Exploring the Scottish Clans from Oban & Argyll

Whether you’re visiting Scotland for the first time, or are a lifelong denizen of this beautiful country, you’ll know that it’s rich with natural and human history. Perhaps one of the most enduring and renowned aspects of Scottish history are its clans, but how much do you know about them? With people in all corners […]

Glencoe: Where Is It, How to Get There, and What to Do

Glencoe, a well-known village in the Scottish Highlands is the ideal destination for travellers seeking jaw-dropping natural beauty and outdoor adventures. Found within a valley surrounded by stunning hills, Glencoe offers a range of activities for visitors to enjoy, including hiking, cycling, skiing, and snowboarding. As many visitors come to Scotland to experience the incredible […]

12 Movies & TV Shows Shot in Glenfinnan

Train Crossing Glenfinnan Viaduct

The famous village of Glenfinnan is found in the stunning Scottish Highlands, just west of Fort William, and only an hour and a half drive from our town, Oban. This area is known for many things – its history with the Jacobites, stunning views, and breathtaking architecture. However, what most people will know this small […]

A Complete Guide to Fishing in Oban

Our seaside town of Oban is a popular fishing destination on the West Coast of Scotland. With its beautiful coastline and abundant marine life, Oban offers a variety of fishing spots for both amateurs and experienced anglers. If you’re planning a trip to Oban or are a local eager to get involved in the much-loved […]

The Benefits of Swimming in the Sea

Sea swimming in the UK has seen a massive increase in recent years. It’s a practice which dates back to the ancient Egyptians and is said to bring a wealth of benefits for both your physical and mental wellbeing.  If you are sitting in the seaview lounge in our boutique hotel in Oban, you’ll find […]

Complete Overview of McCaig’s Tower in Oban

If you ever find yourself in Oban, one of the most notable landmarks you’ll come across is the McCaig’s Tower. This impressive structure, which sits atop of Battery Hill, offers some of the best views of Oban and the surrounding area. Throughout this article, we’ll explore the origins of the tower, its impact on the […]

Fun Day Trip Ideas from Oban: Exploring the Best of Scotland

With stunning scenery and access to the Outer Hebrides islands, Oban is a popular destination for tourists all over the world to visit.  If you decide to visit Oban for a few days, there are plenty of fun day trips to experience in and around the town. From visiting historical landmarks to attending a local […]

Hiring a Car in Oban: Everything You Need to Know

Driving a Toyata

If you’re planning a trip to Oban, hiring a car can be an excellent way to explore the area. With so much to see and do whilst visiting this gorgeous coastal town, hiring a car gives you the freedom to create your own itinerary and explore at your own pace. Fortunately, there are several car […]

Supermarkets in Oban

Worker in tesco putting up a sign

Supermarkets Found Around Oban For a small town, Oban’s home to a variety of supermarkets offering products at a range of prices. Oban’s supermarkets are a great place to swing-by and pick up some essentials before embarking on one of Oban’s walking trails, visiting a local attraction, or travelling overseas to one of the islands. […]

Charity Shops in Oban

Man walking in front of an Oxfam Store in Oban

Our Guide to Oban’s Charity Shops Oban is fortunate enough to host a variety of charity shops in town, each offering a selection of different stuff. Whether you’re looking for a unique fashion item or a classic board game, you’ll likely find them in one of these stores. In this article, we’ll discuss the three […]