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Oban Interesting : Michelin's recommendations

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Oban is a busy tourist and commercial town serving the hinterland and islands; a far cry from 1773 when Dr Johnson visited and had to content himself with "a tolerable inn". Oban owes its development to the railways and steamboats, hence its predominantly Victorian townscape.

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Tourist attractions Oban : Things to see and do

  • Scottish Sea Life Sanctuary Interesting

    Southern Promenade GB - Barcaldine PE36 5BH

    This original centre shows the living creatures of the marine world. Visitors should walk around, above and below the aquariums to observe their inhabitants. Particularly interesting are the aquarium with sea urchins, starfish and crabs, the exhibiti..

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  • McCaig's Tower

    Railway Pier GB - Oban PA34 4LW

    McCaig's Tower (1897), a replica of the Coliseum, is the outstanding landmark in Oban. It was built by an Oban banker as a family memorial to relieve unemployment but was never finished.

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Hotels Oban

  • The Royal Hotel

    Argyll Sq GB - Oban PA34 4BE

    Just 500 metres from Oban Railway Station and Oban Ferry Terminal, the Royal offers en suite rooms, free Wi-Fi and free parking. It serves traditional Scottish food and has a whisky bar. Rooms at the Royal Hotel have traditional decor, many with tar..

  • Regent Hotel ‘A Bespoke Hotel’ Two stars Two stars

    Esplanade, Oban GB - Oban PA34 5PZ

    Prix Prices from : 41 £

    The Regent Hotel is prominently situated at the head of Oban's north pier and is close to the shopping centre. It is also ideal for those who wish to take a steamer cruise or ferry to one of the many islands. The Regent, externally, is a combinatio..

  • Columba Hotel

    The Esplanade GB - Oban PA34 5QD

    A Victorian Hotel built between 1865 and 1901, the Columba Hotel overlooks the town of Oban and Oban Bay. It has a 24-hour front desk, a traditional restaurant and 2 bars. The rooms at the Columba have an en suite bathroom and a hairdryer. Many room..

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Restaurants Oban

  • Manor House Restaurant within a Michelin recommended hotel (or restaurant) 

    Gallanach Rd. GB - Oban PA34 4LS

  • Chartroom II Restaurant within a Michelin recommended hotel (or restaurant) 

    GB - Arduaine PA34 4XG

  • Hawthorn Quite comfortable restaurant 

    5 Keil Crofts GB - Benderloch PA37 1QS

    Keenly run restaurant in a 300 year old croft house, in a glorious rural spot. Exposed stone walls mix with contemporary touches to create a pleasant modern-rustic style. They open for lunch, high tea and dinner, serving carefully prepared, flavourso..

  • Coast Comfortable restaurant 

    104 George St GB - Oban PA34 5NT

    Busy high street restaurant in a former bank, with a high ceiling, a stripped wooden floor and khaki fabric strips on the walls. Unfussy, modern cooking with good seasoning; local produce is key. 'Light bite' lunches are a steal.

  • Ee-usk Quite comfortable restaurant 

    The North Pier GB - Oban PA34 5QD

    Long-standing seafood restaurant run by experienced owners, located on the harbourfront and offering great views over the bay from its floor to ceiling windows. Extensive menus focus on simply prepared, fresh local fish and shellfish.

  • Asknish Bay Comfortable restaurant 

    GB - Arduaine PA34 4XG

    Formal hotel restaurant in a beautiful setting, with panoramic views of the bay. Menus focus on the freshest seafood available, with Loch Fyne langoustines, Islay scallops and Gigha halibut; carnivores are also well-catered for.

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