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What to see and do Oban Scotland.

Oban Bay, Scotland.

It’s amazing to think that in my 40 years on this planet I’d never once been on a trip with my sister. You know, just her and I, free from the responsibilities of everyday life. It was her idea that we put this sorry situation to rights for my 41st birthday in July 2019. Keen to uncover a new corner of Scotland for the Leighton Travels archives, we eventually settled on a couple of days in the gorgeous town of Oban.

Visit McCaig's Tower Oban Scotland.

McCaig’s Tower, Oban.

I certainly have no regrets about our choice of destination! Oban is an incredible place with an abundance of natural beauty and wondrous architecture. During our stay, we took a cruise out across the bay to see newborn baby seals. We visited a Neo-gothic cathedral, a historical townhouse and the dramatic ruins of a hilltop tower. Moreover, we ate world class seafood, met a member of the MacDougall clan and enjoyed a Fawlty Towers-esque hotel experience that neither of us are likely to forget in a hurry!

What to see and do Oban Scotland.

Oban, Scotland.

For all this and much more on my adventures in this gorgeous Scottish town, why not dive into my travel articles on:

Argyll Sea Tours Seal Cruise

Dunollie Museum & Castle Grounds

Ee-usk Seafood Restaurant

McCaig’s Tower

St Columba’s Cathedral

The Lancaster Hotel

& my handpicked spots from around Oban.

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