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Scotland: Port town, Oban

Oban is a town in Argyll and Bute. It is known as the Seafood & Sea Kayaking Capital of Scotland and probably the whole of Europe It is also shopping and drinking capital of the west coast of Scotland, and home to the excellent whisky of that name. Ferries run from here to Mull, Colonsay, Kerrera, Lismore, Islay, Coll, Tiree and the Outer Hebrides. Hence the tag Gateway to the Isles.
When the sun sets dramatically over Oban Bay and the surprising landmark of the McCaig's Tower amphitheatre lights up on the hilltop above the town, it is easy to see why Oban is such a popular resort.

Until the Glasgow to Oban railway line opened in 1880, Oban was a fishing village but since then it has grown into the largest port in north-west Scotland. The sheltered harbour brims with fishing and pleasure boats and ferries off to the Outer Hebrides. If you're not rushing off on a ferry, be sure to sample some of the local seafood fresh off the boats. McCaig's Tower, which was built between 1888 and 1901, affords the visitor magnificent views across the bay to the islands of Kerrera and Mull. 


Dunollie Castle
Standing close to the shore is the ruined Dunollie Castle, stronghold of the MacDougall Clan. Two miles away is Dunstaffnage Castle which has belonged to the Campbells since 1470 and is open to the public all year round. There is also the Oban Distillery, built by Hugh Stevenson in 1794. Kids will love a visit to the Scottish Sea Life & Marine Sanctuary near to Oban on the shore of Loch Creran.






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