Immerse yourself in Oban and Lorn

Mountains sweep down to the fishing port of Oban, known as ‘Scotland’s Seafood Capital’. This Victorian resort is full of life, with ferries to the Hebrides coming and going, bars and streets packed with shops. North of Oban, two picturesque peninsulas – Benderloch and Appin – offer great walking and cycling. 

The island of Kerrera sits in Oban Bay. Lismore is another gem. Further south you can cross the ‘Bridge over the Atlantic’ to the island of Seil. The waters around Oban and Lorn offer awesome sea kayaking. Paddle to islands, explore sea caves and set off on the Argyll Sea Kayak Trail. Visit local Oban & Lorn website

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Everything there is to see and do in Oban & Lorn

Dunollie Castle and the 1745 House

Oban and Lorn

Landmarks and attractions

For more than 1000 years, the Clan Chiefs and Lords of Lorn ruled large areas of Argyll and the Isles from Dunollie.

Ardchattan Garden

Oban and Lorn

Gardens

The garden has a natural tranquility, and there are herbaceous borders, roses, a rockery, ornamental trees and a wild flower garden. listing

Ardmaddy Garden

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Gardens

Ardmaddy Garden near Oban is in a spectacular setting, with woodland garden, a walled garden and a woodland walk.

Argyll Sea Kayak Trail

Oban and Lorn

Kayaking and canoeing

The Argyll Sea Kayak Trail is 150km long and offers some of the best sea kayaking in Europe.

Atlantic Islands Centre

Oban and Lorn

Landmarks and attractions

Atlantic Islands Centre is a visitor & community centre situated on the beautiful Isle of Luing, just 35 minutes from Oban.

Ballachuan Hazelwood

Oban and Lorn

Wildlife and nature

Ballachuan Hazelwood on the Island of Seil cloaks a low ridge overlooking Cuan Sound.

Basking Shark Scotland

Oban and Lorn

Wildlife and nature

Come and swim with Scotland's biggest fish! Basking Shark Scotland is the only dedicated basking shark tour operator based from Oban.

Beinn Lora Forest Walks and Viewpoint

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Walking and climbing

Ben Lui National Nature Reserve

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Wildlife and nature

Discover snowy peaks and rocky crags at Ben Lui, one of Scotland's National Nature Reserves.

Bonawe Historic Iron Furnace

Oban and Lorn

Landmarks and attractions

Once a place of fire and fury, the most complete charcoal-fuelled ironworks in Britain are now tranquil.

Bridge Over the Atlantic

Oban and Lorn

Landmarks and attractions

The island of Seil separated from mainland Argyll by the thinnest of channels, which is spanned by a delightful humpback bridge.

Castle Coeffin

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Landmarks and attractions

Castle Coeffin is a handsome ruin on the island of Lismore.

Coastal Connections

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Tours, trips and trails

Head to the islands and spot wildlife with Coastal Connections. .

McCaig's Tower

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Landmarks and attractions

McCaig’s Tower is a prominent landmark in Oban, overlooking the bay and distillery with spectacular views to the islands.

National Kayak School

Oban and Lorn

Kayaking and canoeing

Oban is one of the premier Sea Kayaking destinations in the world with numerous sheltered areas for beginners and tide races for experts all against a backdrop of superb scenery and wildlife.

Oban Cycles

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Cycling and mountain biking

Oban Cycles is your first stop for hires, sales and repairs. They have a large fleet of hire bikes and a fully equipped workshop.

Oban Distillery

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Distilleries and breweries

Oban Distillery is one of Scotland's oldest sources of single malt scotch whisky and is but a stone's throw from the sea.

Oban Marina

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Sailing and boating

Oban Marina is perfectly situated at the gateway to the inner hebrides on the picturesque Isle of Kerrera.

Oban Pheonix Cinema

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Music, art and culture

Oban Phoenix Cinema is a cinema and events venue open seven days and offers a full programme of films and much more.

Oban War and Peace Museum

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History and heritage

Oban's War and Peace Museum contains a fascinating collection of artefacts and photographs depicting the rich cultural history of the busy port town and its people.

Ocean Explorer Centre

Oban and Lorn

Landmarks and attractions

Discover how the marine world works at the Ocean Explorer Centre at Dunstaffnage, situated three miles north of Oban.

Dalmally Golf Course

Oban and Lorn

Golf

Dalmally Golf Course is a beautiful and peaceful nine- hole course set among stunning Argyll scenery.

Dunstaffnage Castle and Chapel

Oban and Lorn

Landmarks and attractions

Dunstaffnage Castle is one of the oldest stone castles in Scotland. It guards the seaward approach from the Firth of Lorn to the Pass of Brander – and thereby the heart of Scotland.

Dunstaffnage Marina

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Sailing and boating

Dunstaffnage Marina is located on the shores of Dunstaffnage Bay overlooking Dunstaffnage Castle at the entrance to Loch Etive.

Fearnoch Forest

Oban and Lorn

Wildlife and nature

Fearnoch is a lovely, quiet woodland near Taynuilt and is ideal for a stroll, cycle or horse-ride.

Fly Scenic Scotland

Oban and Lorn

Tours, trips and trails

Enjoy a bird's eye view of Argyll with Fly Scenic Scotland.

Food From Argyll at the Pier

Oban and Lorn

Food and drink

Food From Argyll at the Pier is a cafe on the busy South Pier in the Ferry Terminal in Oban focused on promoting and serving high quality food and drink sourced from Argyll.

Glasdrum Wood

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Wildlife and nature

Glasdrum Wood near Creagan Bridge is one of Scotland's National Nature Reserves.

Glencruitten Golf Course

Oban and Lorn

Golf

Glencruitten Golf Course is James Braid's hidden gem nestling among the hills of Glencruitten Estate on the outskirts of Oban, Argyll.

Gylen Castle

Oban and Lorn

Landmarks and attractions

This stunning castle on the southern part of the island of Kerrera juts dramatically into the sky on the tip of a promontory overlooking the Firth of Lorne.

Hebrides Cruising

Oban and Lorn

Sailing and boating

Cruise some of Argyll & The Isles’ most spectacular waters with Hebrides Cruises.

Kinlochlaich Gardens

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Gardens

These wonderful gardens surround the historic Kinlochlaich House and are open for all to enjoy.

Lismore Gaelic Heritage Centre

Oban and Lorn

History and heritage

You'll find a museum, a rebuilt cottars cottage, a gift shop and a cafe at the Lismore Gaelic Heritage Centre.

Luing Bike Hire

Oban and Lorn

Cycling and mountain biking

Luing Bike Hire offers bicycles to hire for adults and children. T

Scottish Sealife Sanctuary

Oban and Lorn

Wildlife and nature

The Scottish Sea Life Sanctuary is a great family day out - whatever the weather. It's home to a spectacular aquarium as well as Scotland's leading Seal Hospital.

Slate Islands Heritage Trust

Oban and Lorn

History and heritage

The Slate Islands Heitage Centre is on Seil, a small island separated from the mainland only by the thinnest of sea channels which is spanned by Clachan Bridge, popularly known as the 'Bridge over the Atlantic'.

St Hilda Sea Adventures

Oban and Lorn

Tours, trips and trails

St Hilda Sea Adventures provides small ship cruising and wildlife holidays on the beautiful West Coast of Scotland. The cruises, among the breathtakingly beautiful islands, sea lochs and mountains of the Inner and Outer Hebrides, are truly unforgettable adventures for all ages.

Taynuilt Golf Club

Oban and Lorn

Golf

Taynuilt Golf Club is a challenging nine-hole parkland course which was founded in 1987. The course is surrounded by majestic scenery located close to the base of Ben Cruachan and with stunning views up Loch Etive.

Seafreedom

Oban and Lorn

Kayaking and canoeing

Seafreedom is a mobile sea kayak resource based near Oban. They provide sea kayak instruction, coaching, guided day trips, tours and rental.

Seafari Adventures

Oban and Lorn

Tours, trips and trails

Seafari Adventures are Oban's 5* Visit Scotland marine wildlife tour operator. Based in Easdale, 16 miles south of Oban they have a fleet of powerful RIBs which are purpose designed and built to ensure you maximum viewing opportunities.

West Highland Line

Oban and Lorn

Tours, trips and trails

Travel by rail from Glasgow to Oban on the West Highland Line. It’s a truly stunning journey up the west coast of Scotland taking in lush glens, soaring hills and tranquil lochs.

Sea Kayak Scotland

Oban and Lorn

Kayaking and canoeing

Sea Kayak Scotland is based on the beautiful Isle of Seil, which has a bridge to the mainland, 30 minutes from Oban.

Shian Wood

Oban and Lorn

Wildlife and nature

Shian Wood is an ancient semi-natural woodland typical of the Atlantic coast of Scotland.

Stramash

Oban and Lorn

Adventure

Stramash Social Enterprise offers adventure activity sessions seven days a week, all year round, in sea kayaking, coasteering, canoeing, archery, canyoning, bushcraft and dinghy sailing.

Sutherland's Grove

Oban and Lorn

Wildlife and nature

Sutherland's Grove is range of woodland walks and cycle routes through a diverse landscape of gigantic fir trees, crashing waterfalls and ancient oakwoods.

Castle Stalker

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Landmarks and attractions

Oban Chocolate Company

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Food and drink

St Conan’s Kirk

Oban and Lorn

Landmarks and attractions

Sitting on the banks of Loch Awe near Oban, St Conan’s Kirk is an enchanting kirk, steeped in a family history, unconventional approaches to design and magical stories.

Craggy Island Triathlon 2018

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World Stone Skimming Championship

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Oban Winter Festival

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Bookends Festival

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