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Oban

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Oban
An t-Òban
Location Map ( geo)
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Looking across the Bay
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County
Argyll
Highway Authority
Argyll and Bute
Forward Destination on
A85
Next Primary Destinations
Crianlarich • Fort William
Other Nearby Primary Destinations
Campbeltown
Places related to the A85
Dundee • Crianlarich • Perth • Tyndrum • Connel • Crieff

The West Highland port of Oban started life as a tiny fishing village, but had already started to grown long before the railway arrived in the 1890s. From then, Oban grew into what is now the main Ferry Port for the Hebridean Islands, and as such is an important Primary Destination. The town has many shops and services normally only found in larger towns, due to the ferries bringing islanders in with just an hour or two to spare before their return sailing, it also serves a large, if sparsely populated hinterland.

Oban lies at the end of the A85 road, which has picked up the primary A828 at Connel Bridge just a few miles north of the town. The A816 continues south to Lochgilphead and Campbeltown, although it is no longer primary. None of these routes reach the ferry pier, which is accessed via unclassified streets. There are few other classified roads in the area, the B845 runs a few miles northwest of the town, and the B844 is several miles to the south.


Route To Notes

A85

Crianlarich

A828

Fort William leaves A85 at Connel Bridge

A816

Lochgilphead, Campbeltown

Ferry

Craignure on Mull and the A849

Ferry

Castlebay on Barra and the A888 Occasionally sails via Uist or Tiree

Ferry

Lochboisdale on South Uist and the A865 Normally sails to Mallaig, but a few sailings to Oban.

Ferry

The Isles of Coll and Tiree Continues to Barra once a week in Summer

Ferry

The Isle of Colonsay Some services operate in conjunction with Islay Ferries

Ferry

Lismore and the B8045

Ferry

Kerrera Primarily a passenger service from Gallanach, south of the town




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