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Where to stay in Oban

VacationRenter offers 329 holiday lettings in Oban, and we’re confident that you’ll find a place that falls within your budget. Our website offers a wide selection of properties from leading travel sites such as Airbnb, Vrbo, HomeAway, Booking.com, and many more. If you’re in search of an affordable home to let in Oban, you’ll be pleased to find that 20% of properties cost less than $78 a night. Staying in Oban will give you close access to Ocean Explorer Centre | SAMS and Gylen Castle, making it easy to explore with your favourite travel buddies. Can’t quite find the right holiday home in Oban? We can also provide search results for nearby cities like Oban and Oban. Allow us to help you plan the holiday you’ve been itching to go on.

Where Is Oban in Scotland?

A resort town within the Argyll and Bute council area of Scotland, Oban is situated on the west coast of Scotland in a sheltered bay sheltered by the island of Kerrera, an hour drive south of Fort William. To the north is the long low island of Lismore and the mountains of Movern and Ardgour.

What Is Oban, Scotland Famous For?

Oban is commonly known as “Scotland’s Seafood Capital” and the "Gateway to the Isles." The stunning vistas of the mountains, lochs, and islands that have enraptured artists, authors, composers, and poets for centuries are as awe-inspiring now as they were in the bygone eras. Therefore, it is no surprise to find that in the 21st century, Oban remains a magnet for travelers from all over the world. This harbor town offers plenty for visitors, including numerous shops to peruse, distilleries to drink from, and a gorgeous waterfront promenade to watch the comings and goings of the town, as well as the journey of the yachts that set forth from this stunning Scottish locale.

Attractions to Visit in Oban

  • Dunollie Museum: The ruins of Dunollie Castle occupy a strategic location overlooking the entrance to the bay. This site has been occupied since the Bronze Age, giving some indication of the importance of the area. With more than 1,000 years of history, Dunollie Castle was once ruled by Clan Chiefs that reigned supreme over large areas of Argyll & the Isles. Sounds very Game of Thrones-like? Absolutely. Dive into another world as you explore the in-house museum, where visitors can discover Dunollie’s heritage with unique exhibitions and displays, then wander the surrounding enchanting woodlands and ancient castle ruins, alongside partaking in seasonal activities and events held by castle and museum staff.
  • Oban Distillery: A small and historic distillery located in this charming coast town, Oban Distillery is one of the best exports of the area. Producing Oban’s finest whiskey — 14 year old West Highland malt whiskey — Oban Distillery is the perfect boozy outing for whiskey lovers. When you embark on the fascinating tour around the distillery, a warm welcome awaits you with the friendly guides educating all about the history and production of this delicious local brand of Scotch. End the day with a shopping trip around the well-stocked tasting bar and whiskey gift shop for all your whiskey needs.

Popular Destinations Near Oban

  • Mull: A 45 minute boat trip from Oban, the island of Mull can lay claim to some of the finest and most varied scenery in the Inner Hebrides. Along with the rugged ridges of Ben More, the black basalt crags of Burg to the blinding white sand, rose-pink granite, and emerald waters that fringe the Ross, nature-lovers are treated to displays of technicolor wherever they look when they arrive in Mull. Add an impressive castle, the sacred island of Iona, and easy access from Oban, and you can see why it's sometimes impossible to find a spare bed on the island.
  • Kerrera: Oban's closest island neighbor, Kerrera, stretches for seven kilometers lengthways and two kilometers widthways. A jogger’s and cyclist’s paradise with tranquil roads and picturesque scenery, Kerrera is also home to a tiny population of 35 people. If raw, moody, untouched landscapes are your thing, Scotland is your country, and Kerrera is your island.

Best Neighborhoods in Oban

  • Oban Harbour: Oban Harbor, one of the most beautifully picturesque spots in Oban, is made up of boats, ferries, and crowds of people fending off greedy seagulls from their takeaway fish and chips. As the tide rolls out, it reveals a small pebble beach beneath the harbor where visitors can take in the stunning Scottish scenery within this quiet corner of the town.

Home-types in Oban

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Points of interests in Oban

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