Inveraray to Oban Scenic Drive

Details of the drive from Inveraray to Oban – An extraordinary scenic journey with pictures, directions and maps

If you follow our suggestion as mentioned in the Inveraray Tourist Information page, and drive from Inveraray to Oban, the 37 miles journey may just be one of the best mountain drives you have ever experienced. With planned viewpoints placed every few miles, you will find it difficult not to stop every few minutes and breathe in the beauty and the mysterious appeal of the mountains.

Driving directions from Inveraray to Oban
Postcode for GPS/satnavs - PA34 5QD
The drive from Inveraray to Oban is a 38 mile journey and only involves two ‘A’ roads, A819 (14.4 miles) and A85 (22.8 miles).
From Inveraray, head east towards A819 > and then turn left on to A819 > Drive for 14.4 miles and then turn left on A85 > Drive on A85 for 22.8 miles and then follow the signs for Oban.

On your drive from Inveraray to Oban, you will also drive past Loch Awe and if you make a stop you will come across Kilchurn Castle at the edge of the lake.

image-Kilchurn-Castle-on-Loch-Awe-Scotland

 

Cruachan Visitors Centre – Scotland
Image-of-Cruachan-visitors-centre-ScotlandYou will also come across the Cruachan or the hollow mountains where Scottish Power (Energy Company) have set up a visitors centre offering gorgeous views of the lake Awe (Loch Awe) This can be a nice stop for a tea/coffee break and you can also turn it in to a small trip by visiting Cruachan Power Station that is hidden deep inside the mountain of Ben Cruachan. The power station is concealed one kilometre under the ground with a massive cavern at its centre high enough to fit Tower of London! Discover this wondrous work of modern technology married with nature where mammoth turbines transform the hydro power in to electricity. The attraction itself has been awarded five stars and over 60,000 tourists visiting every year.

Cruachan Visitor Centre
Dalmally, Argyll, Scotland
Postcode for Cruachan visitor centre: PA33 1AN
Phone: +44 01866 822618 (You can pre-book tours over the phone too)

Opening times:
April to October - Everyday 09.30 – 16.45
November to March - Weekdays Only 10.00 – 15.35
The Cruachan Power Station is closed to visitors in January

Map of the Drive from Inveraray to Oban


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Oban Facts

Population - 8120 (2001 Census)
Location - South West Scotland
Local Language - 9.4% speak Scottish Gaelic
Nearest Airport - Glasgow International, Oban Airport with limited landing and destinations

Nearest Train Station - Oban (Approx. 3.5 hrs from Glasgow Central Station)
Nearest City - Glasgow, Stirling
Recommended Cuisine - Seafood, Haggis
Top Attractions - Oban Distillery, War & Peace Museum, McCaigs Tower
Getting to Oban - Driving Recommended from Glasgow, A85 Road
Other Transport - Train from Glasgow Central
Climate - Maritime Climate, mild winters and cool summers

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