Winter breaks in Oban

The season of Coorie.
With wild walks and embracing swims.
Crackling fires and lights dimmed.
Candles glow while winds outside roar.
Welcome to winter at Crerar Hotels.

There is still plenty of Scotland to explore during a winter break in Oban.

When the sun comes out, enjoy one of Oban's many walks such as up to McCaig's tower, a great lookout over the entire town. Embrace the rain with a trip to the Oban Distillery to learn more about the local whisky or explore the local shops on the high street.

After a day of adventure, a warm welcoming will be waiting with our roaring fires and hearty, local cuisine including venison from the Crerar Home Farm.

COORIE / ku:ri /
1. The Scottish art of deriving comfort, wellbeing and energy from wild landscapes and convivial interiors.
2. "A hug of a word."

During your winter break, choose the art of coorie with one of our cosy packages designed to enhance your stay and let you snuggle in after a day of adventure.

Choose Your Coorie


Stay cosy during your trip with ishga spa products; body scrub, body oil and body lotion, plus a luxury candle, a bottle of red wine from De Burgh Wine Merchants and two local whiskies with Glencairn whisky glasses to take home.



With our Coorie Doon package, you will be sure to have a cosy stay. Enjoy a bottle of red wine from De Burgh Wine Merchants, full-sized ishga spa products and a luxurious candle. Perfect for chilly nights.



Coorie in during your stay with a full-sized ishga salt scrub, luxurious candle and bottle of red wine from De Burgh Wine Merchants. So when the winds outside roar, you stay cosy inside.


Embrace The Rain

This winter, we invite our guests to embrace the rain during their stay and enjoy everything the country has to offer. Explore the area and see the sights, returning to log-burning fires, hot drinks and thermal experiences.

“There's no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing." Alfred Wainwright, British fellwalker and guidebook author.

Top tips for winter breaks:

MacIntyres Countrywear: a family-run company where you can pick up all sorts of country attire for your winter adventures. There are also a number of outdoor shops in the town from Regatta to Mountain Warehouse.

Oban Distillery: Oban's distillery offers a fantastic guided tour with the opportunity to taste their amazing malts - including their famous 14-year-old single malt.

Oban War & Peace Museum: located just 5 minutes down the Esplanade, Oban's War and Peace Museum is filled with an incredible collection of artefacts and photographs showcasing the best of Oban's cultural history.

Saint Columba Cathedral: the tall Roman Catholic Cathedral looms right over the Esplanade, attracting tourists to its architecture to admire the beautiful interior.

Oban Chocolate Company: dry off and indulge with some local hot chocolate in Oban's very own chocolate factory. Watch through the glass window as they prepare delicious chocolates right before your eyes. 

Castles: embrace the rain and wander around Oban, exploring the local castles nearby. Only a 15-minute walk from us, sit Dunollie Castle and its grounds. If you fancy popping out in the car, only a 10-minute drive will take you to Dunstaffnage Castle, where you can delve deeper into the history.

Oban Bay Spa: simply relax with an ishga spa treatment at the spa, or sink into the warmth of the outdoor thermal experience.

Sun Lounge: get cosy in the lounge with afternoon tea and watch the boats come in and out of the bay.

Ready to coorie in? Contact our team to make your winter booking.

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