Oban station doesn’t live up to its beautiful location, as the rather wonderful original station buildings were replaced by a more basic, but functional, terminal in the 1980s.
It is a practical station because it offers easy access to both the ferry terminal and the town centre.
Over to the left in front of the station, the roadway besides the harbour leads to the ferry terminal, which is less than a five minute walk away – as you walk towards the ferry terminal, the harbour will be on the right.
The town centre in Oban fronts on to its harbour, so the station’s location on the harbour side, provides easy access to all of the town’s amenities.
Though steep roads need to be ascended in order to access McCaig’s Tower and the fabulous views it provides over the town and coast.
On the other side of the harbour, the footpath up to the tower can be accessed off George Street, turn right when you reach the Norries seafood bar.
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