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Oban, Lorn & the Isles has hundreds of things to see, do and explore. From pristine beaches and historic castles, to atmospheric woodland walks and adrenaline-pumping watersports, there's plenty for everyone to get involved in and enjoy.

With something for everyone, Oban, Lorn and the Isles can offer you a relaxing break, a food and drink haven, an insight into the fascinating history of the West Coast and adventures on and off the water.

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Immerse yourself in everything Oban and Lorn. Be inspired for your next holiday, adventure, places to eat and drink and so much more. Love Oban, the Seafood Capital of Scotland.

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10 things to do in and around Loch Awe

Loch Awe is Scotland’s longest freshwater loch, stretching 25 miles through glorious Highland landscape. Here are ten of top things to see and do when visiting.

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Tee off! 7 Golf Courses in Oban & Lorn

Tee off! Get inspired by 7 golf courses in Oban & Lorn. When will you play some of Scotland's most scenic and enjoyable courses?

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A Cycling Adventure to Oban with Robin McKelvie

Join travel writer Robin McKelvie on his cycling adventure to Oban. Starting with his train journey up to island hopping in and around Oban.

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Day Trip from Oban to the Isle of Seil: 6 reasons to cross the Atlantic by bridge

Just 10 miles south of Oban lies the island of Seil, the most northerly of the Slate Isles. Here are six good reasons to cross the Bridge over the Atlantic.

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Head to Oban for the Ultimate Scotland Staycation

Looking for the ultimate Scotland staycation destination? Visit Oban. Travel writer Robin McKelvie takes you along his trip to Scotland's Seafood Capital.

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6 Beautiful Castles near Oban, Lorn & Isles

Here are six castles in Oban and Lorn that should be top of your list. Visit to see some of Argyll’s most stunning scenery and get closer to Scotland’s past.

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Restaurants in Oban: Where to eat in and around the Seafood Capital of Scotland!

Oban is known as Scotland’s seafood capital. Here are some restaurants, pubs and hotels serving up a fabulous array of fish in stunning coastal locations.

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Travelling to Oban? Take the scenic route with the West Highland Line
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Five islands to visit in a day trip from Oban

The busy town of Oban is known as ‘The Gateway to the Isles’ where you can visit the islands of Isle of Mull, Isle of Iona, Kerrera, Lismore and Coll & Tiree

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Top 5 Oban Wildlife Boat Tours: Spot sharks, whales, seals and more!

Sharks, whales, seals and more, Oban & Lorn is a great place to get up close and personal with Scotland’s sealife. Here are the top 5 Oban wildlife boat tours.

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6 Oban Seafood Restaurants With A View

The seaside town of Oban is the place to sample some of Scotland's best seafood. Here are the top 6 Oban seafood restaurants with a view.

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Cycle from Campbeltown to Oban on the Caledonia Way

The Caledonia Way runs from Campbeltown to Inverness, offering adventurous cyclists the chance to explore some of Argyll's most spectacular regions.

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Explore all the places to visit in Argyll & the Isles

3700km of coastline, 23 inhabited islands, major towns and villages are all waiting for you.

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Whether it’s seafood, whisky, chocolate or ice cream, our larder is overflowing with delectable edibles.


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