Two nights in Oban

Oban is a small harbour town on the West coast of Scotland.
It is a popular tourist destination, and well connected by ferries to a number of islands.
As such we decided to stop by on our way to the Isle of Mull last month.

Oban from the harbour

Aside from the beautiful sea views (and many jellyfish!),
the town’s most noticeable feature has to be McCaig’s Tower.

McCaig's Tower

Set high on the hillside, the tower overlooks the town and harbour below.
We were lucky enough to get some photos on a clear blue sky morning.Oban from McCaig's Tower

Back in town, our next appointment was with the Oban Distillery.
Heeding online advice, we had pre-booked places on an afternoon tour.

Oban DistilleryThis was my first distillery tour, and I enjoyed it even as a non-whisky drinker.
Our guide explained the processes, flavours and history of Oban whisky.
We tried two fiery samples and were allowed to keep our glasses as a memento.

Oban eveningWith an early ferry in mind, our day culminated with a tranquil harbour walk.
Dinner at the Oban Fish and Chip Shop Restaurant should also be mentioned.
Scallops with chive mash, dreamy…

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3 responses to “Two nights in Oban

    • Thanks, it’s well worth a visit if you get the chance and Mull is lovely too. We took a boat trip to the Isle of Staffa as well, I’ll write it up as soon as I get the chance.

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