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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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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 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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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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The Oban Three Isles Tour: Visit Mull, Iona and Staffa in a Day

Looking for the perfect island hopping day trip from Oban? Head on the Three Isles Tour with West Coast Tour and visit Mull, Iona and Staffa in just one day!

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On wheels or on water – 4 Things to Do in Oban & Lorn

With miles of glorious coastline, idyllic islands galore and fabulous scenery, Oban & Lorn is perfect to explore by bike, boat or both!

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Want to explore Scotland’s islands? Head to Oban!

Oban, the largest town in Argyll & the Isles, is known as ‘The Gateway to the Isles’. So if you fancy an island adventure, there’s no better base than Oban.

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Sailing Oban: 10 Reasons to Come Ashore in Scotland's Seafood Captial

Are you sailing to Oban? You can now berth right in the heart of Oban. Here are 10 reasons to come ashore in Scotland's Seafood Captial.

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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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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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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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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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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.


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


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