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Great views, great food and great times at Ben Cruachan Inn

Along the banks of bonnie Loch Awe, in the heart of the eponymous village, Business and Operations Manager Cameron Hill and the team are waiting to give you a warm Highland welcome to Ben Cruachan Inn.
Along the banks of bonnie Loch Awe, in the heart of the eponymous village, Business and Operations Manager Cameron Hill and the team are waiting to give you a warm Highland welcom… https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/great-views-great-food-and-great-times-ben-cruachan-inn/

Gaelic heritage enthusiasts invited to attend drop-in sessions at Dunstaffnage Castle

Volunteers sought to help shape castle tours
Drop-in taster sessions are being held at Dunstaffnage Castle from 11am – 2pm on Sunday 18 November for anyone interested in joining Historic Environment Scotland’s (HES) Gaelic v… https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/gaelic-heritage-enthusiasts-invited-attend-drop-sessions-dunstaffnage-castle/

Visitors to Oban will be able to tap into free water refill points

Oban will join 30 Scottish towns and cities over the next two years to encourage people to top up refillable bottles with our world-class drinking water.
Oban will join 30 Scottish towns and cities to encourage people to top up refillable bottles with our delicious, world-class drinking water. Scottish Water, which is leading th… https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/visitors-oban-will-be-able-tap-free-water-refill-points/

Millennial Focus for Oban and Lorn

The Seafood Capital of Scotland is reeling in adventure seekers and music lovers as part of a new campaign supported by VisitScotland.
The Oban and Lorn Tourism Alliance has been awarded £12,500 by the VisitScotland Growth Fund to help drive a new digital media movement - #VisitOban - aimed at millennials. The gr… https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/millennial-focus-oban-and-lorn/

Experience the Real Scotland with Imagine Alba Day Tours

Oban’s enviable location makes it the perfect base for exploring the West Highlands & Islands, and with Imagine Alba Day Tours, you can relax and ride door-to-door in luxurious comfort to must-see destinations such as Kilmartin Glen, Inverarary Castle, Io…
Oban’s enviable location makes it the perfect base for exploring the West Highlands & Islands, and with Imagine Alba Day Tours, you can relax and ride door-to-door in luxurious com… https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/experience-real-scotland-imagine-alba-day-tours/

Meet your Oban Walking Tour Guide!

In our latest blog series, we meet our intrepid Oban Walking Tour guides, who are certified and insured with the Scottish Tourist Guides Association.
The Oban Walking Tour is in its inaugural season for 2018 as a team of 12 fantastic guides hits the streets to showcase the best of “The Wee Bay”. A diverse group, the team is mad… https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/meet-your-oban-walking-tour-guide1/

Meet Your Oban Walking Tour Guide!

The Oban Walking Tour is in its inaugural season for 2018 as a team of 12 fantastic guides hits the streets to showcase the best of “The Wee Bay”. A diverse group, the team is made up of friendly people from all around the world, of all ages and from diff…
After undergoing an intensive training programme and exam, 12 plucky guides now hold Yellow Badges from the Scottish Tourist Guide Association, which means they are certified and … https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/meet-your-oban-walking-tour-guide/

Brander Lodge Hotel Garners Prestige Award

The Brander Lodge has been voted at a Top 100 Scottish Hotel, and the brilliant front of house team has captured Scotland’s Prestige Award
When you visit Oban and Lorn, you are assured of a warm welcome anywhere you go- after all, you’ll find our famous Highland hospitality wherever you choose to lay your head! Howev… https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/brander-lodge-hotel-garners-prestige-award/

Fly Like an Eagle-Exploring Oban and Lorn from the Air with Fly Scenic Scotland

If you really want to take in the full glory of Oban’s stunning land and seascapes, 3,000 feet up in a Cessna 172 is a great way to do it.
There are many ways to explore Oban and Lorn and each of them have their own appeal. By foot, you can get up close and personal to the town’s many highlights, and by boat, you can… https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/fly-eagle-exploring-oban-and-lorn-air-fly-scenic-scotland/

Book Your Oban Walking Tour!

STGA certified guides are now offering walking tours of beautiful and historic Oban.
Guided walking tours of the historic Seafood Capital of Scotland are now available! Oban has two cathedrals, numerous churches, pubs and restaurants, a malt whisky distillery, … https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/book-your-oban-walking-tour/

Oban to Offer the Services of Yellow Badge Certified Tourist Guides

Oban’s first group of certified tour guides have completed training for a Yellow Badge from Scottish Tourist Guides Association and are looking forward to serving as ambassadors for the town.
https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/oban-offer-services-yellow-badge-certified-tourist-guides/

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Welcome to Oban - the Seafood Capital of Scotland!

If you are planning a visit to Oban and Lorn on Scotland's west coast, this is the site for you. The Oban & Lorn Tourism Alliance Ltd has put together information on the scenery, landscapes and seascapes and the numerous activities that can be enjoyed in the ancient district of Lorn in the historic country of Argyll.

There are also accommodation lists for hotels, guesthouses, B&Bs and self catering properties in and around Oban as well as a wealth of information on places to eat, attractions and local shops and services. These directories can also be found within the Oban and Lorn sections of the regional tourism website Explore Argyll should you require information on the whole area.

We love Oban and we hope you will too!

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Ho Ho Holidays are Coming with the Oban Winter Festival! 

Now in its 8th year, the award winning Oban Winter Festival has grown to accommodate an extensive programme of events aimed at people of all ages. It is a ten day celebration of Oban's unique culture and community with street parades, reindeer, international and local performing acts, fire art, pipers, lantern parades and family fun.

Held 16 to 25 November, the town will get frosty with loads of activities, films and light shows to celebrate the fluffy white season that carries the year to a close. There's even a chance Santa might stop by, when he gets a break from all that present preparation!

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The theme for this year’s festival in the Year of Young People is "Shape the Future", and once again the extended programme will include St Andrew’s Day events. In celebration of this important national date, a Scottish Food & Craft Market, Haggis Festival, Whisky Festival, clootie dumpling competition,  ceilidh, and a Tartan Dash will also form part of the festivities.

Festival action takes place mainly in the centre of town and getting from place to place is very easy. Discover the great shopping, bars and restaurants that make this town tick, take a tour of the local distillery and sample local malts, or enjoy a relaxing coffee in one of our many cafes while soaking up the beautiful view of the bay.

We look forward to welcoming you for the Oban Winter Festival! For more information visit http://obanwinterfestival.com