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Welcome to
OBAN
Visitor Offers
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Town centre highlights:
OBAN
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Making Oban Whisky since 1794.
Tour (entry fee) and visitor centre.
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bay of
delights...
The Distillery
Oban War and Peace Museum
Superb collection of the town’s amazing
history. Entry free.
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The Bay
Promenade along the west coast’s
finest bay.
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Seafood Capital of Scotland
Taste the best in our award winning
cafes and restaurants.
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Unique and interesting shops
Luxury and independent shops
throughout the town.
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Oban Pipe Band and Oban
High School Pipe Bands
Oban’s award winning bands play
in the town on regular occasions.
CDs available in many shops.
Stretch your legs... attractions a little further
afield but still walkable from the town:
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Jacob’s Ladder
Walk up the 223 steps to the top
of the town to our iconic landmark...
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McCaig’s Tower
Spectacular views from our prominent
landmark towards Mull, Lismore and
beyond.
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Dunollie Castle and 1745 House
Clan chiefs ruled Argyll and the
Isles from Dunollie. Entry fee.
You descend to a
coast as picturesque
as any you will find
in the entire shores
of the Atlantic.
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Jules Verne, 1879
For more visitor information including the
latest events and offers in and around Oban simply:
Visit our Welcome Point at the top of the slipway, look out for
Oban Town Ambassadors in their bright turquoise shirts, pop into the
VisitScotland Tourist Information Centre on the North Pier, or log on to
www.obantowndiary.co.uk www.oban.org.uk www.visitscotland.com
Oban occupies a beautiful setting in the Firth of Lorne. The bay and town is sheltered
from the Atlantic by the islands of Mull, Lismore and Kerrera. The spectacular views
from the town makes for spectacular photographs and memories.
Oban has been the home to lords, saints and travellers since the beginning of
time. From a few fishermen’s bothies on the shore it has grown to be world renowned
for its seafood, whisky and a welcome that is second to none. Reaching back in
time Robert the Bruce once hid in the magnificent Dunollie Castle on the entrance
to the north of the bay. In 1811 the village in the wee bay was recognised by
the monarch and was raised in status to a Burgh of Barony.
For a wee town Oban has played an important part in the world. In World War II, Oban
was used by Merchant and Royal Navy ships and was an important base in Battle of
the Atlantic. During the Cold War it was the starting point for the Transatlantic
Telephone Cable (TAT-1) carrying the Hot Line between the US and USSR presidents.
Oban is an important ferry port, acting as the hub for ferries to many of the Hebridean
Islands. The town hosts two Highland Games, the Lorne Highland Games in June and
the Argyllshire Gathering in August. These and other events bring visitors from all over
the world to the town.
Design and print: CGL (Oban) Ltd. www.cg-ltd.co.uk
Visitor Offers
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All photographs
courtesy of
BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT