for the incredible basalt rock formations. All are accessible to visitors through organised trips. Book ferries/tours to the islands via Caledonian Macbrayne.