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Oban United Kingdom, Strathclyde

Top reasons to visit:

  • Seafood (542)
  • Scenery (343)
  • Relaxation (173)
  • Sightseeing (123)
  • Food (108)
  • Walking (98)
  • Shopping (83)
  • Boating (83)
  • Friendly People (61)
  • Wildlife (56)

Oban was highly rated for seafood by 30 guests from the United States!

What seafood experience in Oban is still on your mind?

Amelia, Singapore

13 days ago Report

The langoustines and small lobster thingies are freshly caught from the waters around Oban. They are sweet and so delicious. I cannot eat farmed seafood & especially prawns (something in them causes my throat to itch and swell up), but the seafood in Oban gave me absolutely no problems at all. Say NO to farmed seafood and YES to ocean-caught seafood. I am willing to pay more anyday, for ocean-caught seafood. As someone very sensitive to such things, I could see a huge difference in the quality of food that I was eating.

What effect did the scenery in Oban have on you?

Anonymous, Unknown location

12 days ago Report

The scenery around Oban took our breath away on the first two days of our stay, thanks to the wonderful weather. One the wet days the scenery was powerful.
Looking west from Oban, the sunset over the islands, was amazing.

Why do people say Oban can be seen best by foot?

Anonymous, Unknown location

12 days ago Report

Oban is definitely best seen by foot as driving is a nightmare. On one occasion we wanted to go to a a supermarket that looked about 100 yards away - thanks to the road network and the very helpful (not) signage, it took ten minutes of exploration.

Tell us about your most relaxing moments in Oban.

Michael, United Kingdom

6 days ago Report

Ferry trip to Mull, although raining (and Oban does a fair bit of this due to it's location), appreciate the natural beauty and surroundings, and when the Sun does put in an appearance, wow, everything changes.........................

Why do you recommend Oban for food?

Frances, United Kingdom

11 days ago Report

plenty of range from restaurants to coffee shops

Where should people go if they don't want to eat in a tourist trap?

Andy, United Kingdom

12 days ago Report

Poppies Garden Centre, The Seafood Temple

What's the best way to watch a sunset in Oban?

Anonymous, Unknown location

12 days ago Report

If the weather is good, find a seat on the sea front and relax. If the weather is poor go and have a nice meal as you will not be able to see anything!

Describe the most fascinating wildlife you saw on your trip.

Marilyn, United Kingdom

26 days ago Report

Otters, Golden Eagles, Hen Harriers, Sea Eagles (on Mull)
  • Romantic 14 endorsements

Some say romance is dead; how does Oban prove them wrong?

Martin, Sweden

14 days ago Report

It was a cosy Little Town with a Beautiful view, friendly people and possibilities for some boat tours like seal watching, etc.
  • Sightseeing 123 endorsements

How can you enjoy the sights in Oban while avoiding the crowds?

Jennifer, United Kingdom

20 days ago Report

Stay with Anna & Simon & walk down to the town. No parking issues & wonderful views
  • Shopping 83 endorsements

Describe what other people like you would like about shopping in Oban.

Anonymous, Unknown location

12 days ago Report

The best thing about shopping in Oban is that you spend nothing. Everything you might want to buy is cheaper elsewhere and there is nothing unique to Oban.
  • Fine Dining 6 endorsements

What makes fine dining in Oban stand out?

Helen, United Kingdom

6 days ago Report

Fish restaurants and excellent service , with stunning views
  • Atmosphere 13 endorsements

Why is the atmosphere in Oban something people rave about?

Robert, Australia

13 days ago Report

A great combination of city character, seaside views, a busy harbour and country isolation
  • Boating 83 endorsements

What kind of boating is Oban best for?

Melvyn, United Kingdom

11 days ago Report

A number of boat trips leave Oban to visit islands famous for Seals, otters, dolphins, seabirds, etc
  • Cathedral 2 endorsements

What's so impressive about the cathedrals in Oban?

David, United States of America

21 days ago Report

They are so old and large
  • Healthy Food endorsements

What could Oban do to make health food more appetizing?

Karin, United Kingdom

18 hours ago Report

Seafood in Oban is just the best seafood, and there is a New Restaurant on the Pier which served the most wonderful fish dishes. Try the little stall by the Calmac Ferry for fresh fish, and the Crab Sandwiches are to die for!

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