Oban is a peaceful waterfront town on a delightful bay, with sweeping views to Kerrera and Mull. OK, that first bit about peaceful is true only in winter; in summer the town centre is a heaving mass of humanity, its streets jammed with traffic and crowded with holidaymakers, day-trippers and travellers headed for the islands. But the setting is still lovely.
There’s not a huge amount to see in the town itself, but it’s an appealingly busy place with some excellent restaurants and lively pubs, and it’s the main gateway to the islands of Mull, Iona, Colonsay, Barra, Coll and Tiree.
Last updated: Oct 1, 2008