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.
See also a large Click On
Map for the area Top Attractions.
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
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
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
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. Their is a much
larger car park at the north beach.
Golf Club is situated on the east
side of Oban with a good sized clubhouse
and real interesting holes.
Oban Links & Attractions:
Attractions Click on Map
Open Top Bus
Distillery - Map Reviews
Oban War & Peace
Museum - Map Reviews
Brewery & Cuan Mor Restaurant -
Gallery - Map Reviews
Cinema - Map Reviews
Leisure Centre - Map Reviews
Trips - Map Reviews
Tours - from the Corran Esplanade
Connection boat tours - Map Reviews
Ferry & Boat Tours from Oban -
Tours - Reviews
& Museum - under 1 mile north
Beach - 2 miles north Map
Outdoor Activities - 2 miles south
Centre - 3 miles south Map Reviews
Castle - 3 miles north Map Reviews
Explorer Centre - 3 miles north
Falls of Lora
tidal rapid at Connel Bridge - 5
miles north PA37
from Oban Airport - 6 miles north
SEA LIFE Sanctuary - 10 miles north
Adventures boat trips - 13 miles
south Map Reviews
Adventures boat trips - 16 miles
south Map Reviews
Hike - 17 miles east Map
Cruises - 24 miles south Map Reviews
Descents activity - 35 miles north
Oban Area Holiday Parks:
Lodges & Chalets - 4 miles south
of Oban Map / PA34
Lodges - 4 miles south of Oban
Map / PA34
Holidays - 8 miles north of Oban
Homes - lodges & caravans 15
miles north PA38