Oban is a town in on the northwest coast of Scotland. It's a transport hub and most visitors are passing through on the way to the Hebrides, only staying overnight if ferry / train schedules make that necessary; conversely, Hebrideans come here for shopping and other necessities.
Photo: josi, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Notable Places in the Area

Tourist attraction
is a small ruined castle located on a hill north of the town of Oban, on the west coast of Scotland in Argyll. Photo: Philippe Giabbanelli, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Tourist attraction
, also known as McCaig's Folly, is a prominent tower on Battery Hill overlooking the town of Oban in , . Photo: Otter, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The Oban Hills Hydropathic Sanatorium was a proposed Hydropathic Hotel in Oban, .

The Cathedral Church of St Columba in Oban is the seat of the Roman Catholic Bishop of Argyll and the Isles and mother church of the Diocese of Argyll and the Isles.

Localities in the Area

, formerly known as Dunstaffnage, is a village about 2 1⁄2 miles outside of Oban, Scotland. is situated 2½ miles northeast of Oban.


56.4157° or 56° 24' 56.5" north
-5.4735° or 5° 28' 24.5" west
IATA airport code
United Nations Location Code
56 feet (17 metres)
Open­Street­Map ID
node 26238533
Geo­Names ID
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Also Known As

  • Basque: Oban
  • Bengali: ওবান
  • Breton: An t-Òban
  • Bulgarian: Оубън
  • Catalan: Oban
  • Cebuano: Oban
  • Chinese: 奧本
  • Chinese: 奧班
  • Czech: Oban
  • Dutch: An t-Oban
  • Dutch: Oban
  • French: Oban
  • German: Oban
  • Gujarati: ઓબાન
  • Hebrew: אובן
  • Interlingue: Oban
  • Irish: An t-Òban
  • Irish: An t-Óban
  • Italian: Oban
  • Japanese: オーバン
  • Kannada: ಓಬನ್
  • Korean: 오번
  • Latin: Oban
  • Lithuanian: Obanas
  • Norwegian: Oban
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Oban
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Oban
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Oban i Skottland
  • Persian: اوبان
  • Polish: Oban
  • Portuguese: Oban
  • Russian: Обан
  • Scots: Oban
  • Scottish Gaelic: An t-Oban
  • Scottish Gaelic: An t-Òban
  • Scottish Gaelic: Oban
  • Scottish Gaelic: T-Oban
  • Serbo-Croatian: Oban, Škotska
  • Serbo-Croatian: Oban
  • South Azerbaijani: اوبان
  • Spanish: Oban
  • Swedish: Oban
  • Tamil: ஒபன்
  • Telugu: ఓబన్
  • Ukrainian: Обан
  • Urdu: اوبان
  • Welsh: Oban

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