If you’re wanting a quick weekend break or a relaxing holiday before Christmas, this seaside town might just be the ideal spot.

Oban is located on Argyll and Bute on Scotland’s west coast, and it is not hard to see why holidaymakers flock to the area every year.

The town is known famously for showcasing miles and miles of unspoilt dramatic beauty.

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Oban is one of Scotland’s gems, a fun town with plenty to see (Image: Getty Images)

From hilly countrysides to sandy shores, Oban is easy to get around on foot and you can even go on a boat trip to explore the sea life.

Your trip would not be complete without a visit to McCaig’s Tower; the most popular tourist landmark in Oban.

This impressive landmark was first built in 1897 by local banker John Stuart McCaig.

Once you reach the top of the tower, you’ll be rewarded for your efforts with some stunning panoramic views overlooking the bay, Lismore and Mull.

Don’t forget to treat yourself afterwards and try some of Oban’s world-famous seafood, whiskey, ice cream or chocolate.

As Oban is dubbed ‘the Seafood Capital of Scotland,’ the town features a wide selection of options from classic fish and chips to a Michelin-star meal, all with a stunning view.

The McCaig’s Tower offers great views of Oban and the bay (Image: Getty Images)

If you want a fancy and unforgettable dining experience, book a table at Etive.

This brightly coloured restaurant boasts two AA Rosettes and produces quality dishes sources from sea or land.

One guest on TripAdvisor said: “Having eaten in some of the UK’s top restaurants, this was up there as an absolute highlight and John’s ability to create a flowing, delicious and locally sourced menu is an absolute talent.”

A second 5* review said: “Had a birthday dinner here and was completely wowed by the tasting menu, tried lots of things I thought I didn’t like only to find when it’s sourced locally, incredibly fresh and cooked to perfection I actually love them.”

A third guest simply said: “Perfect in every way.”

Oban is one of Scotland’s gems, a fun town with plenty to see and a great base to explore some of the most scenic locations in Scotland.

Go alone or take a friend; the memories are waiting to be made.

How to get there

Car: The journey takes over nine hours from London, although you may be tempted to stop several times to admire the scenery.

Train: If you come by train, the journey takes you along the world-famous West Highland Line. ScotRail runs trains six times a day from Glasgow Queen Street Station to Oban. Get the London Euston train to Glasgow Central (4.5 hours) and then from Queen Street to Oban (3 hours).

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