The name Oban comes from the Gaelic language meaning “little bay”. Oban is the gateway to the Isles with its bustling harbour, shops and wealth of restaurants and cafes serving excellent local seafood daily. Have a look at the live webcam in Oban bay.
Copyright The Internet Guide to Scotland -Not to be reproduced without permission
The pipers of Oban regularly play traditional Scottish music around the harbour area and will be delighted to pose for a photograph for your holiday collection. Experience the magic of Oban, especially at sun set, when the sun slides into the western horizon. Oban has one of the oldest distilleries in Scotland and produces a 14 year old single malt named after the town, it also hosts a popular visitor’s centre.
Glencruitten Golf Club is close at hand, and walkers will find the surrounding countryside offers plenty of good walks.
Caledonian Macbrayne ferries leave Oban for the Inner Hebridean Islands of Mull, Coll, Tiree, Lismore & Islay, and some of the Outer Herbridean Islands of Barra and South Uist. Enjoy a day trip to Mull or one of the other islands and experience the pace of life most of us dream of.
The Oban area abounds with many forms of wildlife including Sea Eagles, Golden Eagles, Otters, Pine Martens and Red Squirrels. Additionally, more common species such as Seals, Dolphins and numerous water birds like the Black Guillemots that nest along the harbour wall. Take the ferries to one of the Inner Hebridean Islands and look for the elusive Corncrake, its main stronghold in Britain. April – May being the best time to look for them.