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3 days in Oban

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3 days in Oban

We're staying 3 nights in Oban next July. We're looking for recommendations for things to do, ideas please.

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Wales, United...
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1. Re: 3 days in Oban

We had 3 full days in Oban. We went over to Mull on two of those days, also taking in Iona and Staffa on one of them on the third day we did a long day trip o the island of Tiree.

In the town itself you can walk up to the folly overlooking the town or visit the distillery. Don't miss the seafood stall near the ferry terminal :-)

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2. Re: 3 days in Oban

Will you have a car? That makes a difference. I'd recommend a day southwards to Kilmartin Glen, Knapdale, or round the corner to Inveraray. Or you could arrive via the A85, and then leave by that southern route?

There are also back roads further north. There are ferries from Tobermory to Kilchoan, or Fishnish to Lochaline, giving you access to Ardnamurchan and Morvern. Those areas are bounded on the north by the Fort William - Mallaig road. There's also the Corran Ferry from the FW - Glencoe road over to Morvern. Castles, nice scenery, small communities, some decent food.

Edited: 13 November 2018, 20:35
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3. Re: 3 days in Oban

The classic tour is to Mull,Iona and Staffa.

https://www.westcoasttours.co.uk/

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4. Re: 3 days in Oban

We did that tour as we didn't have a car.

Kilmarnock, United...
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5. Re: 3 days in Oban

Cruachan Power Station at Loch Awe has a minibus driving into the mountain to see the generators.

Ganavan Sands is a beach a couple of miles outside the town past the Alexandra Hotel.

Glen Coe is to the north over the Connel Bridge and is steeped in history.

Further north is Fort William and Ben Nevis.

To the south I recommend a drive over the Atlantic Bridge to Seil Island and down to Easdale.

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6. Re: 3 days in Oban

If you go south to Easdale go on Seafari fast rib trip to Corryvreckan whirlpool. It is am amazing trip and you get to see lots of wildlife as well.

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7. Re: 3 days in Oban

We started off in Glasgow and ended up in Fort William. Are you planning on visiting anywhere else, or is it just Oban?

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8. Re: 3 days in Oban

Can I ask the idiots question - why did you choose Oban and decide on spending three nights there if you are now asking for recommendations what to do?

Kilmarnock, United...
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9. Re: 3 days in Oban

Post no. 8 - Have you ever been to Oban when the sun is shining? It's a fantastic little scenic west coast town with friendly locals and it's ferry terminal feeds most of the islands. Then again I'm biased as we have a holiday home up there.

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10. Re: 3 days in Oban

Great base for exploring the Islands, Mull obviously but have a look at some of the lesser know ones such as Kerrera or Lismore. Plenty of history round here as well - castles aplenty!

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