Oban- the gateway to the Isles is a busy little ferry terminal town. A classical Scottish port town. The wind , boats, layer of island and the promise of a wide- open Atlantic beyond give a shiver and a bustle vitality to this town. It is a perfect place for you to enjoy a fresh seafood.
McCaig’s Tower is made of stone extracted from the quarries at Bonawe, on Loch Etive. One of the aims of the project was a philanthropic one, of providing work for idle masons during the winter. One of the first things to strike you in this town is the presence on the summit of Battery Hill above the town of a large structure that looks like it might have been inspired by the Colosseum in Rome.
Dunstaffnage Castle is a little ruined castle in Argyll and Bute. Dunstaffnage is an irregular quadrangular structure of great strength, with rounded towers at three of the angles. A ruined 13th century chapel lies around 150 meters to the south-west of the castle.
The island of Kerrera is just a few minutes ferry ride away from the mainland of Oban on the west coast of Scotland, it offers a peace and beauty. Kerrera’s diversity attracts geologists from all over the world. Flax was once grown here as were wheat and potatoes and the island even had its own corn mill, brewery and whisky stills. Kerrera is full of surprises so keep your eyes open – there is much to see!
Dunollie Castle is situated on the Ganavan road approximately a mile to the north of Oban, it is a beautiful caste and a famous landmark of Oban.
Loch Creran is a small but remarkable sea loch on the west coast of Scotland to the north of Oban. It is about 10 kilometres long from its head at Invercreran to its mouth on the Lynn of Lorne.
I hope you will enjoy your trip to Oban during your visit in Scotland. It is sure has a lot of things worth seeing.