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Oban is a large town and port in Argyll, opposite to the Island of Mull. It developed in the 19th century with the establishment of steamer services to the Inner and Outer Hebrides and the advent of the railways, becoming a very popular summer resort, with impressive mid to late 19th century hotels. The incomplete, Colosseum-like McCaig’s Tower above the town, known as McCaig’s folly, was begun in 1897 as a project to help the unemployed and celebrate the family of John Stewart McCaig, a local
banker. The finest individual building is the Roman Catholic Cathedral of St Columba on Corran Esplanade, built 1932 to 1953 to designs by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott. The Argyllshire Gathering is held here annually in late summer.

 

Oban Caledonian Classic HotelOban Caledonian Classic Hotel. Rising from the waters edge, the historic Caledonian Hotel has commanding views over the sheltered bay of Oban to the hills and islands of Scotland's magnificent west coast. A travellers' rest for centuries, the hotel has undergone an extensive refurbishment and now offers stylish, contemporary comfort and service. Ideally situated for exploring the town, surrounding area and Islands the hotel has an elegant Harbourside Restaurant and the informal Café Caledonian whilst all the bedrooms are comfortable and well appointed. Find the best deal, compare prices and read what other travelers have to say at TripAdvisor.

The Queens Hotel is a former Victorian Villa situated on the Esplanade in Oban with wonderful views across Oban Bay. The hotel is within pleasant walking distance of Oban town centre and many interesting shops and attractions. An intimate and friendly hotel, the Queens is the perfect location for a relaxing break in Oban and to enjoy a high standard for accommodation and cuisine, take a day trip from Oban to Mull, Iona, Glencoe and Inveraray with its castle and jail! Find the best deal, compare prices and read what other travelers have to say at TripAdvisor.

Oban Bay HotelOban Bay Hotel. Delightfully situated on the Esplanade in Oban with magnificent views across the Firth of Lorne to the hills of Lorne. The Oban Bay has a unique feel with its welcoming foyer and bar combined with the full-length sun lounge with spectacular views across the bay. The hotel has an excellent reputation for food, utilising local produce, especially seafood. Guests can choose from a four-course table d’hote menu or a la carte. Oban is a superb location for exploring islands off the west coast of Scotland including Iona and Mull. Find the best deal, compare prices and read what other travelers have to say at TripAdvisor.

Regent Hotel ObanRegent Hotel. Centrally located on the Esplanade in Oban, the Regent hotel comprises two distinct styles of architecture. The original building is Victorian and the modern extension, built in the 1930’s, is Art deco in style and now listed as a classic example. The restaurant offers a choice of table d’hote or a la carte menus both of which utilise the best of local produce. Many of the rooms offer magnificent views across Oban Bay. The hotel is close to the pier and convenient for taking the ferry to Mull and Iona. Find the best deal, compare prices and read what other travelers have to say at TripAdvisor.

Old Oban ScotlandOld Oban, Scotland. In the nineteenth century Oban became the transport hub of the Highlands, making it an incredibly easy place to get to for tourists wishing to reach the islands and enjoy the famed scenery of this part of the world. Over a century later, it remains one of most popular Highland destinations. Landmarks such as the McCaig tower and Oban Distillery, plus steam locomotives and the old canopied station, feature alongside a bustling George Street and esplanade. Steamers in the bay, armies of herring gutters on the quay and a photograph of the Oban Hotel on fire add up to a wide-ranging selection of pictures covering the town. Carding Mill Bay, Soroba and Connel Bridge are also featured. Old Oban.

Oban Ferries. Sail to twenty-two islands and four peninsulas on Scotland's West Coast. From Arran in the south to Lewis in the north, our network covers some of the most beautiful and dramatic places in Scotland. Get away from it all by ferry with Caledonian MacBrayne and discover a different world.

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