Oban

[Oban from the Isle of Kerrera]

Oban is the most bewitchingly beautiful settlement in the West Highlands by a country mile. Set round a crescent bay backed by low hills, the smell of fish is in the air, and usually in the minds of tourists visiting for lunch: make sure you sample the fine local seafood while you're here. This is a wonderful place to stroll along the esplanade, with breathtaking sunsets in good weather. Ferries bound for islands up and down the western seaboard call at all times of day, which along with the railway terminus gives the town a importantly bustling feel. As a key transport hub, too many visitors use Oban solely as a stepping stone en route to destinations across the water. Don't make the same mistake - the attractions in the town centre alone (listed below) are enough to fill a day, with plenty else to do in the local area.

[Oban & McCaig's Tower (26/5/17)]

📌 Oban ★★★
Location (North Pier): G.R.: NM 858302 ///painting.buildings.invest
Anything else? Central parking spaces are mostly short stay only - for unrestricted spots, head further from the centre or uphill.

[View from Pulpit Hill (17/7/17)]

Within walking distance

>> McCaig's Tower ★★☆☆
>> Oban Distillery ★★☆☆
>> Oban War and Peace Museum ☆☆☆
>> Pulpit Hill (Oban) ★★★☆☆
>> St Columba's Cathedral (Oban) ☆☆
>> St John's Cathedral (Oban) ☆☆☆

[CalMac ferry passing St Columba's Cathedral (26/5/17)]

Nearby

>> Dunollie ★★☆☆ (1 mile away)
>> Ganavan Sands ★★☆☆ (2 miles away)
>> Walk: Kerrera - jewel in the Firth of Lorne ★★☆☆ (3 miles away)

[The "Green Shack" near the ferry terminal is the place to go for fresh seafood (26/5/17)]

[George Street (26/5/17)]

[St John's Cathedral (26/5/17)]

[Oban War and Peace Museum (26/5/17)]

[Oban Distillery (26/5/17)]

[Rainbow over Oban Bay (13/6/12)]

[View from the ferry to the Isle of Mull (24/7/17)]

[The sign says it all... (10/9/13)]

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