Oban Tourist Information

Oban Coast, Scotland

Oban Coast, Scotland

Beautiful Oban on the north west coast of Scotland is a major ferry gateway into the Hebridean Islands and has been a popular seaside resort since the Victorian era. A premier centre for seafood and a hugely popular visitor base for exploring the Highlands, Islands and Loch Lomond to the east, Oban is a bustling attractive town offering a wide choice of boat trips, tours, amenities and attractions.

Book on a wildlife boat trip tour or a distillery tour at the Oban Single Malt Whisky Distillery. Oban’s rich heritage in maritime, fishing, railways and its strategic role in wartime is explored in-depth at the Oban War & Peace Museum. Outdoor activity fans will find plenty to please in the local area from sea kayaking and coasteering to hill walking, climbing and scrambling. The Oban coast, warmed by the Gulf Stream, is also particularly popular with divers!

The modern, well equipped Oban ferry terminal is the main port for ferries to the Isle of Mull and the Hebrides including the islands of South Uist, Barra, Tiree, Lismore and Coll. Shorter wildlife oriented cruises around the smaller Outer and Inner Hebrides can also be accessed at Oban ferry port and trains run direct to the port from Glasgow central station.

You’ll find no shortage of places to eat and drink in seafood centre Oban. The town has a fine selection of traditional inns, cosy bistro style seafood restaurants and a selection of micro-breweries. Accommodation choice is equally rich in this popular north west ferry port town, featuring everything from country cottages and old inns to 4 Star hotels and seaside guest houses. Visit Oban during one of its many lively festivals from the Burgh Festival to the May Festival of the Sea. Find places to stay in Oban online and book now.

Michelle is an experienced travel writer with iknow and has travelled extensively across the UK, Spain, Portugal and the USA. When she’s not busy writing for iknow she enjoys spending time touring museums and art galleries and seeking out the best independent shops in Manchester and Leeds.