oban, altitude outdoor clothing,146 taj mahal,6 puffin,142 mitchell's amusements,4-5 youth cafe, the highland theatre,3 the tartan tavern, rowantree hotel,2 petals of oban,132 scottish hydro electric,1 st john's cathedral hall,130 crystal palace ,william street,126 rs mccoll,123 blockbuster video,122-124 frank walton,125-127 (),120 argyll & bute care & repair,123 whitmore & hamilton,118 de shoes,119 british heart foundation,116 oban fish & chips,113-115 mica,114 precious things,107-109 oxfam,114 anglers corner,103-105 mcdougalls,110 cp architects,john street,108 fancy that (gifts & internet cafe),101 cancer research uk,104-106 coast,99 kebabish ,john street,95-97 the pancake place,-[ footwear discount store,89-91 yorkshire building society,100 richard childs gallery,87 urban summit,98 clinton cards,83 timpson, pine valley outlet,79 stead & simpson,craigard road,71 millets,15-19 webster cameras,-[ the balmoral inn,]- room 15,-[ clippers of oban,]- (),-[ room 9,]- (),-[ piccolo italiano,]- kronks,-[ carpet services,]- marian in style,-[ tattoo hut,]- oban inn,-[ craigard decor,20 cafe caledonian hotel,-[ intersport,13 heaven scent,86 norie's fish & chips,15 george street fish & chips,84 ruben's deli,17 west coast motors,80 scotch corner,1 bowmans,74 mitchells candies,2 iona shop,72 something special, caledonian hotel,70 specsavers, bank of scotland (bos),stafford street,-[ flower basket,-[ luckenbooth,-[ julie's coffee house,-[ china ,-[ oban distillery,66-68 rogerson footwear,62-64 (),60 cuan mor,56-58 pitlochery knitwear,54 thorntons,48-50 nationwide,42 wh smith,40 chalmers,argyll street,38 edinburgh woollen mill,34 mac t's,34-38 skipinnish ceilidh house,34-38 boots,30-32 new look,28 spinnaker cafe,28 superdrug,26 royal bank of scotland (rbs),20 the palace hotel,18 (),16 gordons,14 kitchen garden,12 waterstones,8 macphee & partners,stevenson street,-[ hannah's newsagents,-[ eric smith ,-[ tommy's (hair salon),2-6 aqua sol tanning studio,-[ orsay,4-6 carol lekalake,2 jacksons brothers, the pound shop, the ark,george street, columba hotel, coasters bar,34 oban chocolate,william street, the gem box, grasshopper gifts, post office,26 bruce & neil, alexandra place b&b, oban times museum, regent hotel, the oban inn,corran esplanade,1 alexander dawson,9 collars & leads,6 outside edge (outdoor pursuits),8 aulays bar,5 b & h autospares,6 the barber shop,3 the jean shop,5 the image ,2 pound mania,5 subway, julian graves, royal hotel,2 semichem,6 clydesdale,1-4 m&co,7 roxy's, oban railway station,8 tower telecom, the waterfron centre,10 halo, mccraigs warehouse,12 wallace, bossards,2 dm mackinnon,13 the wool & needlecraft centre,33 the coffee corner, ,shore street,3 trinity hairdressing, tourist information centre (tic),15 millstone wholefoods,6 alba,21 oasis, the oban commercial lodge social club,26 the centre of healing,6 alba,22 dh macneill & co,7 mairmeg's creation,20 eleanor's hair salon,5 hair design by christine,16 oban style & precision,3 boliwood,16 reflections hair salon,albany street,14 asset employment scheme, blacks,8 e thornton & co,22 anderson banks,4 wylie bisset,20 oban music,18-19 nancy black,boswell house mac arthur stewart,boswell house tresspass,aird's place
Oban is the most popular holiday destination on Scotland's West Coast. Oban was once a fishing village but now services the Western Isles through the ferries that leave from the 'little bay'. This includes: Barra, Coll, Colonsay, Islay, Lismore, Mull, South Uist and Tiree.
The town itself is nested in the hills that wrap around the bay. Queen Victoria is repudiated to have called Oban, 'one of the finest spots I have seen'. McCaig's Tower, or McCaig's Folly stands out looking like a colosseum above the town. Dunollie Castle is now a ruin but was once an impressive 12 century fortress lie one mile to the north of the town.
Oban naturally offers a great choice of seafood restaurants amongst the wide variety of shops that are mostly situated on George Street and around Argyll Square.
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