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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Distillery
“This small and historic distillery is located in the charming coast town of Oban. Oban Distillery takes it name from the town where the Highlands meet the Islands and nestles below the steep cliff that overlooks Oban. This coastal location is accurately reflected by the character of the Oban 14 year old single malt whisky. Visit Oban Distillery, meet knowledgeable guides and learn about the ancient art of distilling, then enjoy a complimentary dram of the Oban 14 year old West Highland Malt. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Spectacular views across Oban bay and the Islands. McCaig’s Tower is a prominent landmark in the resort town of Oban in Argyll on Scotland’s west coast. Built in 1897 by local banker John Stuart McCaig, the aim of the tower was to provide work for local stonemasons and a lasting monument to the McCaig family. The climb from the town centre to McCaig's Tower is well worth the effort when faced with the spectacular views across Oban Bay to the Atlantic Islands. The gardens inside the tower are well maintained and are a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of town life in Oban. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Great Fish Restaurant with a view over Oban Bay. We recommend to make a booking. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Bar
“A good Fish Restaurant in Oban for fresh fish. It is recommended to make a booking!”
  • 16 locals recommend
Candy Store
“Highly recommend a visit to the chocolate company to bring back the taste of Oban.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Very popular with a lot of our guests as it is lively and on the seafront. Good choice of food on menu.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Great restaurant run by husband and wife team. Fish, Vegetarian and Meat, affordable prices, good atmosphere, efficient service.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Food & Drink Shop
“More of a budget supermarket - but it’s got what you need and plenty of choice. It’s also only 5 min from Tesco. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“three hours driving to get there i'm afraid but much on the way and worth it...where else can you get lobster n chips from a hut?”
  • 18 locals recommend
Boat or Ferry
“Oban ferries connect Oban with the beautiful islands of Barra, Coll, Colonsay, South Uist, Tiree, Mull & Islay. Depending on time of year you’ll find a choice of up to 16 ferry crossings daily with the option of being a foot passenger or taking the car.”
  • 11 locals recommend
History Museum
“Its in the very same building as the flat and gives a very good history of Oban. It is free and staffed by people who know and love Oban.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“One of Oban's best beer gardens. Good pub food and great atmosphere. Regular live music.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Indie Cinema
“This is our community run cinema. Great atmosphere with great popcorn! Great offers for kids on Satudays!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“A family friendly pizza/pasta restaurant on the pier, with spectacular views to Kerrera, Mull and the town.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Fish & Chip Shop
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“Another good chipshop. But I recommend you try the rear restaurant. They allow you to bring your own alcohol and provide coolers and wine glasses etc. Try the muscles in white wine and garlic with fresh crusty bread. Or the fabulous yummy fish curry. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bus Stop
“Weekly ceilidhs in Oban- experience a bit of the local culture- song, music and dance.”
  • 4 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Seafood Restaurant
“Great Fish Restaurant with a view over Oban Bay. We recommend to make a booking. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Bar
“A good Fish Restaurant in Oban for fresh fish. It is recommended to make a booking!”
  • 16 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Very popular with a lot of our guests as it is lively and on the seafront. Good choice of food on menu.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Great restaurant run by husband and wife team. Fish, Vegetarian and Meat, affordable prices, good atmosphere, efficient service.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“three hours driving to get there i'm afraid but much on the way and worth it...where else can you get lobster n chips from a hut?”
  • 18 locals recommend
Restaurant
“One of Oban's best beer gardens. Good pub food and great atmosphere. Regular live music.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“A family friendly pizza/pasta restaurant on the pier, with spectacular views to Kerrera, Mull and the town.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Fish & Chip Shop
“Another good chipshop. But I recommend you try the rear restaurant. They allow you to bring your own alcohol and provide coolers and wine glasses etc. Try the muscles in white wine and garlic with fresh crusty bread. Or the fabulous yummy fish curry. ”
  • 6 locals recommend

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