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Known as the 'Gateway to the Isles', Oban boasts a great location as well as the aded attraction of some of Scotland's finest seafood. Oban rejoices in the title of 'Scotland's seafood capital', and a wander through the town centre will provide plenty of restaurants where visitors can enjoy the local produce. The variety and quality of the catches landed in the local harbour is quite superb, and a week in Oban holiday rentals will certainly not be enough time to enjoy all the bounty that the local waters offer. With some of the best restaurants situated on the water front, a great meal is nearly always accompanied by a great view.
Oban's location also makes it a magnet for sea kayakers, and visitors have plenty of opportunity to try out this thrilling activity in the town, whether they are experienced seafarers or not. Getting out in a kayak and exploring the waters around Kerrera, Luing and Seil Islands is a great way to spot wildlife, and seals, eagles, porpoises, otters and even the occasional whale,certainly make taking a trip in kayak memorable.
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Another animal related venue which children in particular will enjoy visiting is the Rare Breeds Farm Park. Accessible by bus from the town, the animals are very friendly, with many roaming free. For anyone staying in Oban cottages, this is a nice way to get the children out into the fantastic Scottish countryside around the town. One great way to get a fantastic perspective on the scenery of the coastline and nearby islands is to take a boat trip. Visitors can enjoy trips from Oban to Mull, Iona and Staffa, with some boats available to hire privately. Another way to enjoy the view is to visit McCaig's Tower. Erected by a wealthy banker in the late 19th century, it is situated some 30 minutes' walk from the town itself. Its hilltop views are not to be missed.
Visitors staying in Oban holiday rentals can also explore some more genuinely ancient castles and monuments. Dunollie Castle, now largely in ruins, is the ancient seat of the Clan MacDougall, and dates back at least 600 years. Less ancient is Oban distillery, but it is still a good place to go to explore some of Scotland's heritage and history. A stay in Oban holiday rentals also allows keen walkers to explore Argyll, one of Highland Scotland’s less mountainous, and therefore more accessible, areas. Oban provides a uniquely different and engaging seaside holiday for anyone who enjoys the good things in life. Some other naturally beautiful holiday locations you might enjoy are Austria Holiday Rentals and Finland Holiday Cottages.