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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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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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​Pubs in Oban with Live Music

From lively pubs to charming waterfront eateries, experience the true sound of Oban at one of these pubs in Oban with live music.

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Head to Oban for the Perfect Romantic Getaway

Oban offers the perfect blend of cosy accommodations, intimate dining experiences and memorable activities for your next romantic getaway.

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Sustainable Ways to Explore Oban: Public Transport, Sustainable Tours & Eco-friendly Places to Stay

Discover sustainable ways to explore Oban, including public transport day tours, sustainable experiences and some general guidance on green travel.

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10 Unique Accommodations in Oban

From modern luxury in the heart of Oban to boutique hotels and impressive historic castles, we’ve curated a list of 10 unique accommodations in Oban.

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Clipper Race Scotland: All you need to know about this first dock in Oban

For the first time, the Clipper Race will be making a stop in Scotland when it docks in Oban. Here's all you need to know about this first dock in Oban

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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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5 Ways to Get Active in Oban: Outdoor Activities in Oban

There’s plenty to see and do in Oban! Discover 5 ways to get active with these outdoor activities in Oban.

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8 Things to Do in Oban this Spring

Spring is a fantastic time to visit Oban with plenty of things to see & do for the whole family. Here are 8 things to do in Oban this spring.

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10 Family-Friendly Things to Do in Oban

Are you looking for a family-friendly gateway to Scotland’s West Coast? Discover a selection of 10 family-friendly things to do in Oban in this article.

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10 things to do in & 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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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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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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Explore Oban


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


No matter how you like to be active, you’ll find world class experiences in Oban & Lorn - and don’t forget your camera.


From modern luxury in the heart of Oban to family-friendly self-catering, we have just the place.

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Looking for clothing, whisky, shoes, soaps, jewellery, art, souvenirs or just a little something for yourself?