Welcome to Oban, a popular port and visitor destination on the West of Scotland.
Oban occupies a secluded bay at the confluence of Loch Linnhe and the Firth (estuary) of Lorn. The town is served by a railway, bus service and, in summer months, a seaplane service from Glasgow. In addition to being a bustling commercial town serving its hinterland, Oban has long been popular with holidaymakers who come to enjoy the seaside location. There are many hotels lining the bay and offering stunning views of the local seascape. Arguably, Oban’s key role is that of a ferry hub for connections to local islands including Islay, Mull, Barra and South Uist. Commercial fishing is also undertaken and the town boasts good seafood restaurants.
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The name Oban comes from the Gaelic an t-Oban Latharnach or ‘little bay of Lorn. Visitors benefit from a wide range of hotels, guest houses and B&B lodgings together with extensive shopping facilities and restaurants. From here large car ferries provide essential transport links to the nearby islands of Mull and Iona plus the Outer Hebrides. These ferries are fully patronised by visitors in the summer months. Local places of interest and visitor attractions include:
A little further afield
The following sites, locations and popular towns are all within a day’s drive:
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