5 Reasons To Visit The West Coast in Pictures

They say a picture tells a 1000 words, so instead of trying to convince you in writing how beautiful the west coast of Scotland is we thought we would let the photos do the talking. 

Bute

5 Reasons To Visit The West Coast In Pictures

Only 33 miles from Glasgow, Bute is one of the most accessible westerly isles from the Scottish central belt. Bute is only 15 miles wide and 4 miles long but with so much to see, do and admire there's not a chance you'll get bored. Bute is renowned for its glorious gardens, so be sure to check them out when visiting. 

Oban

Known as the gateway to the Isles and the Seafood Capital of Scotland, Oban is a bustling and lively seaside town, with so much to do its unlikely you'll ever get bored. If you do however run out of activities then we think that the spectacular views from the harbour will keep you entertained for hours. 

      Oban

Photo Credit @beachcow_traveller

Staffa

Staffa is a beautiful little island, located south west off the isle of Ulva and halfway between the Ross of Mull and the Treshnish Isles. Staffa is an unspoilt and uninhabited island with the most famous feature being Fingal's Cave, a large sea cave that is 20 metres high and formed in cliffs of hexagonal basalt columns. 

     Staffa

Photo Credit @beachcow_traveller

Mull

Mull is the second largest island on the Inner Hebrides after Skye. The island's main town is Tobermory which is renowned for the bright and vibrant colours of the waterfront buildings which were featured on children's TV show Balamory. With beautiful beaches and wildlife in abundance, Mull is a great place to explore with many visitors hoping to catch a glimpse of the infamous basking sharks!

     Mull

Iona

Iona is a small island on the Inner Hebrides that is only 3 miles long and home to less than 200 people. Long known as the 'Centre of Christianity', visitors to Iona flock to see the famous Abbey, St Oran's Chapel and St Columbas Bay. Aside from the historical attractions, Iona is one of the most visually stunning islands the Inner Hebrides has to offer. So after you have taken in all the amazing historical landmarks we highly suggest you relax and enjoy the unspoilt views on offer!

     Iona

If these images have tempted you to see what all the fuss is about check out our Bute and Oban day tours, or if you fancy going a bit further afield our Three Isles Tour lets you experience the beauty of Mull, Iona and Staffa in a day!

Massive thank you to travel blogger Terry who let us use some of his Instagram shots! His pictures are amazing, if you fancy a bit more of a nosey check out his Instagram and blog!

The Three Isles Tour

The Three Isles Tour

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Puffins - clowns of the sea

Puffins - clowns of the sea

Visit Staffa or the Treshnish Isles for a chance get close to the puffin.

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