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, 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..
Argyll Sq GB - Oban PA34 4BE
Prix Prices from : 58 £
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..
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.
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.
Gallanach Rd. GB - Oban PA34 4LS
GB - Arduaine PA34 4XG
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.