Visiting Oban, Scotland? Here’s the Travel Guide

Visiting Oban, Scotland? Here’s the Travel Guide, Oban, Scotland (B)

In the summer months, this sleepy fishing village on Scotland’s west coast comes alive as the population can explode to over 20,000. And with travel mag centerfold good looks, easy access to the region’s wealth of beautiful islands and lakes, and home to some of the best Scotch in the world, it’s no wonder! Let’s visit Oban!

There’s really so much to do, this place could keep you busy for days. Here’s a list of our must-see’s when visiting Oban.

Oban literally means “Little Bay” in Gaelic, and there’s no doubt that the horseshoe-shaped namesake is the town’s centerpiece and focal point. Known as “Gateway to the Isles,” Oban’s harbor teems with ferry activity, especially in the summer months. Take a stroll along the water’s edge, salt-tinged sea in the air, colorful city architecture guiding the way, and you’ll likely never forget the charms of stunning Oban. 

You can see Roman ruins towering above Oban’s skyline from nearly any point in town. The thing is, these ruins weren’t built by Romans, but a local banker named John Stuart McCaig back in 1897, who designed these stone walls to resemble the Colosseum of Rome. Take a stroll to the top of Battery Hill and ponder why some call this structure, “McCaig’s Folley.”  ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Visiting Oban, Scotland? Here’s the Travel Guide
Guide Location: Scotland » Oban
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Josh And Krissy Sedivy
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • McCaig’s Tower
  • Oban Distillery
  • Oban Fish and Chips