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Highlights in Oban
- Fantastic history
- Delicious shellfish tradition
- Island hopping activities
- Sea related town
- Castles and ghost stories
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Holiday rentals and lettings in Oban
After a long day exploring the surroundings, have some rest at your holiday rental or letting. Here you can find from family properties to modern luxury in the heart of the town. Due to its size, Oban is a village that can be visited by having nice walks along the beach and the main attraction is to relax and enjoy a laid-back holiday in Oban.Have an idyllic holiday time
Find superb rentals with stunning views in unrivalled locations. Scenic glens, lochs, mountains, lovely cycle tracks to explore the surroundings and fantastic Victorian or traditional architecture buildings with high quality accommodation at affordable prices. Large rooms, cosy lounges and private gardens to enjoy with your dearest ones. Have a great weekend, a long break or a fantastic bank holiday surrounded by the most amazing sites and incredible landscapes.
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The area and getting around
Oban is between Argyll and Bute on the West Coast of Scotland. It is known as the Gateway to the Isles. In Oban you can explore and discover world-class historical attractions, get to know a bit more about interesting Gaelic culture and spend some time practising exhilarating water sports.A whole area to explore
Spend days touring the Loch Creran, Castle Stalker, the Fairy Bridge or Glencoe in the north of Oban. Heading south, the countryside is dotted with rolling hills, lush green vegetation and fantastic coastal views. There are several attractions you can visit not far from town, among them, the Arduaine Garden, Carnasserie Castle, Kilmartin Glen or Easdale Island. Careful… You might fall in love with Oban!
Travellers and activities
Oban is not just the Gateway to the Isles but also the Seafood Capital of Scotland. Boasting a plethora of fabulous fish restaurants, Oban offers the best selection of fish, shellfish and local produce. This area is linked to seafood since the Bronze Age, as discarded sea shells were found in cave dwelling from that era. Enjoy the Seafood Festival, established in 1995, where local restaurants offer delicious recipes where shellfish is the star of the show.Oban for castle lovers
Visiting the castles around Oban is a great way to explore this area steeped with history. Learn about the ghost with the green dress in Dunstaffnage Castle, one of the fortresses still standing. Visit the ruins of what once was the magnificent and glorious Kilchurn Castle, admire the unusual planning of Carnasserie Castle and its renaissance detailing and visit McCaig’s Tower on top of the little hill in the town centre to get sweeping views of the bay.
Oban, meaning “Little Bay” is a perfect horseshoe shape that offers fabulous and magical sunsets. Come and see for yourself!
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Sitting above a huge rock, stand in awe and admire the mighty stronghold that belonged to the MacDougalls. Walk around the grounds of the castle and admire the daunting walls, climb up to the battlements, visit the three-storey gatehouse that dates back from the 1500s and finally, find the special 13th-century Dunstaffnage Chapel amongst the trees. Enjoy the visit!2. Enjoy the sea
The sea around Oban is the best area to enjoy a sheer range of possibilities with lots of activities to choose from. On the water, you can go on a boat trip and see wildlife, historical sites and a fantastic perspective of town. In the water, you might want to try some more adventurous activities and swim with Basking Sharks, go scuba diving or just take a dip.3. Go to the isles of Mull and Iona
Visit the islands and its spectacular beaches. Mull is Scotland’s Eagle island with white sandy beaches, romantic sunsets, lots of history and amazing wildlife. Get on the ferry and spend a day exploring around the area by bike or walking the varied routes and numerous easy walks. Visit the historical attractions of its six castles, the standing stones, the Mull Rail and the Macquarie’s mausoleum. Iona, the other island, also offers white sandy beaches, a fantastic abbey, the Marble Quarry, the Hermit Cell and St Oran’s Chapel.4. Visit the Kinlochlaich Garden Centre
This old fashioned garden centre sells the most amazing, rare and unusual plants. Spend the day strolling around the magnificent gardens and admire the beautiful display of colours. Have a relaxing morning or afternoon surrounded by a multicoloured atmosphere and discover all the varieties the garden centre has.5. A paradise for chocolate lovers
Do you like chocolate? Dreaming of delicious and tasty truffles, hot chocolate tipped with caramel, cinnamon or cream? The Oban Chocolate Company invites you to pay them a visit and taste some of their delicacies while their chocolatiers work away in the factory. Watch the world go by from the cafe, while having amazing views over Oban Bay. Enjoy a nice ice cream, a scone, a milkshake or round it all off with a plate of handmade chocolates that will raise your tastebuds. It is time to indulge yourself!
FAQs: Holiday Rentals & Lettings in Oban
Considering the average price of £104.58 per night, Oban lies at the lower end of the price range for holiday lettings in the United Kingdom.
According to our most recent historical data, the months that allow you to save the most in Oban are March, January, and February, with average prices of £89.31, £89.38 and £92.21, respectively.
Following the data observed in 2020, the cost per night for accommodation is usually higher, on average, during the months of July (£123.12), October (£122.94), and June (£118.35).
When going on holiday to Oban, it is necessary to be proactive, as 60% of rentals are usually booked, according to last year's data.
According to data from 2020, the months with the fewest housing options available in Oban are, in order, September (with 6.5% of available rentals), August (12.2%), and October (23.6%).
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