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Scottish Highlands 6th in UK Destination Rankings (13 June 2017)

The Travelodge annual holiday index reveals some interesting facts about holidaying in the UK with Scotland, and the Highlands in particular, featuring prominently. The Scottish Highlands remains one of the most popular holiday destinations in the UK and has moved from 9th in 2016 to 6th as the most popular destination for UK holidaymakers who […]

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Discover the Spectacular Summer Wildlife in the Oban Area (04 May 2017)

If you own a boat and often explore the Firth of Lorne with its myriad sea lochs, islands and bays you will no doubt be aware of how abundant wildlife is in this part of Scotland. Now that May is here the warmer weather brings with it summer visitors such as minke whales, dolphins, porpoises, […]

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Spring Is Here! (21 March 2017)

Spring officially arrives today! The Manor House garden is resplendent with crocuses and daffodils and there is a beautiful view across Oban Bay to snow capped hills. When staying with us at The Manor House you can not only enjoy our garden, you will find some beautiful gardens that are a short and scenic drive […]

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Seal Pup Released From Oban Sea Life Sanctuary’s New Hospital (14 November 2016)

The Oban Sea Life Sanctuary which lies a few miles to the north of the Manor House had its first admission to its new animal hospital in October. A common seal pup, later named Ollie by Sea Life Sanctuary staff, was rescued on North Ledaig beach near Oban suffering from exhaustion and seizures. After some […]

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West Highland Yachting Week 2016 (21 July 2016)

The West Coast of Scotland’s largest sailing event, West Highland Yachting Week, celebrates its 69th year in 2016 and runs from Saturday 30th July to Friday 5th August. Spread out across three venues renowned for sailing (Craobh, Oban and Tobermory), over 750 yachtsmen and women from around the world will enjoy some of the best […]

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Kilmartin Glen Guided Walks (24 May 2016)

Discover ancient Scotland with guided glen walks Wed 30 Mar 2016 until Fri 30 Sept 2016. Only an hour’s drive from The Manor House Hotel – Kilmartin Glen is mainland Scotland’s most important archaeological landscape and is home to hundreds of internationally significant prehistoric and early historic sites and monuments dating back over 5000 years. You can discover this […]

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Waverley Spring 2016 Sailings from Oban (23 May 2016)

2016 sees the world famous paddle steamer Waverley celebrate her 70th anniversary. She’s had an eventful 70 years and since her launch in 1946 and her future was uncertain until 1975 when the Paddle Steamer Preservation Society bought her for £1 pledging to bring her back out of retirement and restore this wonderful vessel as […]

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Festival of Rhododendrons This Spring (12 April 2016)

Rhododendrons seem to be as prolific in Argyll as the Scottish Thistle and this month celebrates this gloriously colourful plant with the Festival of Rhododendrons which runs from the 1st April to the 31st May 2016. This is the second such Festival organised by Glorious Gardens of Argyll and Bute. There are several gardens within […]

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World’s Biggest Coastal Marine Survey Near Oban (14 January 2016)

A huge number of wildlife enthusiasts come to the Oban and Lorne area every year enticed by the rich variety of marine life which includes whales, dolphins, seals, basking sharks, otters, sea eagles and a myriad of flora and fauna. This year the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) based at Dunstaffnage on the outskirts […]

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Oban and Lorne in Spring (21 April 2015)

Spring is the time when nature bursts back into life after the cold dark winter and Argyll is no exception. Wildlife In spring the nutrient rich waters off Scotland’s west coast sees the return of sea birds such as puffins, dolphins and porpoises appear in greater numbers, basking sharks arrive towards the end of Spring […]

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