As the “gateway to the isles” the picturesque seaside town of Oban deserves its own page.

Many people pass through the town when travelling to and from the islands. Many islanders also come here for shopping or other services that aren’t available on the islands (such as the hospital).

It’s a foodie destination in its own right, with a wide array of hotels, bars, restaurants and shops selling Hebridean seafood.

A number of venues have stunning views of the harbour and the sun setting over Kerrera, Lismore and the Isle of Mull in the distance.

Seafood Directory

D Watt & Sons
Officially Oban’s oldest family business, this little fishmongers sits just off the Railway Pier (where you embark the ferry) serving a selection of fresh fish including salmon, crab, mussels, langoustines, oysters, trout, sole, haddock, halibut, monkfish, cod and more.
The Railway Pier, Oban, PA34 4LW
01631 562358

Hebrides Cruises
Specialist seagoing wildlife cruises guiding guests through the unspoilt wildernesses of breath-taking beauty throughout the Hebrides, serving onboard catering with local seafood.
Craigard, Connel, Oban, PA37 1PT
Wild Scotland page