Suzanne & Ashley on a relaxing girlie weekend in Oban


Is a Staycation a new thing for you?

I love staycations... love seeing parts of Scotland I’ve never been to before and love taking our dog with us.

Who are you travelling with and why?

A very good friend for a girlie trip away.

Is this your first time visiting here or have you been to Argyll and the Isles before?

Never been before.

What have you done in the last 24 hours?

Lovely drive to Oban... seeing the sights and learning about all the places en route. Once we arrived we took a boat trip to see the seals. Was lovely to be out on the water and be told about the islands we passed. Saw some seals sunning themselves. Checked in at the Perle Oban hotel- all very organised and safe. A wee drink in the bar then a delish meal in the hotel. Finished off with a couple of cocktails in the bar. Morning walk to a view point to see Oban below and views of further afield. Before leaving we took a wander around the town - stopping to buy some goodies in the Highland Soap Co. Stopped off at the Crinan Canal and Inveraray on the way home.

What have you missed most about travelling over lockdown?

I have missed a holiday abroad in the sunshine, but we were so lucky with the weather on this trip to Oban, by the sea!

How did you feel before and after visiting?

Before, I wasn’t sure what it would be like and unsure what it would be like due to lockdown restrictions. Afterwards, I really enjoyed it lots and would love to go back and explore more.