Oban and North Lorn

Oban and North Lorn

Oban is the unofficial capital of the Western Highlands, and the gateway to the Isles. The town is hugely popular with visitors, set around a fabulous natural harbour, sheltered from the westerlies by the Isle of Kerrera. The familiar white-and-red liveried Calmac ferries constantly plying to and fro from islands far and wide gives the town a special atmosphere.

Just a short distance from the hustle and bustle is the quiet, beautiful countryside. The coastline around is dotted with castles and pebbly beaches and repays exploration on foot. A little further north is the district of Lorn, where the high mountains of the Highlands come right down to the seaboard. Offshore is Lismore, a fertile island known as the Big Garden.


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