Travel Guide - Oban

Oban is located in a small bay and is a popular West coast holiday destination, also known as the ‘Gateway to the Isles’. It’s renowned for seafood, Oban whisky and top attractions; Dunollie Castle and McCaig’s Tower. A small and bustling town, it’s the perfect base to explore the west of Scotland and Isle of Mull & Iona.

Named the ‘Seafood capital of Scotland’ you can get fresh mussels, crab and more straight off the boat.

Steeped in history dating back to the Bronze Age and a strong Gaelic culture, Oban has lots to offer. The new railway system in the 1880’s allowed easier access to the town. Today Oban plays an important role as a ferry port for the Calmac ferries, making it a great base to explore the Islands.

Catch a glimpse of the wildlife off the coast in the summer months and visit the Oban Winter Festival where the McCaig Tower is lit up with a tartan pattern! This year Oban was mentioned in The Guardian newspaper as ‘one of the best UK seaside holiday destinations in winter.’