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Things To Do & See In Oban

Discover miles of beautiful coastal scenery and be amazed by the rich local history and culture of our seaside town on your Oban break. Whether it’s a relaxing hotel break or stay full of exploration and adventure, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in our seaside town.


Nestled on the west coast and surrounded by miles of coastline and beautiful landscapes, Oban is a destination full of life, culture and adventure. From spectacular boat trips to the surrounding islands and Castle Stalker, to visiting the historical sights including McCaig’s Tower and Oban’s very own distillery, there are plenty of things to do in Oban on your next west coast escape in Scotland.


Oban is a great base for exploring all that the west coast has to offer. Whether you decide to walk along the seaside, tour the town centre, hike up our favourite hills or go on an island hopping adventure to see the isles, wildlife and nature surrounding the west coast. As you can see, there are so many things to do around Oban. One of our ‘must-see’ activities during your stay is to wander along one of our sandy beaches in the evening and enjoy a phenomenal sunset that paints our skyline in beautifully bright colours. It’s definitely a sight worth seeing!


With so much to see and do, we’ve made a list of places to pop on your Oban bucket list. If you don’t have time to tick everything off your list the first time round, don’t worry! That just means you’ll need to come back to visit us, and start where you left off! 


We’ve listed some great things to do and places to see in Oban. Get inspiration and start planning your Oban break itinerary!

The Oban Distillery in Oban, Scotland

Local Attractions

Explore the historic attractions scattered across miles of beautiful coastline and mountain scenery on your Oban break.

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Couple Walking Dog Through Oban Woods staying at Pet Friendly Hotel

Dog Friendly Places To Visit

Make it a family adventure and explore the west coast of Scotland with your four-legged friend.

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McCaig's Tower in Oban, Scotland

Local Walks

The best way to discover the Oban and the west coast is by walking.

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Local Restaurant Food & Wine

Local Restaurants

Our favourite local restaurants and bars in and around Oban town centre.

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family friendly fishing boat trips

Rainy Day Activities

Put on your coat and explore the best things to do in Oban when it’s raining.

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Harbour Boat with Oban Shops In The Background

Shopping in Oban

Our list of shops in Oban and where to find them, whether they’re near our sea view hotel and in Oban town centre.

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Love Oban Active Travel App!

Is a handy wee travel guide which includes a series of walking and cycling trails in and around Oban. The app features eight self-guided trails, interactive tours and more! Take the work out of discovering important buildings and landmarks found in and around Oban.

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