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    • Mobile Phone Carrier?

      Scotland Jan 27, 2017 at 9:26 PM

      We plan to purchase our first smart phones before visiting Scotland in June. Are their providers you would recommend and/or any we should avoid? We'll mostly be in Edinburgh and the Highlands.

      (The more I learn, the more excited I become in anticipation of this trip.)

      How sad that this site is closing! The Scotland page has been so welcoming and helpful! Many thanks to all who've responded to my questions.

    • Oban SYHA hostel

      by pammers Online Now Jan 6, 2017 at 11:41 AM

      Looking for comment or review on this place. In particular, the three or four bedded lodge.

      2 Answers Jan 6, 2017 at 2:11 PM
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      Want to hang out?

      by tracyrus11691 Online Now May 11, 2016 at 11:39 AM

      In Oban until tomorrow, would enjoy meeting and chatting. In downtown area.

    • May Day Sunday

      by Datk1986 Online Now Apr 27, 2015 at 1:41 PM

      im thinking of spending a night in Oban for mayday with my partner for a change of scenery. I live just outside fraserburgh where during May Day Sunday all the bars have bands and other entertainment and wondered what Oban has to offer during this day ?

      2 Answers Apr 28, 2015 at 4:23 AM
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      Distance from railroad station to Barriemore Guesthouse

      by Pvfantoni Online Now Feb 4, 2015 at 6:18 PM

      Walking from railroad station to Barriemore - distance? time?

      6 Answers Feb 6, 2015 at 12:03 AM
    • Ferry from oban to liverpool?

      by clauscat Online Now Jul 17, 2014 at 4:25 PM

      I can't find this route on any of the ferry websites. Is there a ferry from oban to liverpool? Thanks.

      4 Answers Jul 18, 2014 at 3:25 AM
    • OBAN Railroad Station

      by PrincessDiPCLA Online Now Jun 30, 2014 at 5:31 PM

      How far is the Oban Railroad Station from the port where the Crystal Symphony be anchored? How much will a taxi cost? Or is there a bus?
      There is a 2-1/2-Hour bus tour but I need to get to the Railroad Station. Thanks for your help.

      3 Answers Jul 1, 2014 at 12:04 AM
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      Where are other tourists or Scottish in Oban?

      by melkarwor Online Now Dec 2, 2013 at 7:59 AM

      Hey, I am travelling through Scotland at the moment to find the best place to live... At the moment I am in Oban. Who would like to go into a pub, a restaurant, cinema or ding some trips with me?
      Hope to hear from you soon!


      2 Answers Dec 2, 2013 at 1:32 PM
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      Travel seasons

      by MacDougallGirl22 Online Now Nov 4, 2013 at 5:26 PM

      When are the peak and off-peak seasons for travelling to Oban???

      3 Answers Nov 4, 2013 at 11:33 PM
    • Street parking

      by cathy9510usa Online Now Jul 11, 2013 at 11:59 PM


      I'll be staying at a guesthouse in the vicinity of Albert Road, and the proprietors say there's street parking or a local pay and display car park. How likely is it that I'll be able to find street parking in August? Does anyone have any tips for a safe place to park without paying? Thanks very much.


      4 Answers Jul 13, 2013 at 11:10 AM
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      Inverness to Oban on a Sunday

      by travelfrosch Online Now May 25, 2013 at 10:34 AM

      Hello all, it appears I made a bit of a tactical error planning our upcoming trip to Scotland - taking public transit on a Sunday. We were planning to take the bus from Inverness to Fort William, then change to a bus to Oban... but the bus Fort William to Oban doesn't run on Sundays. Oops...

      Looking at various resources, it seems we have 3 choices. The first, suggested by Citylink's website, is to take the bus to Tyndrum and change there for the bus to Oban. The second, suggested by the Travel Scotland app, suggests the train to Crianlarich, changing there for the train to Oban (this would involve about a 2-hour layover in Fort William right around lunchtime - not the worst option in the world). The third, also suggested by Travel Scotland, would be to take the bus from Inverness to Spean Bridge, then changing for the train to Crianlarich (and on to Oban).

      Any thoughts or suggestions? Thanks!

      6 Answers Jul 1, 2013 at 4:09 PM
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      Oban Ferry Terminal - long wait, what to do?

      by ocicat Online Now Aug 26, 2011 at 6:08 PM

      Does the ferry terminal have a place to store bags?
      Is there anything to do within a very short walk from the terminal area - food, shops?

      I've checked the Oban travel guide and there's nothing on this.

      5 Answers Sep 2, 2011 at 2:48 AM
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      Overnight in a motorhome

      by darrmont Online Now Jul 20, 2010 at 7:53 AM

      We plan to spend a few days around Oban and take the ferry to the isles but are not able to book ahead, are there any spots around Oban where we can park a motorhome for the night without treding on anyone's toes. Two adults in completely self suficient vehicle. we are happy to have our evening meal in a restaurant or hotel in exchange for staying in the car park.

      1 Answer Jul 20, 2010 at 2:12 PM
    • Room 9 restaurant Oban.

      by andrew2347 Online Now Nov 16, 2009 at 9:00 AM

      We had booked Seafood Temple for sat 5th dec only to be informed by phone yesterday that it was closed on that date.No reason given. It was disapointing because it was our main reason for visiting Oban after a superb meal some months back.I have heard of a small restaurant called room 9 also in Oban , has any member any info re quality etc.. much obliged.

      1 Answer Nov 16, 2009 at 9:09 AM
    • Car parking in oban

      by andrew2347 Online Now Oct 2, 2009 at 7:09 AM

      Unfortunately our hotel, The Caledonian, seems not to have car parking spaces. Can any member advise how far away or where free public car parking is available or alternately any othe parking in close proximty to the hotel location, thank you..

      6 Answers Oct 2, 2009 at 9:53 AM
    • Oban buses to Isle of Skye

      by penerod Online Now Apr 3, 2008 at 4:12 AM

      Hi, just planning an itinerary around Scotland in June, I'm up to Oban and was wanting to go to the Outer Hebrides but the ferry sailings aren't frequent enough. So I am now thinking of going from Oban by bus (or train) to the Isle of Skye, but all I can find on the net is a bus to Fort William at 08:40, is this the only bus?
      Also from Fort William, is it best to go to Isle of Skye via Kyle of Lochalsh or Mallaig? Im thinking Mallaig at the moment.
      Any help would be much appreciated! :-)

    • Fish Restaurant in Oban

      by rominadebattista Online Now Jun 18, 2007 at 2:33 AM

      Dear all,

      which good fish restaurant would you recommend in Oban?


      2 Answers Oct 5, 2009 at 9:46 AM
    • Accomodation In Altanova Guesthouse

      by stefanfarr8 Online Now May 31, 2007 at 7:07 AM

      Dear all,

      has anyone stayed in the Altanova Guesthouse in Oban? Someone recommended it to me and from the website it looks quite pretty. Is it far away from the main centre? What about the surrounding area? From what I saw in the website the owners look very familiar and I think it's the typical place that suits us.

      Kind Regards

      1 Answer May 31, 2007 at 10:58 AM
    • Accomodation In Oban

      by stefanfarr8 Online Now May 30, 2007 at 12:33 AM

      Dear All,

      we will be visting Oban just for one day and we plan to sleep over. We are looking for an accomodation which is in the city center and which is not so expensive (say 60 GBP for a double room).

      Can you recommend anything in particular? What do you think of the Kelvin Hotel and The Balmoral Inn? Are these central? Has anyone stayed in them?

      Stefan Malta

      1 Answer May 30, 2007 at 11:36 AM
    • group dining on a budget

      by rcburli Online Now Feb 13, 2007 at 11:34 AM

      I'll be in Oban in July with a group of 15 (teenagers and adults).
      We have25 US dollars/per person for lunch and dinner.
      Any suggestions would be appreciated, and just because the group includes teenagers we would like seafood options, etc.

      2 Answers Aug 7, 2007 at 8:35 AM
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      Haunted Flat on High Street?

      by Arbuckle Online Now Oct 17, 2005 at 3:54 AM

      I just spent a week in a flat on High Street, Oban, and there was some serious supernatural activity going on on the final evening: repeated knocking on the inside of a locked cupboard, cold air currents swirling around in the hallway outside the cupboard door and a general feeling of unease. Plus on the previous night, something banged hard against my bedroom door (located right next to the locked cupboard), like it was trying to get into the room.

      Does anyone know if there's a history of haunting in a property on High Street? Or where to try to find out?

      1 Answer Nov 8, 2005 at 4:32 AM
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      Lodges or cottages

      by carlrea Online Now Aug 30, 2005 at 5:13 PM

      Coming back to Oban for my birthday (October) and we want to rent a couple of lodges or cottages. can anyone recommend somewhere as there seems to be zillions advertised, i want 2-3 lodges in close proximity as there are a few of us with great views if possible.

      Ok thanks guys!


    • Oban sealife sanctuary

      by Palle2005 Online Now Jun 23, 2005 at 2:08 PM

      Is it worth a detour to visit the Oban sealife sanctuary? How many aquaria does the place have? Can the children participate actively in the displays or is it only passive watching? How long time is recommended to tour the place?


      1 Answer Jun 24, 2005 at 6:43 AM
    • Hairdressers/beauticians in Oban area

      by Spreeuw Online Now Dec 10, 2004 at 1:58 PM

      Hello, This may be a rather strange question, but I'll ask it anyway. I'm getting married at the Ardanaiseig Hotel on Loch Awe (about 45 minutes from Oban) and am looking for a hairdresser and beautician in the area, and preferably one that could come out to the hotel on the morning of 26 February 2005 to do my hair and makeup. I won't have an awful lot of time in the morning to go to Oban and back myself. I hope someone can help me out. Looking forward to my trip to Scotland :-) Spreeuw

      4 Answers Jan 16, 2005 at 10:42 AM
    • When is the Bagpipers Gold Medal contest?

      by Celticfawn Online Now Nov 22, 2003 at 1:41 PM

      Does anyone know when it will be held in 2004?

    • places of interest

      by ny231g Online Now Sep 7, 2003 at 11:48 AM

      is there anything worth seeing in oban?

      17 Answers Nov 23, 2003 at 1:36 PM