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About Oban

Oban is a resort town in Scotland’s Argyll and Bute council area. Known as The Little Bay in Scottish Gaelic, Oban attracts holidaymakers with its world-renowned whiskey. You'll be fascinated with learning about the production of the classic highland malt with a guided tour of the Oban Distillery, rounding off your visit with purchases for your own bar. Though Oban is famous for its whiskey, the town is also notable for preserving its Gaelic heritage and music. The presence of ancient religious sites, local castles, picturesque mountains, and dramatic coastline also add to Oban's popularity as an idyllic holiday destination.

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What to see in Oban

Once ruled by the lords and clan chiefs of Lorn, and with a rich history accumulated over 1,000 years, Dunollie Castle is an intriguing landmark. The museum inside the castle is a treasure trove of insights into Dunollie's heritage, with unique and informative exhibits. Taking a stroll in the beautiful woodlands next to the ancient castle's ruins makes for a magical experience. A notable landmark in Oban, McCaig’s Tower makes for a fun exploration within its Colosseum-like structure, and you'll be able to appreciate a breathtaking view of the islands beyond Oban Bay. A favourite with both adults and kids, the Scottish Sea Life Sanctuary is where you can marvel over a diversity of aquatic creatures from fish to marine mammals.

The Falls of Lora, located 6 miles to Oban’s north-east, is a gorgeous natural attraction that will leave you absolutely spellbound. These tidal rapids form during the spring tides. The Oban War & Peace Museum enthrals visitors with fascinating photographs and artefacts that bring the rich cultural history of the town to life. There are also exhibits that provide information about the history of Oban’s maritime and fishing industries, as well the role the town played during the Second World War as an RAF flying boat base.

Where to stay in Oban

Booking a hotel in Oban in advance will help you get good hotel offers and discounts, as well as availability for a wider range of accommodations. The town's harbour area has a good share of Oban's finest hotels. It allows you close proximity to the waterfront with its charming setting and views. Oban is often referred to as the Gateway to the Isles. Being near the pier also means you'll have direct access to ferries serving the nearby stunning islands of Mull, Barra, Lismore, Islay, and Tiree, to name a few.

Oban's old town is a walkable area with excellent restaurants, pretty boutiques, and quaint art galleries dotting its paths. Naturally, the hotels here make for a good option if you want to be where the main action is in town. There are also some good accommodation options near the railway station, which make even more sense to book if you plan to travel onward to places like Fort William or Loch Lomond.

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