Visitors to Oban

If you are visiting Oban you are always very welcome to come to a meeting of the club - click on 'MEETINGS & VENUE' to find out when and where - click on 'NEXT WEEK'S MEETING' to find out what is happening.


Good places to take photos around Oban

Suggested locations for good photo opportunities. Here are a few for you.

Grid Refs given for some is best viewpoint rather than location itself.

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McCaigs Tower above Oban Bay – can drive up from town and car park available  . Also good for early /late shots

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Corran Esplanade, Oban – Black Guillimots that arrive every year and nest in drain holes in sea wall. Very photogenic wee birds.

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Ganavan Road, Oban – otters on shore below road – be patient !!!

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Corran Esplanade, Oban – if calm night with water flat calm you get good reflections of lights.


Pulpit Hill Oban – high point to south of Oban Bay – wide view of the bay with Calmac boats. Good for night shots too

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Castle Stalker Appin – north of Oban – most photographed castle in Scotland – any time in day  - good cafe on hill nearby!!            


Atllantic  Bridge south of Oban – quite unique


Connel Bridge east of Oban  - large iron brdge and if you check the tides when Loch Etive is on the ebb – great shots of kayakers in rapids below . Gluepot restaurant nearby good for eats.

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Loch Awe – Kilchurn Castle  - very photogenic – grid reflections is opposite side of loch for best view.


Glencoe, north Argyll – look for the lochan – in right conditions very scenic.  Great eating place in Glencoe – the craft shop!!!

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