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Oban known as 'The Gateway to the Highlands' is a picturesque port on the west coast of Scotland.
Until the Glasgow to Oban railway line opened in 1880, Oban was a fishing village but since then it has been one of Scotland's most popular tourist destinations. Its spectacular landmark 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. Standing close to the shore is the ruined Dunollie Castle the stronghold of the MacDougall Clan. Two miles away lies
Dunstaffnage Castle which has belonged to the Campbells since 1470 and it is open to the public all year round. Oban is the ideal port from which to visit the islands. It has many attractions for the visitor including the
Oban Distillery which was built by Hugh Stevenson in 1794. The sunsets over Oban Bay are quite breathtaking in their splendour.
For information on attractions and events in Oban as well as transport information, please visit VisitScotland's
Oban information page.