For other places with the same name, see Oban (disambiguation).

Oban is a town in Argyll and Bute. It is known as the Seafood & Sea Kayaking Capital of Scotland and probably the whole of Europe It is also shopping and drinking capital of the west coast of Scotland, and home to the excellent whisky of that name. Ferries run from here to Mull, Colonsay, Kerrera, Lismore, Islay, Coll, Tiree and the Outer Hebrides. Hence the tag Gateway to the Isles.

Oban Harbour from McCaig's Folly
Sunset at Oban looking towards the islands of Kerrara and Mull



Get in

By boat

By train

By bus

Citylink coaches also run from Inverness - see the website for more details.

By plane

Get around

By bus

West Coast Motors provides bus service in and around Oban.


St Columba's Cathedral


Fingal and Sula, Canadian river otters


Buy fresh seafood from the kiosks on the Railway Pier and eat al fresco.



Dunstaffnage Castle


Mid range


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