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About Oban and the Surrounding Area

Oban is a small town of approximately 8000 people situated on the west coast of Scotland, about 90 miles from Glasgow. It is built around a natural harbour and has outstanding views of the islands of Kerrera and Mull beyond.

Oban has a sandy beach about a mile from the town centre called Ganavan Sands, and there is also a cinema showing the latest films, a distillery, a leisure centre, many caf├ęs and restaurants and both independent and chain shops. Oban also has a few interesting castles close by, including Dunollie Castle which overlooks the entrance to the harbour.

Oban is perhaps most famed for being the 'Gateway to the Isles' with regular and frequent ferries offering services to Mull, Colonsay, Coll, Tiree, Lismore, Barra and South Uist (the Outer Hebrides). Mull and Iona can be visited as a day trip with the ferry crossing to Mull taking around 40 minutes.

Oban is also an excellent base for outdoor activities such as hill walking, diving, cycling and photography and in the evenings you can go for a wee dram in one of the many pubs in town.

Canadian TV Program Moosemeat & Marmalade Filming at Dunheanish Oban, Scotland

Gylen Castle, KerreraGylen Castle on Kerrera

Oban SunsetOban Sunset

Lismore LighthouseLismore Lighthouse as seen from the ferry to Mull