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OBAN

Amongst Victorian holiday boom’s most enduring legacies, Oban remains one of Scotland’s most beautiful and rewarding seaside resorts. The ‘Gateway to the Western Isles’ the town stands within an area that has inspired generation after generation of artists, writers and musicians. From the awesome highland backdrop to the dramatic coastline, the legendary sunsets to the magnificent lochs, it is an area filled with enchantment. Originally a fishing village, the construction of the railway in 1880 prompted the arrival of tourists, keen to see the place Queen Victoria called "one of the finest spots we have seen".

The lovely sheltered harbour seems constantly filled with fishing and pleasure boats and the marina offers plentiful moorings for the visiting yachts and powerboats that take advantage of the ‘all tides’ access. The town itself is picturesque, friendly and bustling. You can shop down George Street and explore the small lanes leading away from the centre; eat lunch at one of the cafes on Argyll Street and admire its floral display. In the evening you can wonder at the illuminated Tower amphitheatre that overlooks the bay from the hilltop above the town. There are plenty of opportunities for excursions including the ruins of Dunollie Castle, Dunstaffe Castle and the Scottish Sea Life & Marine Sanctuary.

With so much genuine Scottish magic to offer, is it any wonder they call Oban the unofficial capital of the highlands?
Comments (13)
29/05/2018 @ 9:19 am
Richard Marcinko
Hi, I am the Harbourguides rep that is updating the Oban guide. The feedback I have received is very positive and the marina is now under great management. Looking forward to producing a really great guide for this sailing mecca.
29/05/2018 @ 8:12 am
Kate Jenkins
So pleased you are back updating Oban. i was there at the end of last summer and can honestly say that there is a vast improvement at the marina. The new management seem to understand the needs of visitors a lot more than the last regime. Oban is such a great place to visit with lovely restaurants and a great sailing area. Look forward to using the guide.
25/05/2018 @ 8:53 am
Harbourguides Crew
We are delighted to announce that Oban marina has been under new management now for a year. we have heard great reports that it is now a much better marina and therefor we are now in the process of updating our Oban Marina guide.
We did receive a lot of negative reviews over the last years about the marina, most of which we could not publish, but we can honestly say that our feedback now is very positive.
04/12/2013 @ 8:49 am
anonymous local.
In reference to Bill from last year's question, in a word Nope.
23/11/2013 @ 9:34 am
Bill from last year
Anymore gossip on the new Marina yet ?
23/10/2013 @ 6:59 am
Takito
Caledonian is by far the best hotel in Oban centre, close to everything you may need .
21/10/2013 @ 9:29 am
Graham
Lovely old Cinema inside Highland Theatre reminds me of my youth.
21/10/2013 @ 9:24 am
Fergus
Cuifal Hotel is only a short drive from Oban an setting is ideal for exploring attractions.
19/09/2013 @ 12:10 pm
Emma and Sue
The Olive Garden is a hidden gem in Oban, always go here when i sail up to Oban.
31/08/2013 @ 7:24 am
The Fleetwood Crew
Great night out at Aulays last night.
26/06/2013 @ 7:24 am
Mike and the lads
Olive Garden is still a great place to eat, went a few years ago passing through Oban and managed to find it again.
Thanks.
26/06/2013 @ 7:24 am
Mike and the lads
Olive Garden is still a great place to eat, went a few years ago passing through Oban and managed to find it again.
Thanks.
18/04/2012 @ 6:43 am
Bill
Was in Oban last year and there was a lot of talk about a new marina in the harbour,anyone know how that is going ?
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Business Reviews (3)
28/06/2018 @ 10:56 am
Optimum Marine Surveys by John Heale
I recently used the services of Optimum Marine to carry out a survey of my vessel. Oli Byles carried out the survey and I found the service professional, informative and courteous. I would recommend this company. John Heale
02/03/2016 @ 8:58 pm
Oban Marina by Andrew Jackson
Disappointing lack of care at this marina. They regularly have yachts capsize and suffer damage during normal winter weather conditions. They also fail to ensure that yacht owners are properly insured when moored or stored on hard standing leaving other owners at risk. Not recommended.
17/02/2013 @ 8:44 pm
Oban Marina by diablo pescador
dunstaffnage marina has deteriorated in to a sham as the management continually depletes the place of its best staff.
customer service is appalling and non existent.
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