Days out

Oban is perfectly located for many different days out, any day of the year!

Pick and choose what takes your fancy whether you are here on holiday, a short break or touring Scotland. That’s the best part - it's all within easy reach so there’s no excuse for you not to enjoy a range of different days out.

OBAN MAP REVERSE

Fun for all the family, all year round

Stroll along the esplanade, watch the fishing boats land their catch. Oban itself is a fantastic place to spend a few days, with plenty of shops, bars and cafés. Known as the 'Seafood Capital of Scotland', it’s the place to sample the freshest seafood.

Looking for something more active, why not climb up to McCaigs Tower or Pulpit Hill for outstanding west coast views and sunsets.

Oban is an ever popular ‘wet weather’ destination with the Atlantis Leisure Centre and the Oban Phoenix Cinema both in the heart of the town.

Dunollie, Dunstaffnage & Stalker

Dunollie Castle, the ancestral home of the Clan MacDougall, is a must visit. Please note; tickets include an annual pass so once purchased you can visit the museum, castle and grounds as many times as you wish!

Nearby Dunstaffnage Castle is one of the oldest stone castles in Scotland with stunning grounds to stroll around. Or head north to visit Appin – and see Castle Stalker, one of Argyll’s most romantic castles.

Glorious Gardens

Take a day trip south of Oban to explore Ardmaddy Castle Gardens, An Cala and Arduaine. Drive north to Kinlochlaich House Gardens near Appin and then to visit Ardchattan Priory Garden. Or travel east and visit Achnacloich Garden, Angus Garden and Ardanaiseig.

Boat Trips, Wildlife Spotting & Outdoor Activities

A choice of boat trips from Oban, Easdale and Craobh Haven including diving excursions, fast RIB experiences, fishing charters and whale
and wildlife spotting trips. There are also many operators offering kayaking, gorge walking, canyoning, coasteering, sailing and cycling.

Head north to visit two picturesque peninsulas – Benderloch and Appin – and see Castle Stalker, one of Argyll’s most romantic castles.

Island Hopping

You don’t need to head out to far-flung places to enjoy an island adventure from Oban. There are plenty of wonderful Scottish islands that are within day-trip distance of Oban. 

CalMac, Scotland’s largest ferry operator, provides an extensive service from Oban to the Inner and Outer Hebrides, and lots of other companies offer boat trips from the town.  

Golf 

Home course of professional & Ryder Cup winning player, Robert MacIntyre, Glencruitten Golf Course, is a unique course featuring ten par-3s, elevation changes throughout, and an eccentric layout that makes the course a fascinating experience for any golfer. 

Experiences

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Sealife Adventures

All our trips visit the Corryvreckan where turbulent tides create one of the world's largest whirlpools and our cruising area is exceptionally rich in wildli...

Clachan
Seil
By Oban
PA34 4TR

Tel: 01631 571010 (daytime) 01852 300203 (evening and weekends)

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Glen 2 Glen Tours

Discover the best of Scotland! Join professional tourist guide, Andrew Baxter, as he provides news and tips about everything Scotland has to offer visitors f...

21 Argyll Square
Oban
PA34 4AT

Tel: +44 (0) 7740 69817

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Waverley Excursions

Welcome aboard the famous Paddle Steamer Waverley to enjoy an unforgettable day at sea! Built in 1947, our magnificent steamship cruises the waters of the We...

Head Office, 36 Lancefield Quay
Glasgow
G3 8HA

Tel: 0141 243 2224

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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
Oban
PA34 5RS

Tel: 01586 552319

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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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Highland Titles Nature Reserves

Until 1983, Keil Hill formed a part of Keil Farm. Evidence of old field dykes demonstrates that the drier areas were cultivated until fairly recent times. In...

Duror By Appin
Argyll & Bute
PA38 4BW

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Explore Lismore

Explore Lismore is a small tour operator on the Scottish Isle of Lismore run by husband and wife team Robert & Iris. We offer bespoke, private-hire tours...

1 Port Ramsay
Isle of Lismore by Oban
Argyll
PA34 5UN

Tel: +44 (0) 1631 760 291

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The Tartan Road

Working all over Argyll & the Isles, we create luxury Scottish holidays tailored exclusively for each client. Specialising in self-drive and chauffeured...

Head Office, Lora Villa
Connel
Oban
PA37 1PD

Tel: +44 (0)1631 402 066

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Seafari Adventures (Oban) Ltd

Seafari Adventures are a 5* Visit Scotland marine wildlife tour operator. Based in the conservation area of Easdale, 16 miles south of Oban. Our Wildlife Tou...

Seafari Adventures
The Village Shop
Easdale
Oban
PA34 4RQ

Tel: 01852 300003

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Sea Kayak Oban

6-8 Argyll Street
PA34 5SG

Tel: 01631 565310

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