Activities and Attractions
Tourist Information Tel:01631 563122
The Colosseum-like structure, built on a hill overlooking Oban Bay, was the dream of philanthropic banker John Stuart McCaig. The tower is over 100 years old and is a fine example of Oban’s Victorian past.
Scottish Sealife Sanctuary Tel:01631 720368
Nestling on the shores of Loch Creran just a few miles from Oban, the sanctuary is home to some of Britain’s most enchanting sea creatures. There are over 30 fascinating marine habitats to explore, a well-stocked aquarium and even a seal pup nursery which caters for sick, injured and stray seal pups.
Atlantis Leisure Centre Tel:01631 566800
A modern leisure centre with a range of amenities including swimming pools, dance studio and various sporting facilities.
Dunstaffnage Castle and Chapel Tel:01631 562465
Situated just five miles from Oban, this magnificent 13th century stronghold is one of the oldest stone castles in Scotland. The ‘new house’ in the courtyard was to become the prison of Flora MacDonald in 1746 prior to her transfer to the Tower of London.
Oban Distillery Tel:01631 562110
The distillery, which has been in operation for more than 200 years, is located in the heart of the town and can be easily identified by its tall chimney.
Oban Zoological World Tel:01631 562481
A chance to see many endangered species of small mammals including lemurs, racoons and reptiles.