The Gateway to the Isles
There is always something to see and do in Oban – a vibrant town out of season as well as in the height of summer. Known as the Gateway to the Isles, Oban, huddles around the horseshoe-shaped Oban Bay and is a popular leisure destination for thousands of visitors during the tourist season. The bustling harbour welcomes ferries from the isles on a daily basis, and many boat trips begin their trips from this spot.
What to Do
Visitors can take a ferry from Oban to Mull, Tiree, Coll, Barra, South Uist, Colonsay, Islay or Lismore. You can also stay more local to Oban and visit the many visitor attractions in the area. These include the nearby Oban distillery, museums, the popular sea life sanctuary and the iconic McCaig’s Tower, to name but a few. The country side scattered with walks for all abilities and stunning view points and beaches.
For a full and comprehensive list of everything to see and do take a look at the community website www.explore-oban.com where you will find activities and excursions to suit all ages and abilities. Information about the transport links around Oban can also be found on this site.
Where to Eat
Oban is a wonderful place offering the freshest of seafood for those who like fish, or for other options there are a variety of restaurants from pubs to fine dining and some of the country’s best Fish and Chip shops.
The selection below are our favourites:
The Olive Garden Restaurant
Italian and Mediterranean restaurant perfect for family celebrations, romantic dinner for two or just a good time with friends.
Ee-usk Fish Restaurant
Multi award winning water's edge location. For fish that couldn't be fresher in a perfect setting!
Glen Campa Restaurant
The Glen Campa is in the Queens Hotel that overlooks Oban Bay. The restaurant has one AA Rosette for fine dining with experienced chefs who take pride in sourcing the very best local produce.
The only restaurant specialising in steak dishes in the whole of Argyll. A friendly welcome awaits you!
Waterfront Fish Restaurant and Sloans Bar
Award winning quality seafood served in a restaurant with panoramic views of Oban Bay. Fresh local produce beautifully prepared and presented.
Delicious pizza and pasta restaurant on the pier with famous Oban views.
Cuan Mor Bar and Restaurant
Contemporary Celtic restaurant and bar overlooking Oban Bay serving home made food with local seafood, local hand-crafted beers and live Celtic music.