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Oban is a ferry port and fishing town in Argyll / Scotland, extremely popular for holidays with a large number of hotels and guest houses around the bay. The image right is from Pulpit Hill on the south side of the town, a popular viewing area where you can walk up to, or drive up. The large images show the top sights and hotels.

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The large ferry is arriving at the south pier where the train station is situated. The north pier is just across the bay, normally used for large yachts.

Oban is popular for ferry and boat trips to a number of islands including Mull for the town of Tobermory, Iona for its Abbey, Staffa for Fingals Cave, Kerrera, Lismore, and further out, Barra and South Uist.

The South Pier is also used by the fishing boats with sea fish restaurants along the pier.

George Street runs between the two piers with great views over the bay. This area was re-designed in 2016.

At the North Pier is the Oban Distillery with McCaig's Tower sitting high above. These are two of the top attractions in the town. You can walk up to the tower, or drive up. The tower was built from 1897 for a local banker John Stuart McCaig, as a monument to his family. The tower is popular for its views, scenic gardens, and barbecues.

The North Pier has a number of Restaurants and is used for yachts and cruise ships. Many famous people park their large yachts here.

St Columba's Cathedral is situated on the Coarran Esplanade. The cathedral was completed in 1959 to designs of Sir Giles Gilbert Scott. The Esplanade has a number of hotels and guest houses with great views over Oban Bay.

At the north end of the Coarran Esplanade is the Oban War Memorial, Seamen's Memorial, and Dunollie Lighthouse. This is a great spot to view the ferries departing and returning to Oban.

Dunollie Castle and House Museum are situated a few hundred yards north of the War Memorial. You can explore the castle ruins and house for a small entrance fee. This was the ancestral home of the Clan MacDougall.

About 1 and a half mile past the castle are the scenic Ganavan Beaches. The first smaller beach is by the roadside, with the larger beach half of a mile further north. There is a much larger car park at the north beach.

Glencuitten Golf Club is situated on the east side of Oban with a good sized clubhouse and real interesting holes.

Oban Links & Attractions:

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Open Top Bus Tours

Island Ferries

Oban Distillery . PA34 5NH

Oban War Peace Museum . PA34 5PX

Oban Bay Brewery & Cuan Mor Restaurant . PA34 5SD

The Jetty Gallery . PA34 5NR

Oban Phoenix Cinema . PA34 5NX

Atlantis Leisure Centre . PA34 5JE

Allan's Seal Trips . PA34 4LW

Argyll Sea Tours - from the Corran Esplanade

Coastal Connection boat tours . PA34 5PX

Staffa - Ferry & Boat Tours from Oban - PA76 6SW

Merlin Trike Tours . Reviews

Outside Oban:

Dunollie Castle & Museum . PA34 5TTunder 1 mile north.

Ganavan Sands Beach . Map Reviews 2 miles north.

Stramash Outdoor Activities . PA34 4SD 2 miles south.

Puffin Dive Centre . PA34 4QH 3 miles south.

Dunstaffnage Castle . PA37 1PZ 3 miles north.

Ocean Explorer Centre . PA37 1QA 3 miles north.

Falls of Lora . PA37 tidal rapid at Connel Bridge - 5 miles north.

Fly Tours from Oban Airport . PA37 1SW 6 miles north.

Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary . PA37 1SE 10 miles north.

Sealife Adventures boat trips . PA34 4AT 13 miles south.

Seafari Adventures boat trips . PA34 4RF 16 miles south.

Ben Cruachan Hike . Map 17 miles east.

Craignish Cruises . PA31 8QN 24 miles south.

Vertical Descents activity . PH33 6SE 35 miles north.

Oban Area Holiday Parks:

Cologin Lodges & Chalets . PA34 4SE 4 miles south of Oban

Lagnakeil Lodges . PA34 4SE 4 miles south of Oban.

Tralee Bay Holidays . PA37 1QR 8 miles north of Oban.

Appin Holiday Homes . PA38 4BQ lodges & caravans 15 miles north.

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