Things To Do in Oban

Oban is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise, offering everything from walking to kayaking. 

Sea kayaking
The waters in and around Oban are ideal for kayaking, with plenty of opportunities to get up close and personal with local wildlife. There are several local companies that offer kayak hire and tours.

Oban is a town that is best seen on foot. Close by are coastal walks and for the hill walkers, some munros within a 45 minute drive. Head for the empty white-sand beaches at Ganavan or Tralee on Benderloch for some great views.

Island hopping
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.

For food lovers, seafood will be at the top of the list of activities. Oban is known as the ‘Seafood Capital of Scotland’ with an array of inviting eateries to choose from.