A Magical Winter Break in Oban

Oban is a brilliant winter destination because even though the crowds are smaller, our shops, restaurants and attractions stay open. Check out our sensational six tips for some of Oban's best bets this winter!

Take an Oban Distillery Tour

This hour long tour of one of Scotland’s oldest and smallest distilleries and learn the secrets of uisge beatha, ending with a wee dram. And through 31 March 202 you can get two for one entry when you screenshot this poster and present upon arrival. (Offer valid until 31st March 2020, excludes 27th Dec-3rd Jan)

Catch some live music

From local singer songwriters to national acts and dance bands, you can enjoy a taste of Argyll’s rich culture. And if you play or sing, you’ll love to participate in a traditional Scottish session. Check out our Oban Music Trail for the best spots to see live music.

Corrie in by the fire at a cosy pub for a West Coast whisky flight

Oban’s pubs are famous for their wide selections of single malt whisky, local fine ales and regional gins, so settle in by a roaring fire and let an expert bartender take you on a flight of the West Coast’s finest. Find a pub here. 

Tour a castle

Both Dunollie Castle, Museum and Grounds and Dunstaffnage Castle are open throughout the winter, unlike many other Scottish castles. Take a tour and imagine life in days of yore and enjoy the views over the coast.

Savour award winning fare

Oban is the Seafood Capital of Scotland so settle in and indulge in fantastic fare at one of our award winning restaurants and cafes. Even non fish lovers will find local game, beef and veggie dishes to satisfy any appetite. Discover Oban’s best eateries here.

Photograph the Northern Lights

On clear nights through April, there is a chance of witnessing one of nature’s most incredible sights- the Aurora Borealis. Occasionally we do get a show that is strong enough to be seen with the naked eye, but more often you can catch the lights on camera with a long exposure setting. Ganavan Beach is a great place for setting up your camera, with wide views north away from the town lights.