Things to do in Oban

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Things to Do in Oban


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  • 356AmandaB
    Ashby de la Zouch, UK12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great hour spent learning about the history of Oban Distillery, Callum was our guide and he was very knowledgeable and had a good sense of humour, it was nice that we had sample drams as we went around the tour and then had a 10% discount in the shop. We enjoyed the bar at the end where you could have different whisky flights. Definitely worth a visit 👍
    Written 22 May 2024
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  • coteb39
    Nashua, NH104 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It was quite a walk from the downtown of Oban to the tower. Although steep, there were plenty of houses & gardens to distract you. The view across the harbor is amazing. The grounds are very well kept.
    Written 23 May 2024
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  • Neil
    St. Neots, UK51 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great price great staff great boats. Great customer service we will use you again next time we come so easy to use .so friendly
    Written 2 April 2024
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  • anniem49
    Glasgow86 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fascinating little museum that should be better publicised for visitors to Oban. It’s deceptively small but has many fascinating mementos of Oban in the last century and beyond. The exhibits are well laid out with clear descriptions. It was staffed by two pleasant and knowledgeable volunteers. Thoroughly recommend
    Written 30 March 2024
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  • ihowardt
    Fort William, UK3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We journeyed 50 miles each way to view this garden, and we were not disappointed! The garden was in excellent condition and the area of trees that had been felled was outside the extensive area planted and landscaped so well over many years, and did not detract. At one time before the necessary tree felling, it was pleasant to walk around this area too, but there is still so much to see! The sheer variety of plants and shrubs amazed us at every turn. We will be visiting again!!
    Written 17 May 2024
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  • tcc334
    Aberdeen, UK320 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A really nice spot to visit. Situated not far from the main road and easy to find. Plenty parking and the castle itself may be a ruin, but it was still worthy of a visit. The exterior wall is intact but the interior is no more than ruins with a towered roofed section which you go up through to get onto the walk which takes you around the wall of the castle. Still ....... a really historical place that definitely worthy of a visit if you're in the area.
    Also, there are ruins if a Chapel in the woods here also.
    Written 10 July 2023
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  • Strawberry Fields
    Kendal, UK23 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Dunollie Castle. Staff very helpful and friendly. Our tour guide Jamie was excellent, so enthusiastic and informative. Great views from the Castle. The Kettle Tearoom served very enjoyable snacks. Disappointed not to see the red squirrels but staff assured us that they can often be seen.
    Written 26 June 2023
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  • Markybug73
    Perth, UK211 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a small-ish beach hiidden away at the edge of town. beach is a mixture of sand/gravel and rocky areas. had a good hour or so here with the dog on the beach , plus the surrounding dunes/hills.

    car park is a paying one and there is a burger van type thing also.

    not the best beach but worth a visit if in town. clean and tidy too !
    Written 30 September 2023
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  • Sarah A
    Hannover, Germany20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The two ladies were so kind and helpful, even beyond their normal job. I am extremely grateful, especially to Gracia who did not only provide help but also socks. Thank you so much
    Written 1 April 2024
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  • Gary C
    16 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Just to make it a great day we stopped to enjoy this local attraction. Nice little spot for a short walk and enjoyment of the wonders of nature. We chatted to some locals and a team of guys who had just crossed the falls with rock climbing gear. Made for an interesting and enjoyable day.
    Written 20 October 2023
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  • John H
    Newbury, UK41 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It was a lovely but very hot walk down from the ferry as we chose one of the hottest days in September - but the tea garden made a good resting place. The castle is a ruin but well preserved for its location. I found it well worth the assent on the hill but my wife felt that would have been a step too far: despite the heat the grass was still wet and slippy and I slipped at one point on the way down The views from the castle are wonderful and the bay below it was a great place to have lunch and a paddle in the sea.
    Written 28 September 2023
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  • fillyk
    Kendal, UK880 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visited while staying in Oban and were very glad that we did. The centre is relatively small, but packed full of information, so you can easily spend a bit of time exploring all the options. You can tell that the science of oceanography backs this place, but it does it in a very easily accessible for all way.
    There is a lovely little cafe, where we had some toasted sandwiches for lunch - very nice, no complaints.
    Oh, and it is dog friendly - including in the cafe. Our dog received a very friendly welcome, making it a great option when the Scottish weather is not so good.
    Written 24 May 2024
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