Oban (An t-Òban in Scottish Gaelic meaning The Little Bay) is a resort town within the Argyll and Bute council area of Scotland. Despite its small size, it is the largest town between Helensburgh and Fort William and during the tourist season the town can play host to up to 25,000 people. Oban occupies a beautiful setting in the Firth of Lorn. The bay is a near perfect horseshoe, protected by the island of Kerrera, and beyond Kerrera the Isle of Mull. To the north is the long low island of Lismore, and the mountains of Morvern and Ardgour.
Local authority: Argyll and Bute Council
OS Grid Reference: NM859298
Tourist Information Centre
Argyll and Bute
Phone 01631 563 122
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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. Details...
Ideally located in the centre of Oban, adjacent to train, bus and ferry terminals, McCaig's Return Hostel offers en suite accommodation, free Wi-Fi in public areas, and a bar. Details...
Situated less than 10 minutes’ walk from Oban’s famous McCaig’s Tower, The Ranald Hotel is set in the heart of Oban town centre and just off the main esplanade. Details...
Built in the late 1800s and previously used as Royal Navy base during the Second World War, The Caledonian Hotel is an iconic, historic building on Oban's seafront. Details...
Overlooking Oban Bay with stunning views, the family-run Palace Hotel boasts period features and a central location. With wonderful sea views, the Oban Ferry Terminal is only a 10-minute walk away. Details...
In the centre of Oban, ideal for Argyll and the Islands, this small Scottish hotel is one of the town's oldest buildings, with a lounge, small bar and views of the waterfront. Details...
Bay View Apartment is a first floor apartment in the town of Oban. This cottage apartment sleeps five people in three bedrooms, consisting of one double, one twin and one single as well as a family bathroom. Details...
Woodland Villa is a stylish, detached cottage in a woodland location on the hillside overlooking Oban on the west coast of Scotland. The cottage can sleep six people in two double rooms, one with an en-suite shower room, and a twin room. Details...
Dundonald Landing is a detached wooden chalet in a secluded location close to Loch Etive, 2.5 miles from the village of Benderloch on the west coast of Scotland. Details...
The Log Cabin is surrounded by countryside and boasts mountain views and is set 10 miles from the bustling town of Oban. This log cabin sleeps two people and has open plan living accommodation consisting of a double bed, fitted kitchen and a sitting area with woodburning stove. Details...
Glen Euchar House is a superb detached cottage in a secluded location near to a river, just ten miles south of Oban on the west coast of Scotland. The cottage sleeps six people and has two double bedrooms, two single rooms and two family bathrooms. Details...
Callanish is a semi-detached cottage next to the owner's home in the village of Benderloch near to Oban. The cottage sleeps six people and has one double bedroom with an ensuite and two twin rooms plus a family bathroom. Details...