Immerse yourself in Oban

The fishing port of Oban is the unofficial capital of the West Highlands and gateway to the Western Isles. This lovely Victorian resort is full of life, with ferries to the Hebrides coming and going, convivial bars and streets packed with individual shops and cafés. Known as ‘Scotland’s Seafood Capital’, it’s the place to sample fresh seafood.

Fish and chips have never tasted so good! There are lots of fascinating visitor attractions in Oban, including Oban Distillery, Dunollie Castle and McCaig’s Tower. You can take boat trips from Oban and catch ferries to the islands. The Argyll Sea Kayak Trail starts at Ganavan Sands, Oban. If you’d rather keep your feet firmly on land, then head to the Ocean Explorer Centre in Dunbeg.

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Getting Here

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.