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A Quick Guide to Oban, Scotland | View from McCaig's Tower

Recently Scotland has been blessed with gorgeous sunshine and at times even summer like temperatures – at least if you’re Scottish and anything above the 19 Celsius line is ‘summer’ and calls for shorts and t-shirts. One of these summery weekends in May, my partner and I set out to the west coast of Scotland – our home for the weekend: Oban.

Oban is a small town and a little out of the way for most Scotland-travellers, as it is not located along the popular route between Glasgow, Fort William and Loch Ness. And yet it is one of Scotland’s most famous towns, not only the Seafood Capital of Scotlan‘ but also the Gateway to the Isles with ferries leaving for the Inner and Southern Hebrides like Mull, Islay or Jura.

Sadly, we could only stay for one night before duty called again in Glasgow, so we rented a car and left for our adventure early on a Saturday morning. Read on for my quick guide to Oban and a one-minute travel guide vlog with seven things to do in Oban.
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