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Things to do

Things To Do In Oban

Without a shadow of a doubt, the bay and resort town of Oban is one of Great Britain’s best kept secrets. And with secrets, comes a world of hidden delights just waiting to be discovered by intrepid travellers and open-minded visitors alike. If you’re visiting Oban and the surrounding area for the first time – or for the second, third or fourth – it pays to know where you’re going and what you’re doing if you want to get the best out of your days here. Our family has been at Bonawe House for more than 15 years and after more than a decade embracing such a wonderful corner of the UK, we’ve come across all the best places to eat, the most unique sights to see, the most spectacular historic gems, the most wonderful places to have a day out with children, the top islands to explore and some of the finest nature walks around. If you need an honest, comprehensive guide about things to do in Oban, click on the sections below to find out more.

After 15 years of residing at and looking after our guests at Bonawe House, we like to think we’ve earned our status as “local people”. So if you’re after a candid guide written by local residents who know Oban and the surrounding area like the back of our hands, this page will have everything that you could need to help you plan your trip ahead. From the area’s finest restaurants, pubs and local cafes serving up fresh, delicious food / drink to a complete and detailed guide on visiting castles and historic ruins in the Argyll and Bute area, the Bonawe House ‘Things to Do in Oban’ guide covers it all.

There is more to see and do in Oban

To find out more about what to see, where to go and what to eat in our local region, simply click on the categories above to expand further details. We’ve sourced all the facts and particulars and put them into one simple, easy and accessible place so you don’t have to; our detailed guide includes opening times and ticket prices of nearby attractions, detailed routes and directions for driving tours or hiking trips, website and contact telephone numbers for some of the local favourite places to eat and drink (including food serving times), boat tour prices and timetables, and a full list of places to go golfing, fishing, cycling, horse-riding and other outdoor pursuits. We have also included a category of ideal places to take the kids if you are travelling with a family – as well as a dedicated section to public transport tips and fantastic ideas of sights and activities if you are planning on visiting Oban without your own mode of transport.

Whatever it is that you need to know, we hope that our destination guide for Oban and the Argyll and Bute region will be very useful to you. Use our information to plan your trip and make the most of your time here in our wonderful coastal town. We’re very proud to a part of beautiful Oban, so please do not hesitate to contact us with any further questions – it would be an honour to help your family create the perfect Oban holiday.