Oban is so much more than a port - it's a thriving town which is well worth exploring. Amble the seaside streets, try samples in the chocolate shop and distillery, visit the ivy-clad castle and the town's fascinating museum, fill up on a lunch of smashing seafood and walk up to McCaig's Tower for great views across Oban and the Inner Hebrides.

Explore the delights of the surrounding countryside and Argyll's coast, such as wildlife attractions, nature reserves, walking, golf and adventurous watersports.

Or head sea-bound on a boat tour to spot puffins, seals and seabirds, take a relaxing sailing cruise, or set off on a kayaking adventure. With many ferries setting off from Oban, the town makes an excellent base for fantastic island-hopping holidays too.