Things to do in Oban
Nestling beneath the steep cliff that overlooks Oban, one of Scotland’s oldest sources of single malt scotch whisky is but a stone’s throw from the sea. Take a tour of the senses at Oban Distillery!
For more information: Oban Distillery Visitor Centre
McCaig’s Tower is a prominent landmark in Oban. Built in 1897 by John Stuart McCaig, the aim of the tower was to provide work for local stonemasons and a lasting monument to the McCaig family. The climb from the town centre to McCaig’s Tower is worthwhile when faced with the beautiful views across Oban Bay and islands. The gardens are a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of Oban.
For more information: Mccaig’s Tower
Dunollie Castle, Museum and Grounds
Learn about the fascinating history of the MacDougall family, explore the historic grounds, hidden willow garden and enchanting woodland trail, visit the castle ruins and look out to stunning views over Kerrera, North Lorn and to the islands beyond.
For more information: Dunollie Castle
Dunstaffnage Castle and Chapel
On a big rock overlooking the Firth of Lorn near Oban stands the remains of one of the oldest stone castles in Scotland and the former stronghold of the MacDougalls, built around 1220. This is the stronghold where Jacobite heroine Flora MacDonald was believed to have been held in prisoner.
For more information: Dunstaffnage Castle and Chapel
Oban Chocolate Company
Award winning shop, cafè and factory. Decadent hand-made chocolates in a range of sensational flavours. See the chocolatiers at work through the viewing window.
For more information: Oban Chocolate Company
Island of Kerrera
This superb small island is only a short boat ride away from Oban. As well as Gylen Castle there is a profusion of wildlife, including a seal colony, wild goats and so on. The Castle is located on the south coast and a few minutes walk off the main circular track. It’s a dramatic and magnificent place worth a visit.
For more information: Walking on Isle of Kerrera