Oban today has a resident population of 8,500 and is the unofficial capital of the West Highlands - the "Gateway to the Isles" - however it has recently become better known as "The Seafood Capital of Scotland". The panoramic views of the mountains, lochs and islands which have captivated artists, authors, composers, and poets for centuries are as striking now as they were when Dunollie Castle, a ruined keep which has stood sentinel over the narrow entrance to the sheltered bay for around six hundred years, was the northern outpost of the Dalriadic Scots.
Oban is a 25 minute drive from the caravan and motorhome park.
The Caledonia Way, National Route 78 of the National Cycle Network, runs from Campbeltown to Inverness - following Kintyre and the Great Glen, iconic features on any map of Scotland. It offers a variety of cycling, from challenging on-road hills to lengthy sections of traffic-free path through the spectacular scenery of the west coast of Scotland. The path runs directly past the park making it easily accessible for guests at Creagan Station.
More information can be found here: Caledonia Way
We are situated in a hillwalker's paradise! There are 2 Munros (Beinn Sgulaird and Beinn Fhionnlaidh) and 2 Corbetts (Fraochaidh and Creach Bheinn) with 360-degree panoramas of mountains, lochs, sea and islands all very close to Creagan Station. Then just up the road is Glencoe with the famed Aonach Eagach as well as the Pap of Glencoe and Buachaille Etive Mor & Etive Beag.
Castle Stalker is a four storey castle situated on an island off of Loch Linnhe about a five-minute drive from the park. One of Scotland's most beautiful and photographed Castles it has a colorful history changing ownership multiple times.
The castle and a great viewpoint is only a five-minute drive from Creagan Station.
You can book a tour of the castle here.
The walk takes in the lovely mixed woodland of Coille Mheadonach and has good views up Glen Creran. A muddy section then leads to a pretty bridge and waterfall and then a chance to view the tree growing from the rock before returning along the minor road up the glen.
It will take about a ten minute drive to get to the start of the walk, with the drive itself being a great experience with lots to see.
The Tower is a very prominent landmark in Oban on Argyll's west coast.
The climb from the town center to McCaig's Tower is well worth the effort when faced with the spectacular views across Oban Bay to the Atlantic Islands. The gardens inside the tower are well maintained and are a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of town life in Oban.
Built in 1897 by local banker John Stuart McCaig, the aim of the tower was to provide work for local stonemasons and a lasting monument to the McCaig family.
Lismore is one of the Inner Hebrides and its name can loosely be translated to Garden.
An extremely historical and important island, it is a great place to visit for history buffs; the island was once a major centre for Celtic Christianity with monasteries for St Moulag on the island along with some other ancient structures and forts.
The picturesque village of Port Ramsey is accessible close to the ferry port, we would recommend taking a bicycle to experience the whole island.