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    Tour Oban, Scotland

    Welcome to Oban, a popular port and visitor destination on the West of Scotland.

    Tell me a little about a Tour of Oban

    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.

    Tell me more about a Tour of Oban

    Catswhiskerstours works with guests to design and deliver customised tours. The following information is provided to assist guests in determining focus and priorities.

    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:

    • Dunstaffnage Castle, a former MacDougall stronghold with a chequered history.
    • Dunollie Castle, another former MacDougall stronghold.
    • Oban Distillery. Tours are available.
    • McCaig’s Tower  which sits high above the town and is modelled on the Coliseum in Rome. Was constructed by a philanthropic 19th century banker to employ out of work stone masons. This location offers superb views over the harbour and beyond.
    • Sea-life sanctuary  at nearby Barcaldine which has on display a wide selection of British marine life including the likes of seals and otters.

    A little further afield

    The following sites, locations and popular towns are all within a day’s drive:

    • Falls of Lora at Connel Bridge.
    • Carnasserie Castle, Kilmartin.
    • Kilmartin Glen, an important prehistory site with standing stones, stone circles and burial cairns.
    • Fort William, the self-styled Outdoor Capital of Scotland and mountain bike centre.
    • Fort Augustus on the southern tip of Loch Ness
    • Loch Ness  one of Scotland’s top visitor sites.
    • Historic and scenic Glencoe famous for massacre in 1692 and stunning Highlands scenery.
    • Inveraray, an unusual planned 18th century town with famous Inveraray Castle.
    • Loch Lomond, one of Scotland’s largest lochs (lakes) and very popular with visitors.

    How can Catswhiskerstours help with a Tour of Oban?

    • A customised tour together with accomodation, if required.
    • A  Self-drive  (driving) tour by way of a package comprising rental car, lodgings and itinerary. 

     For more information and help contact Nigel- 

    T  44 (0) 141 638 5500
    E ncole67@googlemail.com Or info@catswhiskerstours.co.uk

    We look forward to hearing from you!

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