Oban Youth Hostel
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We booked a "Family Room" at the hostel and they gave us "The Flat": a 2 floors flat wit 2 bedrooms (2 bunks in any room), bath with shower, huge living room with table and sofas, complete kitchen for us only.
Excellent stay for us
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... but tragic tale, as the Campbells took advantage of the ancient tradition of highland hospitality to massacre their hosts the MacDonalds as they slept one night. To this day, there is a major hotel in Glencoe that still refuses service and rooms to persons with the surname of Campbell. There is a sign above their front door very clearly saying 'NO HAWKERS OR CAMPBELLS", and they stick to it. Tonight we ...
... as not normal naan. As well as this, the waiter was keen to sell us beer, asking Will for ID as well as repeatedly offering me beer, until I told him I was underage, at which he asked if we were going to the pub after.
... shop which is where I ate. Headed back, got changed and sat in the common room with some of the group members as some of us were going to ceilidh. The ceilidh was a lot of fun. It started around 9, and was absolutely packed. There were apparently two Haggis Tour buses in town as well which were also there. It was aimed at tourists, and was a mix of dancing and performances of a singer (singing traditional Gaelic tunes), a piper and a highland dancer. At 1130 it finished and the ...
... and found a quaint little Fish and Chip shop for dinner. The meal was fantastic, seafood chowder for me and our first taste of Irn Bru - an addictive scottish soft drink!
The next morning we got up early and headed down the coast to take a marine wildlife tour. The tour left from the tiny town of Easdale - a previously bustling hub of the Scottish Slate industry now largely a ghost town. While waiting for the boat Cory and I explored ...
... we carried on driving, stopping for food, drinks and photos along the way.
We arrived in Oban late afternoon. Oban claims to be the seafood capital of the UK. After checking into our accommodation we went for a wander around town. After spotting a large attraction on top of the hill we decided to walk up and see what it was all about. It turned out to be the McCaig's tower this was build in 1897 ...