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. Top Attractions are at
the bottom of this page.
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. There 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:
Click on the postcodes for maps and
Attractions Click on Map
Open Top Bus
Oban Distillery . PA34
Oban War Peace
Museum . PA34
Brewery & Cuan Mor Restaurant .
Gallery . PA34
Cinema . PA34
Leisure Centre . PA34
Trips . PA34
Tours - from the Corran Esplanade
Connection boat tours . PA34
Ferry & Boat Tours from Oban -
& Museum . PA34
5TTunder 1 mile north.
Beach . Map
Reviews 2 miles north.
Outdoor Activities . PA34 4SD
2 miles south.
Centre . PA34 4QH
3 miles south.
Castle . PA37 1PZ
3 miles north.
Explorer Centre . PA37 1QA
3 miles north.
Lora . PA37
tidal rapid at Connel Bridge - 5 miles
LIFE Sanctuary . PA37 1SE
10 miles north.
Adventures boat trips . PA34 4AT
13 miles south.
Adventures boat trips . PA34 4RF
16 miles south.
Hike . Map 17
Cruises . PA31 8QN
24 miles south.
Descents activity . PH33 6SE
35 miles north.
Oban Area Holiday Parks:
Lodges & Chalets . PA34 4SE
4 miles south of Oban
Lodges . PA34 4SE
4 miles south of Oban.
Holidays . PA37 1QR
8 miles north of Oban.
Homes . PA38 4BQ
lodges & caravans 15 miles