Oban History

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Welcome to Oban


Oban is a beautiful town located in the Argyll and Bute area of Scotland, it is well known for its fantastic views, and beautiful scenery. Oban also beholds a long history. This seaside town is well worth a visit, as you will soon find out!



Town Centre:


Shopping: Oban has a wide variety of shops selling everything from foods to local crafted items. Also Oban is a fair trade town which is always a plus!


Transport: Oban offers a wide variety of transport services. There are regular bus routes all around the town as well as reliable taxi services taking you anywhere at any time. These taxis’s can be pre-booked by calling the Oban taxi service in advance.




Eating/drinking: Oban has a huge variety of restaurants, from Indian to Chinese to local pub grub and a pint, Oban has it all. Oban has been named ‘The seafood capital of Scotland’ and this is no understatement! Not only is there amazing seafood restaurants in and around Oban, but the food cant get any fresher! Your writer has personally eaten Oban’s seafood and it is nothing to be missed. Oban also boasts a wide range of cafes to sit and relax in, so after a long day of walking or if you just want a chill, Oban’s cafes are the perfect place to go!


Hill walking: The landscapes and views surrounding Oban are wild and beautiful. For Munro walkers there are over 20 Munro’s within a 45-minute drive of Oban Glencoe, Ben Nevis and the Mamores all offer a good challenge to any well versed hill-walker but be aware you may experience all four seasons while climbing these Munro’s.


Kayaking: It is not hard to work out that Kayaking is one of Oban’s most popular activities. Trained specialists in the sport can take you on guided tours around the islands Kerrera, Lismore, Seil, Easdale, Luing and Scarba to just name a few, you can also visit the beautiful islands of Mull, Iona and Jura. Along the way to each island you will also encounter a wide variety of wildlife including seals, whales, porpoises, eagles and otters!


Island of Mull: The island of Mull is a short ferry ride away from Oban , and is one thing you cannot miss! This beautiful island is cut of from the loud and busy environment that you are used too, not only will you be treated to spectacular scenery and views but also encounter a wide variety of wildlife, and visit the house Tobermory which is used in the well known Cbeebies programme Balamory. On your arrival into Mull you will be greeted by mesmerizing rocky peaks and green slopes of the Mull.


Accommodation: Oban has a wide range of hotels and bed and breakfast’s , just click her to check them out ! http://www.budgetscot.com/results?search=Oban



History: Oban has a long and colourful history. Oban bay has provided shelter for mankind from as far back as Mesolithic times. Evidence of dwellers have been found in the centre of Oban. Oban’s oldest building the Dunnolie Castle, is worth the climb for its beautiful views and its eerie appearance.