Things to do in Oban

Top Things to Do in Oban

Things to Do in Oban

Top Attractions in Oban

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  • Alison D
    Arlington, TX424 contributions
    Excellent tour, Paul, our guide was very knowledgeable. The tour was approximately 1.15 minutes long and we went through the history and the versions of whiskey they made. Of course, there was the usual options of buying merchandise at the end ( 10% off). but no pressure to do so. I would recommend the tour
    Written 25 May 2022
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  • emelian
    Melbourne, Australia1,164 contributions
    Could not get booking for car as fully booked most of the day(in may) so if you plan to take a car get in and book early. So we just bought walk on tickets from the ferry office at the terminal. We went on big ferry more like a small cruise ship. 45 minute journey met by a double decker bus in mull to take you to main town about 50 minutes. Not that much to do when you get there, whisky tastings were fully booked for the day as well. We had toasted sandwich and coffee at the bakery, although they only seat about 10 people. Quite a few other restaurants so might be better to plan to have longer lunch. Then same bus back to ferry and home. Information centre in Oban was great providing ferry and bus timetables.
    Written 18 May 2022
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  • sunshyn468
    Fresno, CA348 contributions
    Standing high over the town and seen from everywhere is this interesting site. Nice hike up, and beautiful views of the whole town and waterfront.Unique.
    Written 20 May 2022
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  • garysgc
    Glasgow, UK21 contributions
    We recently this month attended the Dunollie Experience. The grounds, castle & museum were all fantastic and certainly worth a visit, Jamie our tour guide was fantastic, knowledgeable, helpful and even played the bagpipes at the end.
    The only disappointment from the day was that the experience is advertised saying “sample our delicious homebaking as part of your Afternoon Tea” and from this we expected an afternoon tea which is a mix of sandwiches, cakes, scones, tea etc. This wasn’t the case, for afternoon tea you actually only receive one hot drink and one cheese scone & jam, that’s it !!!!! Certainly not an afternoon tea and I’d suggest to eat beforehand and not to make the same mistake we made, looking forward to an afternoon tea. Again, other then the afternoon tea part, everything else was superb and again, certainly worth visiting.
    Written 16 March 2022
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  • Soozee
    Frosterley, UK656 contributions
    Situated just outside the town, this is well worth a visit. We enjoyed walking around the castle and down to the little bay, as well as visiting the old chapel in the grounds. A very interesting place to visit.
    Written 14 November 2021
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  • Saltrams
    Torricella in Sabina, Italy30 contributions
    Packed with artefacts, mostly WWII & military related but not exclusively. Interesting & well presented.
    Written 25 May 2022
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  • MeMi
    Newark-on-Trent, UK16 contributions
    Visited for a park run on saturday morning. Got there early. nice and quiet. Large car park on sea front. Public toilets also.
    Not too many walks from here, but great views out to sea and the islands.
    Worth a trip.
    Written 28 April 2022
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  • Wilson-travellers
    Sheffield, UK29 contributions
    You need to visit Gylen Castle if you visit Kerrera. It is very well preserved and has a really interesting history.
    Make sure you call at the Kerrera Tea Garden while you are there.
    Written 28 April 2022
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  • HMS123456
    Ipswich, UK23 contributions
    This was everything a tourist office should be. Lots to browse, lots to pick up, i read, take away and lots of practical information available and staff that couldn't be any more helpful.
    Written 21 March 2022
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  • Nibbs007
    Dorking, UK441 contributions
    We climbed Pulpit Hill as part of a Treasure Trail we were doing. Got to the top and did not expect the incredible view of Oban Bay - stunning. Not many better views in the world, especially on a sunny day. The climb is steep but it is worth it. You will not be disappointed. Several benches to sit on once you make it too!!
    Written 20 September 2021
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  • Christopher B
    Gartocharn, UK26 contributions
    146 steps all the way to the top of the tower. We met Misha the friendly cat. The best family attraction in Oban. She doent like the 2 metre social distancing rule.
    Written 20 July 2020
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  • Mgt29
    Glasgow, UK35 contributions
    Peaceful situated in a lovely position overlooking Oban bay parishioners very welcoming .Very informative information about the building of the Cathedral displayed .
    Written 1 May 2022
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  • Mark D
    Portishead, UK996 contributions
    We came on here at Mallaig to go to both Skye and Rum during May.
    Booking was not so easy online and I had to use the phone - once you had worked out the timetable - which required explanation by phone and me ringing through to the Mallaig office. Careful of summer vs winter timetable and the tides affecting timings!
    The timings are more guidance rather than exact, so be there 30mins early and be prepared to wait an hour to get on.
    The facilities on the boat are okay - you can get food and drink if you want it.
    We found that timing as much less accurate than the other 2 ferry operators we used, but the others were also more expensive. So overall good value for money.
    Written 21 May 2022
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  • David56W
    Winchester, UK43 contributions
    A fascinating little museum explaining the development and demise of the local slate industry, and the community that grew up around it.
    Written 14 September 2021
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  • This phenomenon depends solely on the tide, so it really is hit or miss if you see it.
    It is worth seeing If you get the chance but check the tidal times before travelling far.

    Written 27 March 2022
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