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Oban Information

Oban Information

Oban (An t-Òban  meaning The Little Bay in Gaelic) is a coastal town, in Argyll, on the West Coast of Scotland and it is  situated 11 miles from Achadacallan.

Oban Bay is shaped like a  horseshoe, protected by the island of Kerrera, and beyond Kerrera is Mull.  To the north is the island of Lismore , and the mountains of Morvern in the background.  

McCaigs Tower sits above the town centre, overlooking the bay. With Dunollie Castle, a ruin, sitting on a hill to the North of the town, and the viewpoint at Pulpit Hill to the South of the town, a steep climb, but worth it for the view.

Oban is known as the "Gateway to the Isles", with ferries sailing to the islands of  Mull, Lismore, Colonsay, Islay, Coll, Tiree, Barra and South Uist.

Oban has one of the oldest distilleries in Scotland, founded in 1794, and has tours available on a daily basis.

Oban has a  Sports/Leisure Centre, 18 hole golf course, and a large variety of shops, and numerous places for eating out. The Oban War and Peace Museum is also worth a visit.


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