19.07.19 Blog Post - Trip to Oban, Scotland - Kate Curry Photography

19.07.18

Trip to Oban, Scotland

Last summer I took a trip to Oban with my husband. He organised it to celebrate my 40th birthday. It was a lovely surprise, the highlight of which was a trip on the Hogwarts Express (kind of.) And so of course I took my camera with me….

Oban is a coastal town with a large harbour with lots of working boats and therefore seagulls. This is where the town centre is also located. 

And because it's a working harbour it is also a place to get great fresh seafood. Langoustines are a local delicacy.

We stayed in a B&B with a great view over the harbour.

We visited Dunstaffnage Castle, which was built before 1240. It was a castle captured by Robert the Bruce.

The castle is surrounded by woodland with moss and lichen covered trees. It kind of mirrored my husband’s beard.

We also took a trip first class in The Jacobite steam train. Although not the same train, it takes the same route as the Hogwarts Express in the Harry Potter films. It goes over Glenfinnan Viaduct which features in the films in a number of iconic scenes.

To round off the holiday we took a whale watching trip. We didn't really see any whales unfortunately, but we did see a young sea eagle and plenty of seals and great scenery.

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I am a family photographer but I also take photos of food and performers. I like landscape photography and nature photography. I exhibit work sometimes in Glasgow and Edinburgh. I am available for commissions of all kinds. If you are interested in contacting me either email me: katecurryphotography-info@yahoo.co.uk or contact me through this website. See About for further information. To see more of my work see my galleries.


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