Scotland - Highlands and Islands
Oban, meaning 'little bay' is the gateway to the Isles, a seaside town surrounded by dramatic coastline and beautiful countryside. Ferries depart from its main port to the Inner and Outer Hebrides.
Oban has a long-established fishing industry and claims to be Scotland's seafood capital. An abundance of local fish and shellfish is available on menu boards all around Oban.
The imposing presence of McCaig’s Tower dominates the town; a prominent landmark built in 1897 by local banker John Stuart McCaig, inspired by Rome’s coliseum. The climb from the town centre to the tower is well worth the effort for spectacular views across Oban Bay. There are beautifully maintained gardens within.