Places in My Postcard


Street-view photograph of the Oban Distillery and Visitor Centre  

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Modern photo of Oban from Pulpit Hill

This postcard was created by the Valentine & Sons' Publishing Co. Ltd., and is part of the Scottish clans series. The postcard displays the resort town of Oban located in the Argyll and Bute council area of Scotland. The photograph is taken from Pulpit Hill, a viewpoint 239 feet above the south-side of Oban Bay (“Undiscovered Scotland,” n.d., para. 1). Pulpit Hill is a popular tourist attraction that provides a beautiful view of the town. Despite the town of Oban being commonly known as a ‘Gateway to the Islands’ which means it’s often a pitstop for tourists departing to other islands, there are many fascinating places to visit that the town has to offer. The most popular place to visit in town being Oban’s Distillery and Visitor Centre that was established in 1794 and it one of the oldest distilleries in Scotland. They provide information on the art of distilling and a look at the traditional craftsmanship of whiskey before guests taste their product. In addition to several places to visit inside the town, outside of it you could spend days exploring castles, gardens, villages, beaches, forests, and fun and usual attractions (“Oban - Holidays & Things to Do,” n.d., para. 2). There are so many options to explore, such as the gorgeous countryside scenery, other nearby islands plus much more. With the town of Oban’s rich history and importance, it can be considered a significant town of Scotland and a wonderful place to visit.  

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