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Oban
Surrounded by castles, beaches and west coast islands, the seaside town of Oban is bursting with visitors enjoying fish and chips and peeking into the town’s tearooms and craft shops.

For most visitors, Oban is the jumping off point for a holiday in the Hebridean isles. Ferries run to Lismore, Colonsay, Islay, Coll, Tiree, Mull, Barra and South Uist, with Oban being by far the most popular port on Scotland’s northwestern coast. With activities like diving, sea kayaking, hiking and cycling, Oban is also a base for outdoor enthusiasts.

Many of Oban’s visitors choose to climb the steep hill up to MacCaig’s Tower, a Colosseum lookalike with great views across to the isles of Kerrera, Lismore and Mull. Other attractions include Corran Halls theater, Phoenix Cinema, Oban War and Peace Museum and of course, the Oban Distillery. Easy to spot just off the main seafront, Oban Distillery is one of the oldest single malt producers in the country and has been producing whisky since 1794.

There are sights to see just outside of town as well, with the nearby ruins of Dunollie Castle, fortified since the Bronze Age, and the dramatic Dunstaffnage Castle flanked on three sides by the sea and located just a few miles west. Ganavan Sands beach is also two miles away.

Every August, Oban hosts the Highland games known as the Argyllshire Gathering, with all the caber-tossing and bagpipe-blowing anyone could wish for. 

Practical Info

Oban has a railway station which connects to Glasgow Queen Street. There are also several buses that run from Glasgow’s Buchanan bus station each day.
Address: Oban, Glasgow, Scotland
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Oban and the West Highlands Day Trip from GlasgowDay Trips

Oban and the West Highlands Day Trip from Glasgow

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Enjoy the wonders of northwest Scotland on a full-day trip through the West Highlands and Oban from Glasgow. With a friendly guide, see some of the world’s most stunning scenery from the rolling hills of coastal Oban to the moors and forests of Trossachs National Park. See landmarks like Kilchurn Castle, visit the villages of Luss and Inveraray, and hear tales of famous Scots such as Robert the Bruce.
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  • 9 hours
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3-day Iona and Mull Islands tour from EdinburghMulti-day Tours

3-day Iona and Mull Islands tour from Edinburgh

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Iona and Mull are two of the most scenic islands of Scotland’s Inner Hebrides and this multi-day tour from Edinburgh visits both. Cruise out to Mull from Oban; discover the islands’ Celtic history at Iona Abbey; and enjoy photo opportunities at Glen Coe and Loch Lomond.
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  • 3 days
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Oban and the West Highlands Day Trip from EdinburghDay Trips

Oban and the West Highlands Day Trip from Edinburgh

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Soak up the majesty of northwest Scotland on a full-day trip through the West Highlands and Oban from Edinburgh. With a friendly guide, see some of the world’s most stunning scenery from the green hills of seaside Oban to the lochs and mountain peaks of Trossachs National Park. See landmarks like Kilchurn Castle, visit the villages of Luss and Inveraray, and hear tales of famous Scots such as Robert the Bruce.
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Loch Lomond, Loch Awe, Oban and Inveraray Day Trip from GlasgowBus & Minivan Tours

Loch Lomond, Loch Awe, Oban and Inveraray Day Trip from Glasgow

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Leave the city behind and discover some of the gems in Scotland’s crown on this Loch Lomond, Loch Awe, Oban and Inveraray day trip from Glasgow. Visit Inveraray and the conservation village of Luss with your guide, and enjoy panoramic views over Loch Lomond’s tranquil waters. Travel deep into the Highlands and take in top attractions including Loch Awe and Kilchurn Castle. Gain insight into the Wars of Scottish Independence, explore the Victorian seaside town of Oban and gaze over the isles of Mull and Kerrera from McCaig's Tower.
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Oban Walking TourCultural Tours

Oban Walking Tour

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Our town guides are all fully trained and insured - and they are local so you'll learn about their lives here and not just the history and heritage of the area. Find out about the Victorian entrepreneurs who developed the town from its Mesolithic origins. Hear tales of giants, maidens, Clan chieftains and warriors and of RAF officers and crew in World War II. We can vary the route depending on the weather and your inclination to climb stairs or steep hills! We can tailor our tour to take a different route or to end your tour at Oban distillery or Dunollie Castle. The tour 'stops' include far more than highlighted - we pass by many interesting buildings and businesses and we'll spend some time in both Oban Cathedrals - St John the Divine Episcopal Cathedral and St Columba's Roman Catholic Cathedral. And you'll learn about Oban's third Cathedral of Trees. We hope you will join us on this fun, informative and friendly walking tour of Oban.
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