Oban is a pretty little fishing town on the West Coast of Scotland with a bustling harbour from where ferries are dispatched to communities on nearby Islands. Oban is the seafood capital of Scotland, a magnet for travellers from all over the world, whether arriving by car, train, ferry or yacht. It’s an excellent place for a self-catering holiday whether you want to walk along the shores, gorge on fresh seafood or discover the rugged unspoiled beauty of the Islands.
Oban's scenery and attractions will keep you thoroughly entertained throughout your holiday. There are many attractions focused on the sea and everything to do with it, from whale watching boat safaris to swimming with basking sharks. There are plenty of castles and monuments to explore such as McCaig’s Tower on Battery Hill which stands tall and over-looks the town. Its unusual architectural structure attracts holidaymakers from across the globe. Based on the Coliseum in Rome, it was designed and constructed in 1897 by John Stuart McCaig, a wealthy philanthropic banker who sadly died before construction was finished. To this day it has never been fully completed. From Oban, charter a boat or catch a ferry to explore the Islands of Kerrera, Lismore and Mull.