"Gateway to the Islands" Oban by zizkov

Oban Travel Guide: 194 reviews and 389 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 and Cons
  • Pros:Scenery and more scenery
  • Cons:Some might find it too touristy, others not enough
  • In a nutshell:Westering Home
  • Last visit to Oban: Jul 2004
  • Intro Written Aug 23, 2004
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  • sourbugger's Profile Photo
    Dec 30, 2008 at 1:06 PM

    awe indeed, and i'm impressed by a the racey sheep tip !

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Jul 2, 2006 at 1:18 AM

    aha ha ha ha ha ha ha ...I love your speeding sheep tip ...great little page, reminds me on my time in Oban and I also remember fabulous sundowns ...keep up the good work ... :o)

  • uglyscot's Profile Photo
    Jul 21, 2005 at 1:31 AM

    Pity you've not got photos of Oban by day, it is a lovely spot and one our family used to visit frequently.Still, you've let me see it at a time of day I've not been there!

  • evaanna's Profile Photo
    Jul 19, 2005 at 12:49 PM

    Oban is high on my list of places to see. Thank you for the tips.


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