"Capital of the West Highlands" Top 5 Page for this destination Oban by stevezero

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Gateway to the Isles

Oban is often called unofficially the "capital of the west highlands" and for good reason. It is a good base from which to explore the many nearby islands, the mountains of the west and the many lochs (lakes) in the area. The area also has a colourfull past, and there are plenty of castles, abbeys, and other historical attractions.
Being the major town in the area, there are no shoratge of places to stay, from small B&Bs, guest houses throgu to larger hotels.
The town only has a resident population of 8500, but this is greatly swelled by hte huge numbers of tourists, especially in the summer months.

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  • Pros:nice fishing town, ferrry gateway, lots to see and do
  • Cons:Gets busy
  • In a nutshell:Great place to explore the western highlands
  • Intro Written May 27, 2006
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