"Gateway to the Islands" Oban by zizkov
Oban Travel Guide: 189 reviews and 380 photos
Oban is a small port town around 60 miles (90 by road or rail) NW of Glasgow. It is however the metropolis of the area, as there is no town larger within 60 miles of driving. It is a well known fishing port, and the start point for many ferry serices to the Hebrides.
Set around picturesque Oban Bay, and topped by McCaig's Folly, it is also a tourist hotspot. The drive up from any direction is outrageously scenic and for non-drivers, the coach or rail trips would be well worth making from Glasgow.
The picture was taken on a beautifully sunny (and hot!) mid evening, around 8:30. The scene did not look exactly like this, but it is how the camera took it, without any adjustments.
- Pros:Scenery and more scenery
- Cons:Some might find it too touristy, others not enough
- In a nutshell:Westering Home
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