Oban is a town in the Scottish Highlands, which sits in one of the most picturesque settings imaginable. The houses and buildings are arranged untidily over the slopes of the hills and cliffs, which are sprinkled with trees and grass. Everything crowds eagerly around the harbour, which is located in a perfectly shaped horseshoe bay.
This port has long been the heart of the town. Oban was used extensively during World War II, for the gathering of merchant ship convoys and by the navy. This period in the town’s history is remembered at the War and Peace Museum, through a well-maintained collection of objects and photographs.
Today, the main commercial centre of Oban is based along the sea-front from the many hotels and guest houses of the Esplanade to the shops, restaurants and bars of the town centre