Oban's Most Comprehensive Online Directory
We have more up to date local accommodation listings than any other site. These pages plus our comprehensive business directory - with a free entry for every Oban business - make this site the most complete and easy to use online guide to Oban for residents, visitors and expatriates alike.
An Introduction To Oban
Oban is the capital of North Argyll. It is a busy ferry and railway terminal and a popular tourist destination. It has a wide range of shops and supermarkets, banks etc, many excellent places to eat out, a cinema and Post Office. It is the ideal centre for exploring the beautiful scenery of North Argyll or to stop overnight if you are on your way to the islands. Ferries leave Oban for Islay, Colonsay, Coll, Tiree, Mull, Lismore, Barra and South Uist. Oban is also a busy fishing port, and a variety of ships can usually be found tied up to the town's two piers.
Oban is full of things to do and see. Make sure you visit McCaig's Tower, the replica of the Colosseum that is such a distinctive feature on the Oban skyline. The view across Oban Bay to Kerrera and Mull is unparallelled. Boat trips to Mull or to see the wildlife are available, and many superb day excursions by coach or ferry can be arranged. Visit the local tourist office for dates and times on arrival - you'll find it in an old church just around the corner from the railway station by the pier.
The Oban Distillery Visitor Centre in Stafford Street (near the North Pier) is open Monday to Friday all year round (Saturdays too from Easter to October) for guided tours. There's an audio visual exhibition and gift shop. Telephone 01631 572 004. The Oban War & Peace Museum on the North Pier is also worth a visit.
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