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Oban Travel Guide

While Oban may translate as a ‘little bay’ in Gaelic, it certainly is a big tourist destination! This charming resort town is found on the west coast of Scotland and is surrounded by mountains, as well as having a scenic seafront promenade and harbor where you can enjoy the fresh sea air. You can also go boating and kayaking to keep active in Oban. The town is known as the seafood capital of Scotland, which means you'll find fresh fish, oysters and shellfish for dinner in many cafés and restaurants. There are also more casual fish and chips shops, offering the Scottish delicacy, haggis. Of course, don’t forget to try some Scotch whisky too!

Things to Do in Oban

Top things to do in Oban include climbing up to McCaig’s Tower. Up at this magnificent monument you can enjoy stunning views over the town of Oban and be part of its history -- the tower was built back in 1897. It's worth taking the time to enjoy a leisurely stroll around Oban Harbor too. You can watch the boats and try some fish and chips, as well as taking in views of the Hebrides. There are also shops and restaurants that line the streets around Oban Harbor. Oban Distillery is one of the oldest in Scotland and here you can try a smoky whisky and enjoy a tour of the facilities.

Best Places to Stay in Oban

In Oban there are a variety of hotels, B&Bs, and guesthouses to stay in, particularly along the seafront.

Best Time to Visit Oban

The best time to visit Oban in bonny Scotland is during the summer months. In particular, June has warm temperatures and the most hours of sunlight to help you make the most of your vacation.

Price and Availability Index in Oban

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The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in Oban is in October, while the cheapest month is in May. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in Oban is in the high season in August. Oban has its low season in November, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.

The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in Oban tends to be Tuesday, while the most expensive day tends to be Monday. Vacation homes in Oban tend to be busiest on Saturdays, while it tends to be much quieter on Tuesdays.

The weather in Oban

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This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Oban. The hottest month in Oban is August, when temperatures peak at 73 ˚F. The coolest month is December, when temperatures drop to 23 ˚F. The wettest month in Oban is September with 10.65 inches of rain, while the driest month is April with 2.46 inches of rain.

Vacation Rentals in Oban

At AllTheRooms.com we have accommodations from all of your favourite providers - Airbnb, Homeaway, nineflats and more. Oban has 1292 hotels, vacation rentals and other unique places to stay, with prices to suit budget travelers, luxury travelers and everything in between. For those trying to keep costs down, the lowest priced place to stay in Oban comes in at $17 per night. On average, a place to stay in Oban will cost you $180 per night.

If you want to stay connected during your trip, then you can choose from over 346 accommodations in Oban that have WiFi. 76 places to stay include a breakfast. Fitness addicts can get a workout in during their stay by choosing from 3 accommodations that have gym facilities. Driving to Oban? Then choose one of the 332 places to stay that comes with a parking spot included. 6 hotels and vacation rentals have a pool or jacuzzi.

If you're traveling with a furry friend, then be sure to choose one of the 166 pet-friendly accommodations available.

AllTheRooms aggregates vacation rentals, hotels and other unique accommodation types from 6 providers in Oban, including 305 places to stay from Airbnb, 60 accommodations from Homeaway and 17 places to stay from nineflats

523 accommodations in Oban have been reviewed: 62% are rated excellent or good. 521 accommodations allow instant booking.

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