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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/

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.

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Summer is Coming!

The long days of summer are coming, and it's time to plan a holiday to the best wee town on the West Coast! Whether your idea of the perfect summer getaway is getting out on the water, dancing the night away at a music festival or eating and drinking your way through Scotland's Seafood, Chocolate, Ice Cream and West Coast Whisky Trails, head to Oban for a vacation to remember!

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Weekly and Monthly Car Park Permits Now Available

Planning on bringing a vehicle on your visit to Oban? Argyll & Bute Council offers long term car park permits on a weekly or monthly basis. You can choose from more than a dozen council car parks around Oban and Mull. Starting at £30 per week and £60 per month for off street parking, permits can be purchased online here.