Ulva Villa Guest House

Soroba Road, Oban, PA34 4JF, United Kingdom
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The lounge; Barriemore Hotel, ObanThe lounge; Barriemore Hotel, Oban

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Dunstaffnage ChapelDunstaffnage Chapel

Forum Posts

places of interest

by ny231g

is there anything worth seeing in
oban?

Re: places of interest

by daarth

Oban is a great little town. Try looking at some of the member pages of Oban here at VT.
best,
david
btw, Oban has a real good single malt :-)

Re: Re: places of interest

by daarth

Tobermory on Mull makes the best single Malt I've tasted so far!
:-)

Re: places of interest

by globetrott

Hi !

1)There is this "rondell" you see from far away - it was built by a rich Scotsman in order to give work to poor un-employed people.
You may walk up there and take a pic of the sea, with a ferry/cruise-ship coming in...

2)You may have a great fish and chips directely at the port (I once had it and may highly recommend it)

3)The very best of Oban in my opinion is the coastal street leading TO Oban from north or south

4)A good place to take a ferry to different islands (BUT quite high parking-fees all over the town)

Besides this, I do not remeber anything special than maybe the worst trafic-jam I ever had in Scotland.

Re: Re: places of interest

by ny231g

Hi David,
thanks for the responce.
Owen.

Re: Re: places of interest

by ny231g

H Maria,
thanks for the responce.
Owen

Re: Re: places of interest

by ny231g

Hi Micheal,
thanks for the responce.
Owen.

Re: places of interest

by bkoon

Oban is nice. There is a coloseum-like place there, with many good places nearby. The islands are fabulous. Check out A2002's travel page. She has a nice sunset picture she took in Oban. Hmm... I miss Scotland.......

Re: places of interest

by Celticfawn

Unless you are going to Mull I would skip it. Traffic is horrendous and gobs of tourists. Go on up to 'Fort 'william. Nice little town. Many B&B's on the road into town overlooking Loch Linne. Glen Coe is beautiful - and there are many places and things to see that are beautiful days drives from there. Drive up to the waterfall that was used in the movie Rob Roy not to far from the Commando memorial - great place to take a picnic.

Re: places of interest

by KennetRose

>>is there anything worth seeing in
oban?

Are there pebbles on the beach?

Re: Re: places of interest

by ny231g

Hi Bee,
thanks for the responce.
Owen.

Re: places of interest

by CdnJane

The train ride from Glasgow to Oban is worth the trip. The drive is good too, but I believe in less stress and sometimes driving is stressful!
Shopping is pretty good in Oban, and if you have the time to take the ferry to Tobermory or one of the other islands, that's great too.
Enjoy.

Re: Re: places of interest

by ny231g

Hi Kat,
thanks for the responce.
p.s. i do"nt drive,i will use my
o.a.p. concession bus pass,to travel there free.
Owen.
p.p.s.
my father was an irishman,
my mother was irish too,
though i was born in scotland,
i claim i"m irish too. :o}

Re: Re: places of interest

by ny231g

Hi Rosalind,
thanks for the responce.
Owen.

Re: places of interest

by Weybourneb

Plenty!!!
A boat trip to Kerrera and a day walking around the island is wonderful. Boats leave 3km south of the town.
Salmon and scallops cooked before your eyes on the harbour!
Across the bay and islands from McCaig's tower.
Ferry to Mull where you can book whale-watching trips.
Exhilerating boat trip from Easdale to Corryvrechan whirlpool.........
and more!!!

Re: Re: places of interest

by ny231g

Hi Weybourne,
thanks for the responce.
Owen.

Yes

by Webcraft

Have a look at

http://www.oban.ws/

for some ideas of things to do and see

Re: Yes

by ny231g

Hi Webcraft,
thanks for the reply.
Owen.

Travel Tips for Oban

Who guess what is this?

by shivan

It took me awhile to understand what that court actually was. To be honest I didn't argue the truth, but when I came back I saw people playing bowls there and what a surprise!
That is why I didn't understand. Here in Italy people play bowls a lot but on narrow dusty lanes, not on gardens like that. Is it because of the exaggerated rain or because we in italy have everything, but in a bit worse shape than abroad?
Yours the judgement.

Loch Etive

by stevezero

Loch Etive is one of the most unique sea lochs in the UK. It is approx. 20 miles from the head of the loch to Connel Bridge, where it joins the Firth of Lorn forming the spectacular Falls of Lora, the only two-way tidal falls in Europe. Due to the two sets of narrows, at Bonawe and Connel, the loch has an extraordinary tidal system, which gives a two hour difference between high water at Connel and Bonawe, a distance of only 5 miles. This also has an effect on the salt content in the water - the surface layer of the water at the head of the loch can be almost fresh. The loch is over 400ft deep in places.

About 8kms East of Oban, starts by Connel Bridge.

Loch Ness - Urquhart Castle

by keeweechic

Urquhart Castle ( Loch Ness) is 2 miles south of Drumnadrochit. The picturesque ruins of this castle lay on the shore of Loch Ness. The ruins are now owned by Historic Scotland and open to visitors most days all year round.

Ever Wondered were you were?

by scottishvisitor

The Kintyre Peninsula is a ragged piece of land with sea lochs cutting in & out & lovely inland lochs. Seeing this strip of water I thought was a river, but oh no!! The locals assured me it is indeed the Atlantic. So check your Atlases to see if you agree!

Benedictine Nunnery

by ghweeh

My first encounters of a ruin in Scotland. It was founded in 1203 by Reginald MacDonald of Islay, Lord of the Isles. It has been ruinous for nearly three hundred years and the peace enjoyed by the nuns could still be appreciated in the lovely gardens of the cloister. There was also a Nunnery Museum situated in St Ronan’s Chapel, just to the north of the ruined church. The Chapel has been re-routed to house many interesting carved stones that were formerly scattered about the surrounding area.

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