Around Regent

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Around Regent

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In a very prominent position on the Esplanade, the beautiful 1930's built Regent Hotel is ideal for a short break. Very convenient for the ferry terminal to the Islands. Visit the Hotels Whisky Cellar and sample the local malt whiskies.

The Regent hotel is a beautiful art deco building right opposite the pier on the esplanade in Oban. The Hotel, a listed building, is a mix of Victorian and art deco architecture and boasts stunning and dramatic views over the sea to the Isle of Mull.

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McCaigs Folly

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Oban is a buzzing little town with the ferries for the islands and day trips departing from right opposite the hotel. A town full of history, you must visit McCaigs Folly the most prominent feature of Oban sitting high on the hill at the back of the town.

The Regent Hotel with its unique whisky 'Cellar Bar' which is stacked with over 100 different Malt whiskies for you to try, is a warm and very welcoming hotel, the ideal place to watch the world go by.




Scottish Events

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When we're not dancing to drums and rousing music, tossing a caber or sampling delicious local cuisine, we're celebrating our heritage and culture, challenging the world's best contenders in adrenaline-pumping sports, or donning elaborate costumes for street-side revelry. We definitely know how to party! When it comes to celebrations, Scotland has few rivals in the world of events and festivals.

Explore our mind-boggling diversity of treats in store for foodies, whisky aficionados, music enthusiasts, history buffs, cultural admirers, adventurous souls and everyone in between. Scotland, the Perfect Stage for Events.




Dunstaffnage Castle And Chapel

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On an immense rock overlooking the Firth of Lorn near Oban stands the remains of one of the oldest stone castles in Scotland and the former stronghold of the MacDougalls.

The Regent Hotel with its unique whisky 'Cellar Bar' which is stacked with over 100 different Malt whiskies for you to try, is a warm and very welcoming hotel, the ideal place to watch the world go by.

Built around 1220 by Duncan MacDougall, the son of Earl Somerled, known also as the ‘King of the Isles’, Dunstaffnage Castle was built at the height of the battle between Scotland and Norway for control of the Hebrides and was even once besieged by Robert the Bruce during the Wars of Independence. Its formidable stone curtain still has the power to inspire awe in visitors while Dunstaffnage Chapel, concealed amongst the trees, offers a stunning example of 13th century architecture.

Inside the courtyard visitors will find the remains of the great hall and the ‘new house.’ These 18th century residential compartments are believed to be where Flora MacDonald is believed to have been held prisoner have helping Bonnie Prince Charlie evade capture by the Redcoats following his disastrous defeat at Culloden in 1746.

Very occasionally the property has to close at short notice due to adverse weather conditions or other reasons out with our control. Please check the Historic Scotland closures page for any unexpected site closures




Boat Trips In Oban

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With its worthy status as the most popular destination for holidaymakers on Scotland’s west coast, Oban is a gem of a port town. A day spent out on the water is a must for visitors and each boat company offers something different. Marine highlights and attractions include sighting whales, dolphins, porpoises, otters, puffins, bird watching and even sub-aqua photographing of basking sharks. Here is a selection of some of the best boat tour companies operating in and around Oban.

Whether it’s wildlife watching or sightseeing, Coastal Connection provides all types of boat outings to an impressively comprehensive 15 locations, all over the west coast. They also offer bespoke trips for private charter.

The beauty of taking a boat trip in the waters around Oban is that every outing is unique, so even if you were to embark on a different boat tour for every day you are in the region, you will never witness the same sights twice. Scotland’s west coast and the area around Oban particularly offer some of the richest and most diverse marine life experiences a visitor could hope for, which is why so many visitors choose it year upon year. All the tour companies highlighted here have experienced, friendly guides and will be sure to make any boat trip experience unforgettable.




Ferry Rides

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Many of the greatest adventures start with a ferry ride - where will yours take you? Scotland's various ferry services are a vital life line for island residents, and a great way to explore the unique beauty of these remote areas.

There are also numerous small operators running day excursion trips around Scotland's coast and islands. Find more information in our listings, or check out our tours section for more ideas about what to see around the stunning Scottish coast.




Connel Bridge

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Connel Bridge is a cantilever bridge that spans Loch Etive at Connel in Scotland. The bridge takes the A828 road across the narrowest part of the loch, at the Falls of Lora.

Manually controlled from a signal box, the original crossing carried a sign: "WARNING. ONE WAY TRAFFIC. DO NOT MOVE WHEN GATE IS OPENED UNTIL SIGN CHANGES FROM "STOP" TO "COME ON". RING BELL AND WAIT."




Oban Harbour

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Oban Harbour, with modern, versatile facilities for a wide variety of users, is a busy working port on the west coast of Scotland and is a vital lifeline to many of the islands nearby with Caledonian MacBrayne ferries making regular trips to Mull, Lismore, Tiree, Coll, Colonsay and Barra.

Sheltered by the Island of Kerrera yet close to the open sea, Oban Bay Harbour is open to shipping in most weathers and operates around the clock, handling over 13,000 vessels annually.




Falls of Lora

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The falls of Lora are situated six miles North East of Oban on the West Coast of Scotland. The falls are generated when the tide level in the Firth of Lorn drops below the level of the water in Loch Etive. On the Ebb tide, the seawater in Loch Etive pours out through the narrows which are themselves spanned by the spectacular and historic Connel Bridge.

The currents and waves produced by the flood tide are also well worth seeing and paddling. The falls provide excitement for kayakers and divers as well as a stunning sight for tourists and photographers Because the falls are tidal, they are not always flowing. This website has been established to enable anyone who wants to see or use them to be there at the right time on the right day.