This Hebridean island gateway, situated on the shore and slopes of a beautiful bay and sheltered by islands, combines much of the dignity of the 19th century with the needs of the modern backpacker. Writers from 123helpme created a few articles that explain its history better.

Ferries and cruises are what really count here, with an emphasis on sea, road and combined excursions. The waterfront, with seals and ferries vying for the visitors' attention, is packed with pubs, cafes and souvenir shops and more. From Oban an assortment of islands - including popular Mull, the religious centre of Iona and the geological spectacle of Fingal's Cave on Staffa - are all just a ferry away.

As well as being the busiest ferry port on the west coast, Oban offers its own distillery, McCaig's Tower for spectacular views over the town, and Dunollie and Dunstaffnage Castles are only a short distance away.

Our Hostel, a stone's throw from the water front, offers every comfort including a real log fire, and is the perfect base for exploring the islands and castles in the surrounding area.

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Oban Backpackers
Breadalbane Street, Oban, PA34 5NZ, Scotland
Tel: +44 (0) 1631 562107

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