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Oban - 5 Great things

The largest town in Argyll and The Isles, Oban lies in a crescent around Oban Bay. The town is a major ferry hub for the Isles and is quite a tourist hotspot due to its beautiful scenery, town charm and the number of facilities that it offers.

Here are some of our favourite things to do and see:


McCaig's tower

Mcaigs Tower

McCaig’s Tower is prominent landmark that stands over the town of Oban.
Built in 1897 by banker John Stuart McCaig as a philanthropic gesture of providing work for locals as well as creating a monument for his family that would stand the test of time.

The climb from the centre of Oban is rewarded with spectacular views across Oban Bay to the Atlantic islands. There are also gardens inside the tower that provide a peaceful escape from the busy streets of the town.


Kerrera Island


The island of Kerrera is only a few minutes ferry ride from the mainland and offers a certain peacefulness and beauty for those wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of Oban. The island itself offers the opportunity for exploring and discovering lots of nature and wildlife.
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Dunstaffnage Castle


Being constructed before 1275 on a large rock overlooking the Firth of Lorn, Dunstaffnage was the stronghold of the Mac Dougalls. The castle is steeped in history including being capture by Robert the Bruce in 1309. Find out more


Oban Distillery


Being one of the oldest distilleries in Scotland and predating the town itself, Oban Distillery was established in 1794 by brothers John and Hugh Stevenson.  The distillery offers visitors to witness the craftsmanship of whisky production first hand. Find out more





For anyone who enjoys fine food and drink, Oban has no shortage of choice. The town is often referred to as the ‘The Seafood Capital of Scotland’ due to the quality of the seafood which is landed in the harbour, as well as the large number of seafood establishments that are available.



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Top: Robert Brown | Second: Andrew Bowden | Third: Dun Deagh | Fourth: Michel | Fifth: Patrick | Sixth: Nestor Correa