The unofficial capital of the West Highlands, is easily reached by road and rail and is the main port for ferries departing to the inner and outer Hebrides. Many of the ferries can be used for day cruises, and one of the best views of the town, its curving shores and wooded hills, is from a ship entering the bay.
In and around the town there are excellent facilities for sports and leisure activities;golf, tennis, bowls, sailing, diving, angling, hill walking, pony trekking, whisky distillery, leisure and sports centre, coach tours and steamer sailings.
Glencruitten Golf Course is James Braid's hidden gem nestling among the hills of Glencruitten Estate on the outskirts of Oban, Argyll, Scotland.
A whirlpool in Scotland! The Corryvreckan whirlpool is the World's Third Largest Whirlpool. Corryvreckan wildlife cruises depart daily with the opportunity to see minke whales, bottlenose dolphins, Basking Shark and porpoise from Easdale, Oban.
Coastal Connection specialise in scenic, wildlife cruises in the Sound of Mull and around the islands in the Firth of Lorn Special Area of Conservation.
Situated in the heart of beautiful Oban Bay, our waterfront location gives uninterrupted views to Kerrera, Lismore, and the mountains of Mull and Morven beyond. Caledonian Macbrayne ferries and fishing boats ply the bay amongst the yachts and dinghies. There is always something to watch.
Find out more about where CalMac sail to including maps, photographs, things to see and do and service information.
Commercial whiskey producer founded in the 18th century offering distillery tours &tastings, situated right in the heart of Oban town centre.
Visit the mighty stronghold of the ‘Kings of the Isles’where Jacobite heroine Flora MacDonald was believed to have been held in prisoner. On an immense rock overlooking the Firth of Lorn near Oban stands the remains of one of the oldest stone castles in Scotland and the former stronghold of the MacDougalls.
Small, by-donation museum presenting a collection of local history artefacts &memorabilia.