What to do in Oban

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Oban featuring a coastal town

Oban Attractions

Smaller cities have a vibe you just don't find in their larger counterparts. Make a note of all the fun and exciting things to do in Oban before you get there so you can make the most of your break. You'll soon learn that bigger isn't necessarily better!

If you're ready to explore Oban, join a few of the top tours & day trips on offer, and have a local expert show you the most popular sights. Offering free cancellations and no added fees, our top {15 fun activities in Oban fun activities in Oban} are also worth checking out.

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What to do in Oban

Free Things to Do in Oban

A break in Oban need not blow your budget. You can leave your wallet at home if you check out:

Oban War and Peace Museum - Approach the friendly staff or curator and find out about the fascinating collections held at this museum.

McCaig's Tower - Feel like you've taken a step back in time while learning the secrets of this historic site.

St. John's Cathedral - Get a better understanding of the local faith at this spiritual place.

Ganavan Sands - Toss a ball around with the little ones or kick back and soak up the sun at this attractive coastal spot.

Pulpit Hill - You're sure to feel connected with Mother Earth at this awe-inspiring attraction.

Things to Do in Oban with Kids

There's no excuse for the kids to complain about being bored in Oban. Take them along to these family friendly experiences that'll keep everyone smiling:


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Frequently asked questions

What to do in Oban on a sunny day?
A Loch Lomond, Loch Awe, Oban & Inveraray Full-Day Tour is an excellent way to explore your surrounds and enjoy the sun’s rays.
What to do in Oban on a rainy day?
Are there cheap things to do in Oban?
If you’re on a smaller budget, think about adding these affordable activities and tours to your schedule:

What can you do in Oban for free?
You’ll hardly have time to grab your wallet out of your pocket with so many terrific free things to do:

  • Oban Ferry Terminal
  • Ganavan Sands
  • Connel Bridge
  • McCaig’s Tower

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