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Find an inspiring stay this Book Week

Get inspired this Book Week with a stay in a real thatched cottage on the shores of a beautiful loch.
You’ve read the book now visit the place that inspired the author. Scotland’s characterful cities, towns and villages, moody landscapes, intriguing history and colourful heritage … https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/find-inspiring-stay-book-week/

Spend the holidays on Loch Awe

Relax and celebrate the season in style at Ben Cruachan Inn with festive nights and Christmas specials.
Are you dreaming of a loch side Christmas? Escape to Ben Cruachan Inn this holiday season and see why they have been nominated for Best New Business in the Highlands and Islands F… https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/spend-holidays-loch-awe/

Go green on your Oban holiday

Go green when you visit Oban & Lorn with one our fantastic Green Tourism certified businesses.
Going green on your travels has never been easier. From free water bottle refill stations and sensory gardens to a walkable town centre and available public transport, there are ma… https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/go-green-your-oban-holiday/

New information screens at Oban Station

Passengers in Oban are now benefitting from improved customer information following the installations of new screens at the station.
Passengers in Oban are now benefitting from improved customer information following the installations of new screens at the station. The new digital customer information screens… https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/new-information-screens-oban-station/

Tee Off in Oban

The historic home of golf, Scotland remains a place of pilgrimage for enthusiasts from around the world, so bring your clubs or rent them while visiting Oban & Lorn for a brilliant Scottish golfing experience!
With the recent spotlight on Oban's own Robert MacIntyre, who finished second in the European tour in Denmark, it's a great time to highlight the fantastic golfing opportunities i… https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/tee-oban/

Experience Heritage, Culture & Art as you Wander Argyll

Argyll and the Isles are renowned for spectacular scenery and coastline.Now a new campaign is being launched to showcase its diverse array of culture, heritage and arts attractions along one of the many long-distance routes in the region.
Those living in Argyll know how rich the area is in history and heritage, arts and crafts, but it’s still a secret to many visitors. Wander Argyll shows our visitors just wh… https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/experience-heritage-culture-art-you-wander-argyll/

Hebridean Air Services starts weekly summer flights

Hebridean Air Services Ltd commences their 30 minute scenic flights from Oban Airport every Wednesday and Thursday morning, starting 26 June to 26 September.
Hebridean Air Services Ltd commences their 30 minute scenic flights from Oban Airport every Wednesday and Thursday morning, starting 26 June to 26 September. Bookings are for up t… https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/hebridean-air-services-starts-weekly-summer-flights/

Experience Scotland in Royal Fashion

Every summer, The Royal Yacht Britannia’s Royal Racing Yacht Bloodhound sets off from Edinburgh and sails via the Caledonian Canal to Oban – the gateway to the finest coastal scenery in Scotland.
Every summer, The Royal Yacht Britannia’s Royal Racing Yacht Bloodhound sets off from Edinburgh and sails via the Caledonian Canal to Oban – the gateway to the finest coastal scen… https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/experience-scotland-royal-fashion/

Weekly and Monthly Car Park Permits Now Available

Argyll & Bute Council is offering long term car park permits on a weekly or monthly basis.
Planning on bringing a vehicle on your visit to Oban? Argyll & Bute Council is offering long term car park permits on a weekly or monthly basis. You can choose from more than a do… https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/weekly-and-monthly-car-park-permits-now-available/

Follow in the footsteps of kings to Kings Knoll Hotel

At Kings Knoll Hotel, old world charm meets contemporary style, and while this historic converted manse has served Oban’s visitors for 60 years, it has been transformed into a modern and comfortable accommodation that oozes both character and convenience.…
When you arrive in Oban by car or bus via the “Bealach an Righ”, or the Kings Road, the first thing you might notice, other than the spectacular view over the bay, is Oban’s iconi… https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/follow-footsteps-kings-kings-knoll-hotel/

The View is the place to be with fun for the whole 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.
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/

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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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Oban Winter Festival Kicks off 15 November

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Parades, markets, glittering lights, ceilidhs and, of course, Santa Claus...get into the spirit of the festive season at this 10 day celebration held at venues throughout Oban.

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It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

Wintertime in Oban means glittering festivals, frosty hikes and the Northern Lights, and at the end of the day, it's time to corrie up in front of a roaring fire with a dram of fine single malt whisky. It may be a quieter time of year, but Oban does not close up for the season and there is plenty to see and do, from Bonfire Night fireworks to the Oban Winter Festival to Hogmanay

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