Attractions in Oban, Lorn & the Isles

Oban, is a lovely town to explore on foot, with most of the attractions within easy walking distance.

Here you will discover our top things to see and do in Oban and the surround areas.


Top things to see & do in Oban

Oban has a wide range of things to do from indoor and outdoor attractions to activities, tours and more. Experience boat tours, cycling, diving and lots more. How about a stroll along Oban’s esplanade following the QR walking trail? Ready for more? Walk up Pulpit Hill to enjoy views back across the bay to McCaig’s Tower.

McCaig’s Tower is a prominent landmark in Oban. The climb from the town centre to McCaig's Tower is well worth the effort. The view across Oban Bay to the Atlantic Islands is stunning.

Learn all about Oban's history at Oban's War and Peace Museum where you can find out about the fishing and maritime industries, the railways, road transport, and the strategic role played by Oban during the war years.

Oban Distillery sits right at the heart of Oban, nestled beneath the steep cliffs that overlook the town. One of Scotland's oldest distillers of single malt scotch whisky is but a stone's throw from the sea. 

Oban Chocolate Company shop on Oban’s Esplanade is a chocaholic’s dream! You can also watch mouth-watering chocolates being hand made, and choose from an incredible selection to then relax and enjoy delicious hot chocolates, coffees and home baking in the lovely café. 

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.

Oban has a vibrant cultural scene with regular ceilidhs and live music available in many of the pubs.  Pop into The View to give you a true insight into the fascinating music and culture of Scotland.

Ocean Explorer Centre is a free child-friendly indoor visitor attraction near Oban to explore the science behind our oceans.

Or get your bearings with nice strolls along Oban's esplanade to Ganavan Sands or the stunning viewpoint at Pulpit Hill.

Top reasons to visit Oban, Lorn & the Isles

Town centre
Ganavan Sands
Atlantis Leisure
Ocean Explorer Centre
Dunollie Castle
Oban Distillery


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Ocean Explorer Centre

Explore plankton with our microscope, discover the shape of our seas on our 3D globe and find out about the latest research into ocean currents, environmenta...

Ocean Explorer Centre
Scottish Association for Marine Science
PA37 1QA

Tel: 01631 559123

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Dunstaffnage Castle and Chapel

Dunstaffnage Castle, one of the oldest stone castles in Scotland, is situated on top of an immense rock overlooking the Firth of Lorn near Oban. The former s...

Dunstaffnage Castle and Chapel
Castle Grounds
By Oban, Argyll
PA37 1PZ

Tel: 01631 562 465

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Dunollie Museum, Castle & Grounds

Dunollie Museum Castle and Grounds is a heritage site international significance situated just 1 mile north of Oban. It is now run by a small independent cha...

Dunollie Museum Castle and Grounds
Ganavan Road
PA34 5TT

Tel: 01631 570550

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West Coast Tours

Burial sites of ancient kings, geological wonders, unchanged landscapes, idyllic beaches, glorious glens, abundant wildlife and magical islands!  Our day tou...

Head Office
17 George Street
PA34 5RS

Tel: 01586 552319

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Oban Distillery

For two centuries Oban’s bustling fishing village has sat on the frontier of the West Highlands and the Islands, the meeting place of land and sea. One of Sc...

Oban Distillery
Stafford St
PA34 5NH

Tel: 01631 572004

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Hebridean Air Services

Our 30 minute scenic flights take in castles and other points of interest around Oban and Lorn. Our sightseer tickets allow you to fly on the schedule withou...

Oban Airport
North Connel
PA37 1SW

Tel: 0845 805 7465

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Kilchurn Castle

Kilchurn Castle was built in the mid-1400s, and since then has been a fortress, comfortable residence and later a garrison stronghold. It contains the oldest...

Kilchurn Castle
PA33 1AF

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