Colin Crosby Heritage Tours


Oban is an attractive coastal town in Argyll in Scotland, 26 miles from Lochgilphead.

The town is situated on a crescent shaped bay, with fine views past the Isle of Kerrera to the hills on the Isle of Mull.

Until the 19th century, Oban was essentially a fishing village, but with the arrival of the railway and the development of steamships it became the focal point of a communications network, including of course for tourism.

Dunollie Castle is a 12th century ruin, and stands on a promontory near the harbour.

McCaig`s Folly is probably the best known building, looming above the harbour on a hill. It was started as a job creation scheme in 1897, as a copy of the Colosseum in Rome, but never completed.

Oban Cathedral (Catholic), properly known as St. Columba`s Roman Catholic Cathedral of Argyll and the Isles, overlooks the sea. The architect was Giles Gilbert Scott.

Places in Oban

McCaig`s Tower, Oban Station, Sea Life Sanctuary

Places in Oban...