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Activities and Days Out

There are activities for all the family, ranging from an exciting boat trip courtesy of Seafari Adventures (Oban), a visit to Oban Distillery or any one of thirty spectacular gardens, to the Atlantis Leisure Centre with its water slides, the intriguing Oban War & Peace Museum, and the Oban Seal Sanctuary with 30 close encounter glass displays, the seal pup nursery, and touch pools.

Discovering the surrounding countryside is fun, horse riding with one of Oban's many riding schools or perhaps take in a round of golf at Oban's 18 hole golf course. Oban's Tourist Information Centre near the North Pier is a great place to find out what's going on in the area during your stay. Take to the clear waters around Oban and Lorn for sailing, sub-aqua diving, canoeing and sea angling or cruise to the head of Loch Etive for a unique experience.

A Forestry Commission walk from Lerags Glen is featured on the Forestry Commission website »

Activity Links


Useful website for Oban with activities and places to eat
Oban The Best

Boat trips

Seafari Adventures (Oban), Easdale 01852 300003
Argyll Charters, Oban 01631 563387
Farsain Cruises, Craobh Haven 01852 500664
Caledonian MacBrayne day cruises, Oban 01631 566688
Craignish Cruises, Ardfern 01852 500540
Lochawe Boats 01866 833256
Coastal Connection, Oban +44 (0)1631 565833


Lagnakeil Highland Lodges have arranged fishing at Loch Scammadale, rods are available.
All other fishing is permit fishing. For information about fishing around Oban phone Anglers Corner Oban 01631 566374
Oban & Lorn Angling Club
Fishing lessons at Inverawe, rods provided 01866 822446


Craobh Haven Watersports 01852 500664

Bike Hire

Oban Cycles 01631 566033
Flit Self Drive
01631 566996
Ardfern Cycle Hire 01852 500662

Horse Riding

Achnalaraig Riding Centre, Oban 01631 562745
Ardfern Riding Centre, Appaloosa horses 01852 500632

Clay Pigeon Shoot

Brenfield Estate, near Lochgilphead 01546 603274

Argyll Wildlife Hub Superb new facility next to Castle Stalker Cafe, Appin, with live wildlife cameras and information gallery, wildlife viewing scopes, 4K cinema and much more! Argyll Wildlife Hub »


The cottages are surrounded by beautiful countryside on their doorstep, even the walk to the local pub is a pleasure! Oban is renowned for its spectacular scenery, with many superb walks only a short drive away.
A Forestry Commission walk, within walking distance of Lagnakeil, is featured on their website.
See also: Oban and Argyll walks »


Tralee Segway Centre
01631 720297

Complementary Health Centre

Centre in Oban offering reflexology, chiropody, therapeutic massage etc 01631 567054

Historical Sites

Standing stones near Kilmartin en route to Lochgilphead
Ardchattan Priory, founded in 1230 by Vaalliscaulian monks. Open all year. Free


Kilmartin Archaeological Museum 01546 510278
Easdale Island Museum
Oban War & Peace Exhibition, North Pier, Oban. Free entry.

Restaurants and pubs

Oban has many fine restaurants to suit all pockets. Here are a few to try:
Barn Bar, A pleasant ten/fifteen minute walk from Lagnakeil (1.2 miles), The Barn Bar serves good value for money home cooked food. The menu on the blackboard changes daily and is ordered from the bar. Children are welcome until 8pm due to licence. Breakfast is also available if booked the night before. Well behaved dogs are welcome
Eeusk, Fish Restaurant on the North Pier Oban with superb views over the bay 01631 565666
Piazza, Italian Restaurant on the North Pier, Oban. Superb ambience and food 01631 563628
Coast, situated on George St, restaurant opened May 2004, upmarket restaurant with good food and atmosphere, well worth a night out. Best book for dinner. 01631 5699900
The Light of India, Indian restaurant Oban. Good food, quick service 01631 563728

Crinan Canal

Visit the Crinan Canal and watch the boats go by while enjoying something from the coffee shop.

Castles and historical buildings

Camasserie Castle near Kilmartin
Dunollie Castle, Oban
Dunstaffnage Castle, Dunbeg By Oban
Duart Castle, Mull by ferry from Oban 3 miles from ferry, or by motor launch Duchess from Corran Esplanade Slipway in Oban.
Inveraray Castle 01499 302203
St Conan's Kirk, Lochawe


Arduaine Gardens 01852 200366
Crarae Gardens 01546 866149
Ardmaddy Gardens 01852 300353
An Cala Gardens 01852 300237
Ardchattan Gardens 01631 750274


Bowman & MacDougall Tours (Mull/Iona/Staffa) 01631 563221

Golf Courses

Glencruitten Golf Club, Oban 01631 562868
Dalmally Golf Club 01631 200619
Lochgilphead Golf Course 01546 602340
Machrihanish Golf Course 01586 810213


Ski in the winter months at Aonach Mhor (Fort William). In summer take the gondola and enjoy the magnificent views. Restaurant at the top.

Swimming, keep fit, squash, tennis, gym, sauna, etc

Atlantis Leisure Oban 01631 566800

Oban Distillery

Visitor Centre 01631 564262

Oban Seal Sanctuary

A watery wonderland, teeming with amazing sea creatures of astonishing variety. Outdoor adventure playground, picnic area and restaurant. 01631 720386 View website.

Cruachan Power Station

A fascinating journey into a hollow mountain. Restaurant and visitor centre 01866 822618 View website.


Ganavan Sands Oban
Tralee Beach, Benderloch
Crinan Ferry, By Lochgilphead


Philip Price Freelance wildlife photographer and tour guide
A day's wildlife and digital photography experience on the magnificent banks of Loch Awe, with award winning professional Philip Price. All equipment provided (including pro level cameras), as is tuition, access to wildlife and a Photoshop session. View Website »


Sea Kayak Coaching and Guided Tours Oban & West Scotland.
View website »

Sea Kayaking Oban & Islands World Class Sea Kayaking
Sea Kayaking with National Kayak School is a comfortable and dry way of visiting beautiful wild places. Stunning scenery, great coaching, plenty of wildlife, lots of enjoyment. From 1 to 6 days, suitable for absolute beginners and experienced paddlers, individuals, families and groups. Email info@nationalkayakschool.com to arrange holidays/courses tailored to your needs or call 0777 46 44 660.

White Water Kayaking River Awe
White water kayak courses all summer long in the Scottish Highlands with National Kayak School. The perfect place to learn to kayak, great coaching, 1-5 days holidays and courses for individuals, groups and families of all paddling abilities on superb rivers. Email info@nationalkayakschool.com to arrange holidays/courses tailored to your needs or call 0777 46 44 660.

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