Gaelic: An t-Òban
Oban Harbour and town
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Despite its small size, it is the largest town between Helensburgh and Fort William and during the tourist season the town can be crowded by up to 25,000 people. Oban occupies a beautiful setting in the Firth of Lorn. Oban Bay is a near perfect horseshoe bay, protected by the island of Kerrera, and beyond Kerrera is Mull. To the north is the long low island of Lismore, and the mountains of Morvern and Ardgour.
Some 9.4% of Oban's population speak Gaelic.
Attractions in Oban include the Waterfront Centre, the Oban Distillery, Dunollie Castle, Dunstaffnage Castle and McCaig's Tower, which dominates the town's skyline. Oban is an excellent base from which to explore the sights of Kilmartin Glen.
The Oban Tourist Information Centre, operated under VisitScotland, is located in the centre of the town in Argyll Square. It is housed in an old Church of Scotland building.
- Church of Scotland:
- Kilmore & Oban Parish Church 
- Glencruitten Road
- The White Church (opened in 1957) at Corran Esplanade
- Associated Presbyterian Church in Campbell Street 
- Scottish Episcopal Church: Cathedral Church of St John the Divine in George Street  (Diocese of Argyll and the Isles)
- Roman Catholic: St Columba's Cathedral at the north end of the Esplanade (designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, built 1932 – 1959).
- Free Church of Scotland: in Rockfield Road
- Baptist Church in Albany Street,
- Salvation Army in Stevenson Street
- Congregational Church in Tweedale Street (built in 1880) 
Oban is well connected to the road network and from the harbour ferries sail to the islands. Oban is Caledonian MacBrayne's busiest terminal.
Oban is known as the Gateway to the Isles, with ferries sailing to the islands of
In 2005 a new ferry terminal was opened and in 2007 a second link span opened to allow two vessels to load or unload at the same time.
- Oban Webcam
- Oban Times (local newspaper)
- Oban Ferry Terminal
- Video of Oban from McCaig's Tower
- QTVR Panorama of Oban Harbour
- Gàidhlig (Scottish Gaelic) Local Studies: An t-Oban & Latharna a Deas (Oban & South Lorn, vol 18, issue 2