In fact, this small seaside resort town is well known as the ‘seafood capital’ of Scotland, and any food loving visitor will love exploring the winding streets lined with shops, restaurants and even a chocolate factory!
Sea kayaking and diving is popular around Oban, with a great chance to see porpoises, whales, seals, dolphins and otters. Hop over to Kerrera Island one day, binoculars and camera at hand, and walk to the Gylen Castle or visit the local seal colony there. The Firth of Lorne is a haven for wildlife watching and when exploring Kerrera Island or even the nearby Mull Islands there’s ample opportunities to climb to a viewpoint and take in some magnificent views.
From the Winter Festival to the Festival of the Sea, Oban holds many annual events to join in with too, so check your calendar and time your visit perfectly.