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Free parking in Oban?

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Free parking in Oban?

We are due to stay for one night only at the Caledonian late May.

Understand it has no car park, is there any free parking anywhere about? We don't mind dropping off and parking the car a walk away? If we have to pay does anybody know how much?

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1. Re: Free parking in Oban?

My first suggestion would be to call the hotel as it's quite possible they have an agreement with a car park, or at the very least can tell you which is the most practical option for the hotel. There are plenty of car park around the town.

From the Oban.org.uk website:

Oban is well served with car parks. Look out for signs as you enter the town. For those travelling by ferry, and wanting to leave their car on the mainland there is a pay and display beside the CalMac terminal, which is the actual car park for the railway station, which is ideal for daytrips. For longer trips the free long term car parks at Longsdale and Lochavullin can be used, the Council car parks allow overpayment which will be credited to the following days; there is a limit of £20 which will allow for approximately three days parking.

You can also park your car in the main streets of the town. The fee is 80p for forty minutes and the maximum stay time is 2 hours in the inner zone and 4 hours in the outer zone in any one spot. Ticket machines are placed within easy reach.

Hope that helps.

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2. Re: Free parking in Oban?

There's a free car park at the Leisure Centre: http://www.atlantisleisure.co.uk/

I've left a car there for several days when off on the islands, and it's always been OK.

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3. Re: Free parking in Oban?

Thanks - will visit that website as have not done so.

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4. Re: Free parking in Oban?

Sounds good , will visit that website thank-you

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5. Re: Free parking in Oban?

Lochavullin is probably the most convenient for the Caledonian. It's a wee (level) walk. Do a Google maps search for PA34 4PL and you'll find it in the industrial area kind of behind the ferry terminal.

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6. Re: Free parking in Oban?

If you're parking at Atlantis, you should consider popping in for a swim, gym, fitness class, soft play...they do loads of stuff! The staff are all really friendly and cafe does take away food and Starbucks coffee if you're just passing through. I always go when I'm on holiday in Oban and would recommend it to anyone! I also didn't realise till recently that it's a charity and is run by the community!

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7. Re: Free parking in Oban?

Thanks for your thoughts, but the need now gone! We stayed at the end of May and in the end managed to park on the Road outside as we were away prompt the following morning and had arrived late !

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