Oban Hotels

Mini guide to Oban


Oban, a bustling port town on the west coast of Scotland, has been a popular tourist destination since Victorian times when it played host to intrepid travellers touring Staffa and Iona. Queen Victoria herself even described it as 'one of the finest spots we have seen', ensuring its popularity with travellers of the age. Nowadays, festivals, highland games and a wealth of visitor attractions have ensured its continuing popularity.

Dunollie Castle on the outskirts of the town is popular with visitors for its fantastic views over the northern entrance of Oban harbour. Meanwhile, the Isle of Lismore is a beautiful spot just 10 miles long and 1.5 miles wide that can be reached from Oban by ferry in only 50 minutes.

With a population of 8,500, Oban is a busy little town with many shops, banks, supermarkets, garages, a cinema and post office. Situated on the pier by the railway is a modern tourist centre offering an audio-visual exhibition of the town's history, glass making displays, souvenir shops and tearooms.

Oban has eating options to suit all tastes and budgets, with a variety of restaurants, cafés and takeaways. For a warm atmosphere in which to enjoy a pleasant drink or some traditional Scottish grub, the town's pubs offer the famous Celtic 'one hundred thousand welcomes'.

Kilmartin, 30 miles south of Oban, features a churchyard with some magnificent carved gravestones, while ancient monuments can be seen in various places around the village. Mull, Iona and Staffa can all be visited on combined ferry and coach day trips from Oban.

By car, Oban can be reached by following the A82 and A83 roads from central Scotland. ScotRail runs twice daily trains from Glasgow's Queen street station to Oban. The nearest international airport is in Glasgow.

Selection of hotels in this region:

The Oban Bay Hotel

The Queens Hotel

The Regent Hotel

The Oban Caledonian Hotel

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