With plenty of things to do in Oban, getting here is easy with strong connections by rail and sea making Oban the ‘Gateway to the Isles’.
Ferries link the mainland to the isles for walkers and island-hopping explorers. Mull, Lismore and Kerrera are all an easy day trip from an Oban base.
Oban makes for an excellent base to explore the historic attractions that are found scattered across the miles of dramatic shorelines and mountainous landscape. With a history rooted in the foundation of Scotland and its clans, there's plenty of historic attractions to explore.
Oban is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise, offering everything from walking to water-based activities include kayaking and fishing, from sea angling to fishing on trout lochs. Permits and hire boats are available locally.
Oban is nestled in the protected Oban Bay with a natural harbour guarding against the waters of the Atlantic Ocean which ebbs and flows with the tide. The shore line, islands and hills are all shaped by the weather with rugged cliffs and sandy beaches providing a dramatic backdrop to your break in this beautiful area of Scotland's west coast.
Connected to the Islands
Being the ‘Gateway to the Isles’, a day trip to the Isle of Mull, Lismore or Kerrera is easy to organise and will allow you to experience the wildlife, beaches and historic castles that these islands have to offer. For longer stays take a trip to, Iona, a small island which can be covered by foot or bicycle in a day or head to Tobermory, the main town on the Isle of Mull that is a fishing port with lots of character and things to see and do. South of Oban, a popular place to visit is the Isle of Seil.
Directions to Oban Bay Hotel
Oban Bay Hotel sits on Corran Esplanade at the more quiet end of the town. On the road to the beach at Ganavan Sands, yet a short stroll into the town centre with it's shops, cafés and bars. The train station connects with Glasgow and Calmac ferries connect to most west coast islands such as Mull, Islay, Coll and further afield to the Outer Hebrides. By car - If you are driving from the south, take the A82 to Tyndrum and join the A85 to Oban. If you are coming from the north, take the A82 and cross the Ballachulish Bridge. At the roundabout, take the Oban A828 exit. Follow the road across the Connel Bridge and at the T-junction turn left for Oban. By train - First ScotRail runs trains from Queen Street Station in Glasgow. By ferry - Mull, Colonsay and the Western Isle ferries berth a short stroll from our hotel. By plane - The nearest airports are Glasgow and Edinburgh.
Oban is a gateway to the islands
Oban's train station is less than 1 mile from the hotel
Dunstaffnage, Dunollie and Castle Stalker
Coastal and hill walks
Dog friendly hotel for our guests with dogs
Views down the Sound of Kerrera from the hotel
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Electric Car Charging
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Seafood galore, fresh from Oban's fisherman's pier
Capital of Scotland's west coast