Oban sits on a nice bay with sweeping views, and a major launching off point for visits to the Inner Hebrides, especially to Mull. In summer it can get crowded, but you can head out of town for a couple of miles in any direction to enjoy the beautiful coastal scenery without the crowds. The town is attractively Victorian, with turrets and steep gables, and has enough places to stay and eat to make it a good place to stop for a night. In the heart of the town, Oban Distillery offers a tour and has been producing taste Oban single malt whisky since 1794. Atop the hill in town is McCaig’s Folly, a Victorian recreation of the Colosseum. It is a nice 20 minute walk from the harbor along the coast to Dunollie Castle, built in the 15th century. If you continue on this path you will reach Ganavan Sands beach. The area is also great for cyclists, including a 7 mile Fallanach circular tour and a 16 mile route to Seil Island.