Destination guide

Head to the friendly city of Oban

The island views and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Oban. This city's local tours, kayaking and seafood restaurants attract many visitors, and its welcoming and walkable location add to the charm. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or friends trip, vacation rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.


Sightseeing in and around Oban

Do you want to find attractions to see while you're in town? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that Oban has to offer. These are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Glencruitten Golf Club (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Wings Over Mull (9.3 mi / 15 km)
  • Scottish Sealife Sanctuary (9.6 mi / 15.4 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Oban

Travelers enjoy Oban for its island views and seaside. Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Oban. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Ganavan Sands (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
  • Carn Breugach (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
  • Torsa Island (12 mi / 19.4 km)
  • Loch Awe (12.3 mi / 19.8 km)
  • Arduaine Garden (12.6 mi / 20.3 km)
  • Loch Linnhe (12.7 mi / 20.4 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Oban

Fly into Glasgow (GLA-Glasgow Intl.), the closest airport, located 55.1 mi (88.6 km) from the city center.

If you're traveling by train, make your way to Oban Station or Oban Connel Ferry Station and explore the city from there.

Can I find a vacation rental around Oban?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 518 vacation rentals near Oban. From 216 Cottages to 231 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Oban for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Oban?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Oban. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Oban Ferry Terminal: 345 vacation rentals
  • Oban Distillery: 345 vacation rentals
  • Dunstaffnage Castle and Chapel: 396 vacation rentals
  • Gylen Castle: 339 vacation rentals
  • Connel Bridge: 432 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Oban listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cottages in Oban?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 216 Cottages in Oban. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Oban include:

  • Houses: 231 rentals available
  • Cabins: 216 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 216 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Condos/Apartments and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Oban?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 12 vacation rentals with pool available in Oban. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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