Oban has developed into Scotland's most popular west-coast holiday town.Oban's Views are unforgettable. Glimpse this bustling port from the top of the 'Bealach-an-Righ'. As you sweep down the hill towards the expanse of the bay, the view opens up before you and one begins to appreciate why
Oban has a resident population of 8,500 and is the unofficial capital of the West Highlands - the "Gateway to the Isles". The panoramic views of the mountains, lochs and islands which have captivated artists, authors, composers, and poets for centuries are as striking now as they were when Dunollie Castle, a ruined keep which has stood sentinel over the narrow entrance to the sheltered bay for around six hundred years, was the northern outpost of the Dalriadic Scots
Things to See & Do
* Boat trips for Marine Life Viewing & Island Hopping
* Inveraray Jail
* The Scottish Sealife Sanctuary
* Hill Hiking or Cycling
Cruise Season – May to Aug
Population - 8500
Currency - United Kingdom Pound UKL
Electricity – 220 vlt, 2 vertical Square pins and 1 perpendicular below British style
Time - GMT equal
International Country Telephone Code - 44
Port Location - Oban has several local Marinas where there are also charter facilities. Check with your Cruise Line for specific departure Points
Transport Links - Around three hours by car, coach or train from Glasgow or Edinburgh.
Hire a car or bicycle or use taxis or buses to get around. Regular ferry services allow you to explore the nearby islands.