Often considered as Seafood capital of Scotland and Gateway to the Western Isles, there’s this little town in Argyle and Bute region which is famous & touristy. I am talking about Oban.
You name it, Oban has it!! Quaint streets – tick; fabulous curvy coastline – tick; fish & chips & restaurants – double tick; postcard perfect – tick tick tick!!
Smear around some classic castles and lovely lochs, Oban is a complete package wrapped with great things to do. The bay is near to perfect horseshoe, there are houses that sit on the hill, castles that adore the coastline. I’ll better stop here, and let the pictures talk for me!
View of harbour from our hotel room
There are plenty of hotels lined up along the horseshoe look alike bay, and B&Bs around. We stayed in Oban Bay Hotel, and this is the view from the entrance of the hotel.
Oban is quite a big town to explore, but the best way to see them is by walk. The harbour area is usually busy with ferries and boats around, and makes a great place for people watching.
Oban is surrounded by beautiful hilltops too.
Head towards McCaig’s Tower, a Colosseum look-alike tower and a prominent landmark in Oban for panoramic views of the Oban.
The buzzling harbour of Oban
Alternate view of Oban taken from the ferry while we were enroute to Isle of Mull. With quaint streets to walk by, great promenade to take a stroll or sit back and enjoy the view, restaurants lined up around, a tower that provides breathtaking panoramic view, Oban makes a fantastic gateway to explore Western Scotland, Inner and Outer Hebrides. Whether you are here to island hop, hike around, or spend a relaxing weekend, Oban is a perfect place.
Would you like to spend a relaxing weekend in a place such as this?