Dunollie Castle is superbly situated, standing guard over Oban Bay and today it remains the seat and ancestral home of Clan MacDougall.
Dunstaffnage Castle sits on an immense rock overlooking the Firth of Lorn near Oban, it was the former stronghold of the ‘Kings of the Isles’.
Gylen Castle sits on the southern part of the island of Kerrera. The ferry journey from Oban to Kerrera takes just a few minutes.
Castle Coeffin on the island of Lismore is a handsome ruin standing on a promontory on the northwest coast of the island looking out across Loch Linnhe.
Kilchurn Castle sits on the shores of Loch Awe near Oban. It’s striking location at the head of the loch with the peak of Ben Cruachan visible behind – makes it one of the most photographed castles in Scotland.
Castle Stalker, you might recognize as Castle Aaaaaaargh from Monty Python's cult classic The Holy Grail! This four-storey tower house is incredibly picturesque, set on a tidal islet on Loch Laich a few miles beyond Appin north of Oban.
With its abundance of wonderful and fascinating medieval castles, situated in some of the most scenic, romantic locations, Oban never falls short of places to explore.