Oban and Lorn
Oban (literally 'small bay' in Gaelic) boasts the best harbour of the Highland seaboard and the town is an unrivalled centre for West Highland touring.
As you sweep down the hill approaching Oban, ringed as it is by low wooded hills, the vista opens up before you and it is easy to see why Oban continues to attract visitors like a magnet. The mountains, lochs and islands have captivated tourists for centuries and are as timelessly striking now as when the ancient castles of the area stood sentinel.
Explore Nether Lorn and the Pass of Brander, Loch Awe and Loch Fyne; go north to Glencoe and return by Strath Orchy; these and a multitude of variations. But when you stand by the seafront, it is the channelled isles that call you; the Firth of Lorn and the Sound of Mull, the Lynn of Lorn and Loch Linnhe, the open seaways to Mull and Lismore, Staffa and Iona, Coll, Tiree and even Barra and South Uist in the Outer Hebrides.
The exploratory adventure is yours if you choose and that is the great allure of Oban. Visitors return again and again, seeking and finding still more to do and see and marvel at.