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.
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.
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.
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.