A taste of activities and things to do in Oban while you stay at The Royal Hotel

There are lots of things to do in Oban and with fantastic ferry links it’s also the ideal place to stay to explore the islands.  Known as the Gateway of the Islands you can island hop around the Inner Hebrides stopping off at the likes of Mull, Iona and Staffa.

Surrounded by stunning views of the mountains, lochs and islands, Oban is one of Scotland’s most popular holiday towns on the west coast.  Once given the Royal Seal of approval from Queen Victoria who called it “one of the finest spots we have seen”, Oban continues to this day to welcome and captivate visitors from far and wide.

Ferry Timetable –

Local Bus Timetable –


List of things to do in Oban

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McCaig’s Tower

Learn about Oban’s local history and view the town from a beautiful vantage point.

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Oban Harbour

The Harbour is one of the most beautifully picturesque spots in all of Oban.

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Stramash Adventure

Looking for exiticing activities in Oban? The Stramash Adventure is for you.

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Oban Distillery

Whether you want to taste or learn about whisky, the Oban Distillery is one of the most fascinating thigns to do in Oban.

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Oban War & Peace Museum

Looking for cultural things to do in Oban? You can’t go wrong with the Oban War & Peace Museum.

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Allan’s Seal Trips

Seals are regularly spotted in Obans waters – spot some and learn more with Allan’s Seal Trips.


Glorious Gardens of Argyll

With 20 gardens, some of which dating back to the 13th cenuary, the Glorious Gardens of Argyll is one of the most relaxing things to do in Oban.

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Cruachan Power Station

Take the tour of one of Britians most unique power stations.

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Mull & Iona Islands

If you’re out of things to do in Oban – why not travel to the beautiful Islands of Mull & Iona. 

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Oban Golf Course

No matter your ability, Golf in Oban is a always a great option of things to do. 

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Scottish Sealife Sanctuary

Learn about Scotland & Oban’s extraordinary sealife. 

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Sealife Adventures

See whirlpools, whales and wildlife on a Sealife Adventure boat trip – one of our personal favourite thigns to do in Oban.


There is so many tourist attractions, activities, things to see and things to do in Oban whist you’re visiting the town. Here are some links to external sources which can further extend our information on the best things to do in Oban Scotland.

Official Website

Oban What’s On


Historic Scotland

Wild Scotland



We are happy to announce our hotels will be re-opening for Leisure Guests on the following dates*:

England – 4th July
Scotland – 15th July

Until then, we are currently still open for key workers and essential stays.
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