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10 things to see and do in and around Oban

Here is a compilation of ten interesting and fun activities either in Oban or within a short walk or drive of Oban.

Grey Seal Basking in the sun, Oban, Argyll, ScotlandThe Scottish Sea Life Sanctuary

A short drive from Oban and great fun for adults and children. You’ll see sharks, seahorses, rays, otters, seals, crabs and starfish.

Open throughout the year. Check the website for details

 

Dunstaffnage Castle & Chapel, Oban, Argyll, ScotlandDunstaffnage Castle & Chapel

A partially ruined 13th Century castle situated 3 miles from Oban. With ample parking and a visitor’s centre it’s an ideal day out to sample some of Scotland’s ancient past. Open all year, but check the website for full details

 

The Oban Distillery, Oban, Argyll, ScotlandOban Distillery

Located directly in Oban town centre, learn about and see how malt whisky is made. You’ll be able to sample Oban 14-year-old single malt as part of your tour.

See more details here

 

Basking Shark copyBasking Shark Scotland – Day Tours

Sail out from Oban to see Basking Sharks and possibly other sea life. Various tours available from April to October.

Learn more

 

Falls of Lora

Located 6 miles from Oban. The Falls of Lora are generated when the tide level in the Firth of Lorn drops below the level of the water in Loch Etive. A stunning site for tourists and photographers.

Learn more

 

The Isle of Mull, Oban, Argyll, ScotlandCaledonian MacBrayne – Oban Day Trips

You can sail from Oban to the islands of Mull, Lismore, Coll and Tiree. Regular sailings mean that you can take day trips to these beautiful Inner Hebrides Islands.

Check here for information

 

Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds, Oban, Argyll, ScotlandDunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds

A castle, gardens, woodlands and delicious homemade food.  A great place to visit within walking distance of Oban or a short drive away.

Find out more

 

McCaig's Tower, Oban, Argyll, Scotland

McCaig’s Tower

Great views over Oban Bay and out to the Isle of Mull and the Firth of Lorn. A steep walk or easy drive from Oban town centre.

Find more details here

 

Ganavan Sands

A lovely sandy beach within walking distance of Oban along a coastal road. There is ample car parking if you prefer to drive.

Get more details here

 

Oban War & Peace Museum

Admission is free to this small museum that contains a fascinating collection of artefacts and photographs depicting the rich cultural history of Oban in peacetime and during the war years.

Find out more

 

 


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Christmas Dinner Menu

 Served from December 1st until Decemebr 23rd inclusive.

Canapés

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Foie Gras with Caramelised Mixed Nut,

Apple, Orange Gel and Frisée 

 

Oban Bay Scallop Ceviche with

Creme Fraiche & Mango 

 

Heritage Beetroot Risotto with

Herb-crusted Goat’s Cheese Bon Bon 

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Honey & Parsnip Velouté 

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Sorbet 

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Duo of Salmon with Herb Crust, Courgette,

Spinach, Crispy Parmentier Potato & Lemon Dill Sauce 

 

Traditional Roast Turkey with Seasonal Trimmings

& Pork & Cranberry Stuffing 

 

Gressingham Duck Breast with Truffle Pommes Purée,

Heritage Beetroot, Bramble & Spinach 

 

Roast Ham with Potato Terrine, Honey

Glazed Celeriac, Red Chard & Apple 

 

Gnocchi with Sundried Tomato, Basil & Parmesan 

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Traditional Christmas Pudding with

Brandy Sauce 

 

Red Wine Poached Pear with Mascarpone

Mousse & Dark Chocolate 

 

Frangipane with White Chocolate,

Candied Fennel & Root Apple

 

Selection of Scottish Cheese & Biscuits 

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Coffee & Mints

Complimentary 50ml glass of Churchill Vintage Port 

£49 per person including VAT

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