While Oban may translate as a ‘little bay’ in Gaelic, it certainly is a big tourist destination! This charming resort town is found on the west coast of Scotland and is surrounded by mountains, as well as having a scenic seafront promenade and harbor where you can enjoy the fresh sea air. You can also go boating and kayaking to keep active in Oban. The town is known as the seafood capital of Scotland, which means you'll find fresh fish, oysters and shellfish for dinner in many cafés and restaurants. There are also more casual fish and chips shops, offering the Scottish delicacy, haggis. Of course, don’t forget to try some Scotch whisky too!
Top things to do in Oban include climbing up to McCaig’s Tower. Up at this magnificent monument you can enjoy stunning views over the town of Oban and be part of its history -- the tower was built back in 1897. It's worth taking the time to enjoy a leisurely stroll around Oban Harbor too. You can watch the boats and try some fish and chips, as well as taking in views of the Hebrides. There are also shops and restaurants that line the streets around Oban Harbor. Oban Distillery is one of the oldest in Scotland and here you can try a smoky whisky and enjoy a tour of the facilities.
In Oban there are a variety of hotels, B&Bs, and guesthouses to stay in, particularly along the seafront.
The best time to visit Oban in bonny Scotland is during the summer months. In particular, June has warm temperatures and the most hours of sunlight to help you make the most of your vacation.
This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Oban. The warmest months in Oban are July and June, when temperatures reach 76 ˚F. The coolest month is November, when temperatures drop to 25 ˚F. The wettest month in Oban is January with 13.94 inches of rain, while the driest month is September with 2.82 inches of rain.
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