6. Hit the golf course
Home to professional golfer Robert MacIntyre, Glencruitten Golf Course is James Braid's hidden gem nestling among the hills of Glencruitten Estate on the outskirts of Oban. This wildlife-rich parkland course lined with mature trees is fantastic to play, offering challenging golf and stunning views. Visitors are very welcome. There are many other fantastic golf courses in and around Oban.
7. Visit local Castles
You’ll find ruined castles and tower houses all along the coastline of Oban and Lorn, including Castle Stalker (Castle Aaaaaaargh from Monty Python's cult classic The Holy Grail) and Dunstaffnage Castle which sits on an immense rock overlooking the Firth of Lorn near Oban. Dunollie Castle is superbly situated, standing guard over Oban Bay and is easily accessed from Oban town centre. The museum, castle and grounds are great fun to explore.
8. Join a ceilidh
Oban has a vibrant cultural scene with regular ceilidhs at The View to give you a true insight to the fascinating music and culture of Scotland.
9. Learn all about Oban's history
Oban's War and Peace Museum contains a fascinating collection of artefacts and photographs depicting the rich cultural history of the busy port town and its people. Find out about the fishing and maritime industries, the railways, road transport, and the strategic role played by Oban during the war years.
10. Get active
Atlantis Leisure Centre is a brilliant place to keep fit and have fun, with swimming, soft play, gym, football, tennis, fitness classes, archery and more on offer. There’s also a café.
Whether you’re travelling by kayak, yacht or power boat, make sure you make the most of the new pontoons and facilities at North Pier and come ashore to explore Oban. Already ashore? Many of the local wildlife-watching boat trips will operate from this new facility, so why not take a boat trip and discover the waters around Oban?