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The View Oban kicks off the season with a packed calendar of events starting on Easter weekend with a Mamma Mia sing-along for the entire family.
The View Oban kicks off the season with a packed calendar of events starting on Easter weekend with a Mamma Mia sing-along for the entire family.  Newly remodelled, this stylis… https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/view-place-be-fun-whole-family/

The future of Oban tourism

What does tourism of the future look like? A student project looks to answer this question, and you can help!
What does tourism of the future look like? A student project looks to answer this question, and you can help! By Tori Hamilton  I am a final year student at the Glasgow Scho… https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/future-oban-tourism/

Get away from it all at the Laird’s Lodge

A visit to the Highlands transports you to a more peaceful world, where the pace of life is a little bit slower and each minute is meant to be savoured. For those who crave connection with nature or need a digital detox, the Laird’s Lodge at Highland Titl…
A visit to the Highlands transports you to a more peaceful world, where the pace of life is a little bit slower and each minute is meant to be savoured. For those who crave connec… https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/get-away-it-all-lairds-lodge/

Love is in the air at the Brander Lodge Wedding Fayre

Brander Lodge to host Wedding Fayre on the 14th April from 11-4pm
Are you dreaming of a proper Highland wedding? Let the award winning experts at the Brander Lodge Hotel in Taynuilt inspire your upcoming nuptials at their Wedding Fayre on the 14… https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/love-air-brander-lodge-wedding-fayre/

Scottish Water unveils Top up Tap to provide free water in Oban

The Oban High School Pipe Band, along with local councillors and tourism officials, helped Scottish Water celebrate the opening of Scotland’s newest Top Up Tap, which will provide free hydration for visitors and locals while on the go.
The Oban High School Pipe Band, along with local councillors and tourism officials, helped Scottish Water celebrate the opening of Scotland’s newest Top Up Tap, which will provide… https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/scottish-water-unveils-top-tap-provide-free-water-oban/

Silver Green Tourism Award for Ben Cruachan Inn

Ben Cruachan Inn has achieved a Silver Award from Green Tourism, the largest and most established sustainable certification programme in the world.
Ben Cruachan Inn has achieved a Silver Award from Green Tourism, the largest and most established sustainable certification programme in the world.   ‘From o… https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/silver-green-tourism-award-ben-cruachan-inn/

Like a Local: Three Days in Oban

Oban is well known as The Seafood Capital of Scotland and The Gateway to the Isles, but this isn’t your grandmother’s Oban. There is so much more to discover here, where more than 5,000 years of history meets vibrant modern Gaelic culture- all against the…
Oban is well known as The Seafood Capital of Scotland and The Gateway to the Isles, but this isn’t your grandmother’s Oban. There is so much more to discover here, where more than… https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/local-three-days-oban/

Oban singer to launch EP at Argyllshire Gathering Halls

Oban artist Lora Macleod will host launch for her first EP at the Argyllshire Gathering Halls on 29 March at 7pm - 10pm.
Oban artist Lora Macleod will host launch for her EP at the Argyllshire Gathering Halls on 29 March at 7pm - 10pm. The EP and launch is part of Lora’s Creative Honours Project … https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/oban-singer-launch-ep-argyllshire-gathering-halls/

Lorn Drama Festival comes to The Corran Halls

If you are lucky enough to visit Oban 27-29 March, don't miss the Lorn Drama Festival!
Showcasing eight one-act plays from all around Argyll, the Lorn Drama Festival is an Oban institution.  Featuring amateur drama and acting talent from across Argyll and Bute, i… https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/lorn-drama-festival-comes-corran-halls/

Love Oban Vouchers on sale now!

Love Oban Vouchers make fantastic gifts and are a great way to support local businesses, and from March 7 until March 16 you can buy them on sale for 10% off.
With more than 80 participating businesses, Love Oban Vouchers from Bid4Oban are a fantastic way to shop locally. And from March 7 to March 16, you can get them for 10%. That's 10… https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/love-oban-vouchers-sale-now/

See the best of Scotland with Argyll Bespoke Car Tours

The best way to explore Scotland while visiting Oban & Lorn is with a local guide on a private day tour, and one of Lorn’s most experienced private driver guides is Cameron Brownlee of Argyll Bespoke Car Tours.
The best way to explore Scotland while visiting Oban & Lorn is with a local guide on a private day tour. Not only is each tour completely customised to your interests and pace, bu… https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/see-best-scotland-argyll-bespoke-car-tours/

Fall in love with Oban this Valentine's Day

From a cosy winter bolthole to a seven course dinner and wine tasting, you and your sweetheart will find lots to love on a romantic getaway in Oban & Lorn!
With Valentine's Day falling on a Thursday this year, why not add some spark to your romance with a long weekend winter getaway to Oban & Lorn? Escape the hustle and bustle… https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/fall-love-oban-valentines-day/

Cruise into 2019 with St Hilda Sea Adventures

Since Stone Age humans made their way here in skin-covered boats called curraghs, the seas off Scotland’s West Coast have been highways rather than barriers. Even today, one of the best ways to experience Oban & Lorn is from the water, and a cruise with S…
Since Stone Age humans made their way here in skin-covered boats called curraghs, the seas off Scotland’s West Coast have been highways rather than barriers. Even today, one of th… https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/cruise-2019-st-hilda-sea-adventures/

Ring of Bright Water celebrates its 50th anniversary

The well-loved film, ‘Ring of Bright Water’ celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2019, so celebrate with a visit to the spectacular filming locations around Oban & Lorn
The well-loved film, ‘Ring of Bright Water’, celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2019, which coincides with the 50thanniversary of Gavin Maxwell’s death; the author of the book and… https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/ring-bright-water-celebrates-its-50th-anniversary/

Ring in the bells Oban style!

Hogmanay is Scotland’s biggest festive celebration, so welcome in 2019 Oban style!
From ceilidhs to champagne toasts to a cacophony of fireworks and fog horns, enjoy a New Year to remember as you ring in 2019 Oban style! With winter specials and festive ev… https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/ring-bells-oban-style/

Awe View Railway Cottage offers charming Highland accommodation

The thought of a dream getaway in the Highlands of Scotland might well conjure the image of a cosy stone cottage nestled at the foot of a majestic mountain overlooking a serene loch.
The thought of a dream getaway in the Highlands of Scotland might well conjure the image of a cosy stone cottage nestled at the foot of a majestic mountain overlooking a serene lo… https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/awe-view-railway-cottage-offers-charming-highland-accommodation/

Lovely Loch Awe is a gem in Lorn's crown

Loch Awe has much more to offer than its famous trout fishing, with enchanting wee villages, Highland hospitality and some of Argyll's most impressive architecture along its scenic banks.
As the longest freshwater loch in Scotland, Loch Awe was named one of the “10 beautiful Scottish lochs you must visit in your lifetime”.  Loch Awe has much more to offer than its … https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/lovely-loch-awe-gem-lorns-crown/

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/

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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.

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Hop to Oban for an eggscellent Easter break!

Spring is in the air as snowdrops bloom and daffodils promise the coming of longer, warmer days.  Easter is the perfect time for a family break in Oban & Lorn, with activities ranging from egg hunts to family fun days to local church services and events where everyone is welcome. Or enjoy the simple pleasures- a stroll along the beach and a fish supper al fresco at sunset. 

Check out our member specials for an Easter break to remember. 

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