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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Scenic Lookout
“Oban's iconic McCaig's Tower provides great views especially at sunset. Worth the hike up the hill to get some photos in the arched windows”
  • 22 locals recommend
Distillery
“If your in Scotland then you need to go to at least one distillery..... hopefully more but this one is on our doorstep!”
  • 21 locals recommend
Candy store
“Highly recommend a visit to the chocolate company to bring back the taste of Oban.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Great Fish Restaurant with a view over Oban Bay. We recommend to make a booking. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Great restaurant run by husband and wife team. Fish, Vegetarian and Meat, affordable prices, good atmosphere, efficient service.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
“A good Fish Restaurant in Oban for fresh fish. It is recommended to make a booking!”
  • 16 locals recommend
Food & Drink Shop
“More of a budget supermarket - but it’s got what you need and plenty of choice. It’s also only 5 min from Tesco. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Very popular with a lot of our guests as it is lively and on the seafront. Good choice of food on menu.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“three hours driving to get there i'm afraid but much on the way and worth it...where else can you get lobster n chips from a hut?”
  • 18 locals recommend
Indie Movie Theatre
“This is our community run cinema. Great atmosphere with great popcorn! Great offers for kids on Satudays!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Boat or Ferry
“Oban ferries connect Oban with the beautiful islands of Barra, Coll, Colonsay, South Uist, Tiree, Mull & Islay. Depending on time of year you’ll find a choice of up to 16 ferry crossings daily with the option of being a foot passenger or taking the car.”
  • 11 locals recommend
History Museum
“Its in the very same building as the flat and gives a very good history of Oban. It is free and staffed by people who know and love Oban.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Fish & Chips Shop
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“Another good chipshop. But I recommend you try the rear restaurant. They allow you to bring your own alcohol and provide coolers and wine glasses etc. Try the muscles in white wine and garlic with fresh crusty bread. Or the fabulous yummy fish curry. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“A family friendly pizza/pasta restaurant on the pier, with spectacular views to Kerrera, Mull and the town.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“One of Oban's best beer gardens. Good pub food and great atmosphere. Regular live music.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Pub
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“Excellent value. Situated on the pier it has an excellent view across the bay and to the islands.”
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Seafood Restaurant
“Great Fish Restaurant with a view over Oban Bay. We recommend to make a booking. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Great restaurant run by husband and wife team. Fish, Vegetarian and Meat, affordable prices, good atmosphere, efficient service.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
“A good Fish Restaurant in Oban for fresh fish. It is recommended to make a booking!”
  • 16 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Very popular with a lot of our guests as it is lively and on the seafront. Good choice of food on menu.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“three hours driving to get there i'm afraid but much on the way and worth it...where else can you get lobster n chips from a hut?”
  • 18 locals recommend
Fish & Chips Shop
“Another good chipshop. But I recommend you try the rear restaurant. They allow you to bring your own alcohol and provide coolers and wine glasses etc. Try the muscles in white wine and garlic with fresh crusty bread. Or the fabulous yummy fish curry. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“A family friendly pizza/pasta restaurant on the pier, with spectacular views to Kerrera, Mull and the town.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“One of Oban's best beer gardens. Good pub food and great atmosphere. Regular live music.”
  • 13 locals recommend

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