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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Looking for a place to stay in Oban & Lorn?

The Oban area has a huge range of holiday accommodation for you to enjoy your trip to the Seafood Capital of Scotland or the many nearby Hebridean islands.

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Planning your journey

The traditional route is by car or bus via the A82, then either the A83 via Inveraray before heading north via Dalmally to join the A85, or continue north on A82 to join the A85 at Tyndrum.

For a slight detour, follow the A83 to Lochgilphead, follow the Crinan Canal before travelling through Kilmartin Glen and northwards to Oban and Lorn.

Or sit back and relax on a regular train or bus journey from Glasgow to Oban.

Events & Festivals

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Everything there is to see and do in Oban & Lorn

Tiree Wave Classic

Mull and Iona

Coll & The Cosmos

Coll and Tiree

Coll & The Cosmos is a stargazing weekend break on the Isle of Coll which makes the most of the island's incredible dark sky.

Coll Half Marathon 2022

Coll and Tiree

Music Coll with The Tunnell Trust

Coll and Tiree

Oban Hogmanay Party 2021

Oban and Lorn

Oban's biggest Hogmanay Party with a lively night of traditional Scottish cèilidh music from local band Ceol an Aire.

Punk on the Peninsula

Dunoon and Cowal

Head to Dunoon for an amazing weekend of punk.

Carradale Music Festival 2022

Kintyre and Gigha

Carradale Music Festival, a family friendly festival held in the beautiful scenic village of Carradale


Kintyre and Gigha

Expect the very best as we work together with local distillers and other service suppliers from around the UK.

Red Hot Chilli Pipers in Campbeltown

Kintyre and Gigha

The Red Hot Chilli Pipers play in Campbeltown for the first time since 2009.

The Kintyre Way Ultra 2022

Kintyre and Gigha

The 2022 Kintyre Way Ultra will take place on Saturday 14th May, from Campbeltown to Machrihanish.