Things to see and do - Oban
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Oban Travel guide
Oban : Michelin's recommendations
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.
Tourist attractions Oban : Things to see and do
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..
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.
Esplanade GB - Oban PA34 5AD
The family-run Lancaster is right next to St Columba's Cathedral and has a view of Oban Bay. Built in 1850, it offers a swimming pool, a hot tub, snack meals and lounge areas. From the front rooms you can look down the Firth of Lorne, almost all the..
Corran Esplanade GB - Oban PA34 5AE
Set on the edge of Oban's picturesque Esplanade, with views of Mull, Kerrera and the Firth of Lorne, the hotel has a sun lounge, a spa and free Wi-Fi. Most guest rooms boast stunning sea views and all feature a private bathroom, a hairdryer, a TV an..
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..
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.
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.
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.
GB - Arduaine PA34 4XG
Gallanach Rd. GB - Oban PA34 4LS