Oban has long been known as ‘the Gateway to the Isles’ – a picturesque town sitting round a bay overlooking the island of Kerrera, but there is more to Oban than just a ferry port. There are great sea food restaurants. A programme of events and festivals throughout the year. Oban is a popular destination for sailors there are moorings across at Kerrera and a marina at Dunstaffnage. The coast round Oban and Lorn offers some of the best sailing in the world, beautiful scenery, quiet moorings as well as marinas.
To the south of Oban lies Easdale Island, home to the World Stone Skimming Championships held in August each year.
The area is steeped in history and there are plenty of castles to be seen from Dunstaffnage Castle, Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds, at Oban to Castle Stalker up by Appin.
The area is a natural playground and offers plenty to keep the visitor busy offering walking, cycling, fishing, sailing, kayaking, diving, climbing and so much more.
The natural world also provides a fantastic larder which the restaurants in and around Oban make full use off with many award winning restaurants to be found, there is no shortage of excellent places to eat.