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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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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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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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​​5 Pubs in Oban with Live Music

From lively pubs to charming waterfront eateries, experience the true sound of Oban at one of these 5 pubs in Oban with live music.

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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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Scenic Flights from Oban: 5 Destinations to Reach By Plane

Did you know that you can fly to some of the most beautiful of Argyll & the Isles from Oban? Here are 5 amazing destinations that you can reach by plane.

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6 Scenic Walks on Mull and Iona

Here are six scenic walks on Mull and Iona that make a fantastic day trip from Oban. Explore the forests, moors, hills, coastlines and glens of the islands.

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10 Reasons to Visit the Oban Winter Festival

Here are 10 reasons why you need to go to Oban Winter Festival. From whisky tastings to festive markets and ceilidhs, the event has something for everyone!

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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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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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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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