With that one thought in our mind, we decided to settle upon Oban, which just so happens to be a resort town located in Argyll and Bute of Scotland.
The total resident population of Oban is at 8, 120.
Sure, it may be a bit small in size, but it is the largest town between Fort William and Helensburgh.
Don't let that population of the town fool you, because during tourist season, the population can reach up to 25, 000 people.
There is no denying that Oban has a beautiful setting and you will see just that when you first enter the town.
To the north of this town, you will find the island of Lismore as well as mountains of Ardgour and Morvern.
Oban is known for being "The gateway to the Isles.
" It also has a big Gaelic speaking population of around 1, 200.
However, most of the population in this town speaks English.
The street and road signs have been translated into Scottish for all of those Scottish speakers.
There are a number of different attractions in the area that we know you will enjoy.
Some of those attractions you will come across are Dunstaffnage Castle, Oban Distillery, McCaig's Tower, Dunollie Castle and the Cathedral of St.
The McCaig's castle can be found dominating the skyline of this town.
If you would like to explore the wonderful sights of Kilmartin Glen, then Oban would make a wonderful base.
The tourist information centre for this town is found in Argyll Square and is under operation by VisitScotland.
It can be found in an antique Church of Scotland building.
During the year 2004, this information centre was the busiest tourist office to be found in Scotland.
In fact, it was miles ahead of Glasgow and Edinburgh.