Visit the Highlands from Oban

As well as being ‘Gateway to the Isles’ Oban is a bustling town with friendly locals and lots to do.  A host of hotels, guest houses, shops, restaurants, activities, tourist and historic attractions along with beautiful views across its bay make it a popular choice holiday base. Find out more about Oban » .

As a great base to explore, we also offer options for those based in Oban to travel and discover more of Scotland through our Island Tours and also through two new tours introduced this year to Loch Ness and Glencoe & Glenfinnan.

These tours operates from late May until early September and has regular departures throughout.

Looking for things to do in Oban? Why not explore the islands with our Three Isle's Tour? This is a full coach and boat day trip departing from Oban taking you to Mull, Iona and the spectacular Isle of Staffa and Fingal's Cave. We have a number of Scottish Island tours available suitable for all tastes departing from Oban.

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Highland Tours from Oban

The 'Gateway to the Isles', Oban is busy town located on Oban Bay and is the biggest hub on the west coast of Scotland, providing access to all the Inner and Outer Hebrides.

Also known as the Seafood Capital of Scotland, Oban not surprisingly offers great locally caught seafood in its restaurants, bars and cafes as well as harbour-side stalls and shops.

As well as its great location on the bay, another outstanding feature within Oban is McCaig's Tower, the Colosseum lookalike which stands above the town and features in many of the postcards to be found on George Street. The Tower is 10 minutes hard walk uphill from the centre of the town and provides spectacular views over the town and onto the neighbouring islands.

Oban Distillery is well worth a visit too. Nestled right in the heart of the town beneath the steep cliff that overlooks Oban, it is easily recognizable by its tall chimney. Built in 1794, this is one of Scotland's oldest sources of single malt Scotch whisky.

Standing close to the shore is also the ruined Dunollie Castle, stronghold of the MacDougall Clan while Dunstaffnage Castle, which has belonged to the Campbells since 1470, is only two miles away and is open to the public all year round. Kids would love a visit to the Scottish Sea Life & Marine Sanctuary near to Oban on the shore of Loch Creran.

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