Oban is famous for seafood and as the gateway to the Western Isles. Here you will find lots of opportunities for walking, sightseeing, touring and relaxing. From summer strolls along the beach to the harbour, to year-round visits to attractions that include museums, lochs, castles, distilleries, and lovely local shops - there is always something to see and do.
Although the town's population is only around 8,500 (one of the Highlands' largest), tourism welcomes up to 20,000 visitors during the peak season. This provides a stark contrast to the nearby Breadalbane and Argyll, offering a quieter option to Oban's busy streets.
CHOICE OF 2 HOTELS!
BAY GREAT WESTERN HOTEL
*Seafront *Lift *Entertainment *Car Park(fee) *Easily accessible by rail *Wi-Fi
Perfectly positioned on Oban's level seafront esplanade this historic hotel affords magnificent panoramic views across the Sound of Kerrera towards the Isle of Mull.
*3 Crown *Seafront *Entertainment *Lift *Easily accessible by rail *Wi-Fi
The Regent is a beautiful Art Deco styled hotel situated on the level Oban Esplanade, opposite the Pier, boasting spectacular views across the sea to the Isle of Mull. Although the hotel does not have its own car park - ample parking is available.
Things to do in Oban
Oban War & Peace Museum
Dunstaffnage Castle & Chapel
The Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary
Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds
Ganavan Sands Beach
Falls of Lora
Easdale Island Folk Museum
Ocean Explorer Centre
Saint Columba Cathedral
More places to enjoy nearby
Ferries to the Isle of Mull
St Conan's Kirk
Easdale & Seil Island
Fyne Ales Brewery
Cruachan Power Station Visitor Centre