See the sights of Oban from the top deck of an open top bus
Visit this beautiful area of Scotland and enjoy unlimited travel with City Sightseeing Oban and West Coast Motor’s local service your 24 hour ticket. Full commentary is provided on a bus tour which lasts two and a half hours. Learn all about the town and the surrounding areas and discover Oban with the flexibile, fun and informative style that City Sightseeing offers. The tour starts at Oban Railway Station and heads north to view the Falls of Lora under Connel Bridge. From Connel, the tour heads back into Oban en-route to Ellenabeich taking in the breathtaking views of Loch Feochan, the bridge over the atlantic and Easdale Island. A short break is provided for an opportunity for refreshments and a visit to a local art gallery before returning to Oban.
Discover the history of Oban on the City Sightseeing bus tour which operates twice daily, 7 days a week
Oban once existed as a small fishing and trading village until the early Victorian era. Then it became the main point of departure for the Western Isles and a regular stopping-off point for steam ships linking Inverness with Glasgow via the Caledonian and Crinan canals.McCaig's Tower (or McCaig's Folly) is one of Oban’s most significant landmarks. It is reminiscent of the Colosseum lookalike that stands above the town. The Tower was built by local banker, McCaig, in 1897. The aim was to provide work for local stonemasons and provide a lasting monument to his family. The original intention was to complete it with a large tower placed in the middle, but this, like the intended statues of McCaig's family, never materialised. Make the steep climb up from the town to the tower and be rewarded spectacular views, away from the hustle and bustle of the town.
Explore the town take in the views of its neighbouring islands
Visit The Oban War and Peace Museum which collects, maintains, conserves and exhibits local items of historical and cultural interest from both peacetime and the war years. A museum also operates within Oban Distillery, behind the main seafront. Whisky has been produced on the site since 1794; the distillation of whisky in Oban predates the town. Adventurous types might wish to visit Stramash and take part in gorge scrambling, canyoning, canoeing, kayaking, archery and coasteering in and around the Oban area. You will also find several boat trips which tour around the local isles of Mull, Iona and Staffa. Enjoy an evening of Live Entertainment at Corran Halls, Oban’s premier venue. Skipinnish Ceilidh House also offers a taste of traditional Scottish dancing, music, folk songs and a friendly atmosphere for the whole family. There are many restaurants and pubs to choose from so you will never be short of things to do. Let the City Sightseeing bus tour of Oban inform you of the town’s rich history and also highlight all the attractions Oban has to offer.