Out and About
Oban is the gateway to the Hebridean Islands. While it is not on the direct route between Glasgow, Fort William and Loch Ness it remains one of Scotlands most famous towns.
Oban is the seafood capital of Scotland. Yet, our variety of eateries cater to every taste. Here are links to Oban's most sought after restaurants:
Waterfront Fishouse Seafood Restaurant and Bar is located in Oban, Argyll, Scotland serving a splendid array of fresh seafood dishes.
Coast Restaurant, Oban, Argyll, offering an excellent variety of both seafood, meaty and vegetarian dishes to delight everyone.
Eeusk Oban Seafood Restaurant, Award winning Scottish seafood restaurant, Oban, Argyll, Scotland.
George Street Fish Restaurant, Fish and Chip Shop Oban serves the freshest fish every day. Freshly cooked and very tasty traditional cod & haddock fish & chips.
Cuan Mor, Oban, restaurant, bar, brewery and function room with a relaxed atmoshere serving delicious food, fine ales and whiskies of your choice.
Oban Fish and Chip Shop, best fish and chips for take away.
Piazza Oban, family friendly pizza/pasta restaurant on the north pier in Oban.
Out and about
Caledonian MacBrayne Island Ferries
CalMac run ferries to the following islands: Mull (for Mull and Iona), Colonsay, Coll, Tiree, Barra, South Uist and Lismore. Click on the above header to plan your journey from Failte Bed and Breakfast.
Oban Whisky Distillery
While staying at Failte B&B Oban, many of our guests recommend the Oban Distillery tour. Oban Distillery provides a memorable, organized and informative tour concluding with a charming visit to their own shop.
Are you prepared for a peaceful trip just a few miles outside Oban? Look no further! Based just outside Oban Inverawe Smokehouse is a fascinating destination. For further exploration the nearby River Awe has a forest park which boasts several scenic walks and a charming cafeteria for further relaxation.
Atlantis Leisure Centre, Oban. Keep fit and have fun - swimming, softplay, gym, football, tennis, fitness classes, archery, squash, birthday parties, and cafe.The centre is approximately 5 minutes walk from your accommodation at Failte.
Cruachan Dam Visitor Centre
The "Hollow Mountain" is a Hydro engineering project a few miles outside Oban. It has provided cheap and green electricity to the grid for many years. Here you will find a hob of fascinating information as well as a tour of the tunnels..
How about a peaceful walk along the promenade in Oban after breakfast? At the northern end of the promenade, is a remarkable tower house that invites furtherinvestigationof the beautiful Dunollie Castle. Be prepared for a short steep climb from the road and be rewarded by stunning views across the Firth of Lorne to Mull and other islands.
National Kayak School
The National Kayak School, based in Oban offer a wide range of courses to suit every level of ability from amateur to the advanced level. They also provide Sea Kayaking Holidays.