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Oban & Whisky
Oban was built around a distillery - the only distillery to be so completely at the centre of a town. A reasonable rage of malt whiskies is available in many of the restaurants in town. The Whisky Shop has a branch in Oban, which has recently (June 2013) moved to a smaller site in the main shopping street - George Street. Also along George Street Hector Russell and The Kitchen Garden sell whisky.
Oban is justifiably known as the Gateway to the Isles, as you can get ferries to Kerrera, Lismore, Mull, Colonsay, Coll, Tiree, Barra and South Uist from Oban. Additionally there is a weekly service to Islay and Kennacraig.
Arriving & Departing
Oban has around 100 hotels, Guest Houses and B&Bs etc
A selection is shown below
Gramarvin Guest House 5 Strathhaven Terrace 01631 564622 @
Hamilton House Dunollie Road 01631 562384
Invercloy GH Ardconnel Terrace 01631 562058
Accommodation Only - no breakfast
Newhaven GH Dunollie Road 01631 564916
Strathfillan House Dunollie Road Part of Newhaven/Hamilton House group.
Strathnaver GH Dunollie Road 01631 563305 @
Sutherland House Corran Esplanade 01631 562539 @
Seems to be unsure whether it should call itself a Guest House or a Hotel - good position, good value for money. Stayed there in June 2003.
Ulva Villa Soroba Road 01631 563042
I have also stayed at Torlundy House which is part of a group along Dunollie Road (also Alderlea and Glendale)
Nevis Cycles 87 George Street, Oban 01631 566033
The Oban shop is a franchise of the Fort William based shop, and is not mentioned on the latter's website.
David Graham 13-15 Combie Street, Oban 01631 562069
Post Office: in Tesco on Lochside Street; and Corran Esplanade
Check PO Branch finder (search for postcode PA34) to check opening times.
Banking - many branches with plenty of ATMs.
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