Visit Oban: Your Travel Guide

Things to Do in Oban

Oban Seafood Hut
Oban’s bay-side location makes it the ideal spot to fill up on seafood. Fresh off the boat, this no-frills venue serves some of the best clams, lobster, oysters, and mussels. They arrive swimming in garlic butter, while rock oysters are taken from a bed of ice and drizzled with lemon. Wrap up as you savor these treats outdoors on picnic benches, while the fresh Irish Sea air swirls around you!
The Waterfront Fishouse Restaurant
When you approach this waterside eatery, the salty sea air fills with the aroma of simmering seafood. Serious seafood lovers will appreciate the mouth-watering selection of chowder, whole langoustine, platters of oysters, dressed crab, and char-grilled scallops. The popular venue has gluten-free options, too, plus a carefully-selected wine list.
Ee-usk restaurant
Meaning "fish" in Scottish Gaelic and sitting right on Oban Bay, Ee-usk couldn’t have a more fitting name – or location. Locally-caught scallops, mussels, oysters, and lobster are accompanied by unobstructed views of the harbor and islands beyond. For some added Scottish flavor, sample the town’s whisky blend served at the restaurant.

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Traveler's Reviews & Photos

10
Exceptional
Such a nice place there were a school playing the bag pipes fish and chips were good nice bay with boats weather spoons for food and drink my favourite place was sand villa guest house
Bob
United Kingdom
May 19, 2017
8
Very Good
A delightful town with plenty to see and do within a comfortable driving range. Some great restaurants in the town area.
David
New Zealand
May 19, 2017
10
Exceptional
fantastic place to visit, even better if you love seafood & fish. we had a day trip to Mull, excellent day out.
ellie
United Kingdom
May 20, 2017
8
Very Good
Great seafood restaurants and nice to stroll around. Streets are a bit on the narrow side but very doable for experienced drivers.
Kevin
Belgium
May 20, 2017
8
Very Good
I was only stopping over waiting for ferries but would have liked to spend longer exploring.
Travellinglight
United Kingdom
May 21, 2017

Accommodations and Hotels in Oban

Best Western The Queens Hotel

8.3 Very Good

Score from 1,505 reviews

$98

Average price per night
  • “wonderful staff”
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  • “excellent quality of food”
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  • “amazing views”
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The Perle Oban Hotel

7.7 Good

Score from 7 reviews

$183

Average price per night
  • “location was great”
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  • “amazing views”
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  • “wonderful staff”
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The Royal Hotel

7.6 Good

Score from 2,292 reviews

$80

Average price per night
  • “wonderful staff”
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  • “location was great”
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  • “excellent quality of food”
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Columba Hotel

7.6 Good

Score from 1,328 reviews

$96

Average price per night
  • “location was great”
    187 related reviews
  • “wonderful staff”
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  • “amazing views”
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Falls of Lora Hotel

8.3 Very Good

Score from 828 reviews

$72

Average price per night
  • “wonderful staff”
    181 related reviews
  • “excellent quality of food”
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  • “beautiful building”
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The Ranald Hotel

8.2 Very Good

Score from 522 reviews

$143

Average price per night
  • “very clean”
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  • “wonderful staff”
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  • “location was great”
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Rowantree Hotel

7.9 Good

Score from 874 reviews

$169

Average price per night
  • “wonderful staff”
    157 related reviews
  • “location was great”
    128 related reviews
  • “excellent quality of food”
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The Kelvin Hotel

7.5 Good

Score from 634 reviews

$78

Average price per night
  • “wonderful staff”
    122 related reviews
  • “location was great”
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  • “excellent quality of food”
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Lancaster Hotel

6.9 Review score

Score from 1,224 reviews

$52

Average price per night
  • “wonderful staff”
    268 related reviews
  • “amazing views”
    161 related reviews
  • “location was great”
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In the Wild life centre, we were fascinated by all the creatures, but especially the seals who were variously recovering from injury. The Canadian otters, being diurnal, were highly amusing with their antics. In the wild - the seals, and once we saw dolphins, plus the sea birds

Plenty of choices along the 'back' streets, plus buy and excellent picnic at the bakers (or chocolate factory) and walk along the shore or up the hills.

The fish and chips from the local 'take-away- near the harbour! The sea-food stalls (excellent in summer) were closed for the winter season as usual.

Sitting in the hotel lounge/bar and watching the sunset over Kerrera and the bay (with relaxing Scottish folk music playing quietly in the background)

Parking is difficult in High Season, and many of the tracks and pathways are interesting only to folk on foot.

Booking.com asked travelers...

Why do you recommend Oban for food?

Lots of very good places in which to eat. Reasonable prices to suit the style of the establishment.

Most services being on the sea front with the ferries coming and going giving a nice outlook.

Park yourself anywhere along the bay and watch!

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