Oban, Scotland

Our final days in Scotland were spent exploring a little of the west coast.

After a hearty breakfast of scrambled eggs, Scottish smoked salmon, a few rounds of toast – dripping in proper butter, hot tea that steamed up the windows, we pulled on jumpers and coats, ready for a new adventure.

On another classically British drizzly morning.

Tartaned up to the hilt!

Julia’s cape // Scarf

Polo neck // Cords

Handbag // Loafers

My tartan duffle coat

Tartan handbag

Skinny jeans

Suede booties

At first we stayed close to home, delighting in the vibrant countryside, lush from all the rain and rich with wildlife.

And a few fairies, we hoped.

Babbling brooks, rolling hills, dew glittering thickets and moss draped stone walls.

A storybook version of the Scotland you always imagined.

From there we drove to the sea.

Stopping for the occasional irresistible view along the way.

And hopping out to explore Dunollie Castle’s grounds, overlooking Oban.

A stunningly beautiful estate, perfect for exploring.

You know I love a little sparkle!

Tartan handbag

We strolled off into the hills, soaking in the autumn sunshine.

Marvelling at the changing colours.

After all, girls just wanna have fern.

We visited the little museum, the old castle and made ourselves very much at home in the cafe. (Try the Victoria Sponge and chai lattes!)

Snapped up a few memories.

And meandered into Oban for a spot of lunch.

For which I dragged the somewhat unsure others into the port.

Where, sandwiched between a busy construction site and the ferry dock, you’ll find some of the best seafood in the UK.

I’m not kidding.

This little seafood shack serves up the freshest produce, raw or perfectly cooked (using nothing but a camping stove).

You can put on quite the spread for 20squid!

Plump buttered scallops, piping hot mussels in garlic and wine, fruits de mer with the most incredible oaky hot smoked salmon.

Utterly perfect with nothing but a squeeze of lemon.

Open every day from 10am – 7pm, find them beside the boats. Try whatever they recommend, but don’t miss the oysters.

And a trip to Oban wouldn’t be complete without a visit to this place…

Uber fans will want to take the tour, everyone else can head right up to the bar for a tasting.

Try the whole range, swirl it, sniff it, sip it, savour it.

Small batch whiskey to rival anything you’ve tried before.

And for those who can’t take too much of the straight stuff, you’re in luck! They just started serving cocktails!

Full of great food, warmed from the inside out by excellent whiskey, we waved goodbye to Oban.

The boys drove a pair of rather sleepy bloggers towards home, through the rain.

Pulling in 5 minutes from the hotel to set up camp in a cosy pub for the evening.

Once inside we snuggled up beside the fire, and didn’t leave again until the darkest hour of the night.

The perfect end to an incredible trip to remember.

Scotland, you were a dream and I cannay wait to return!

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  • The oysters look so yummy!

  • Gosh for a second I thought that raven was real! I’m currently totally and utterly obsessed with the show ‘Outlander’ (I mean, who isn’t?!) and ever since watching it, I really want to learn more about Scottish faerie tales and folk law – you can see how it emerged when you’re surrounded by such mystical countryside like in your pictures.

    The seafood also looks fab and it’s nice to support local businesses 🙂

    KatieJane | Soup&Champagne

  • Such beautiful photos! X

  • Wow your trip just gets better and better!!! I love that you guys are wearing outfits that are similar but contrasting! So cute!

  • Jet

    That looks bloody lovely – also very jealous of your nice hair, my hair spirit animal is either lion mane or frizzy troll – there is no in between haha

    Looks like you had a great time, can’t wait to see your posts from Denmark,


  • Your little tartan bag is so cute!


  • meghan

    SO BEAUTIFUL! I need to start traveling. I just gotta figure out how to get the money, lol.
    xo, Meghan | http://tanlinesanddaisies.com/

  • Hannah Chau

    What a wonderful time of year to spend in Scotland! This place looks incredible!!


  • Nicky Lang

    We love that little seafood stall. INCREDIBLE food 🙂

  • Looks like a dreamy landscape straight out of Lord of the Rings! As usual, you had the perfect get-up to compliment the scene and mood!


  • Again, everything about these photos in Scotland are perfection. Love. Love. Love!

    xx Stephanie

  • Aaishah

    I visited Oban last year. Such a cute little town! This is bringing back memories 🙂

  • Alyssa

    What camera do you use??? Your pictures are perfect!