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Things to do in Argyll and Bute Council

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Hotel
“Loch Lomond what can i say an absolute beautiful place to vist. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND 100%. Luss is beauitful..”
  • 89 locals recommend
Park
“In approx 40 minutes by car you arrive at some of the most breathtaking views on Scotland. ”
  • 33 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“SCOTLAND'S PREMIER VISITOR ATTRACTION Breathtaking views, great shopping & lots to do for all the family!”
  • 35 locals recommend
Museum
“A 7 minute drive from The Old Church this is a fab little museum, chock full of interactive displays and games for all ages.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Park
“A 20 minute drive from The Old Church this glorious estate has something for everyone. It is sculpted around miles of sandy coastline dotted with caves, has a fantastic adventure playground for children (and adults!) of all ages and finished off with a Swan Pond, an ice house, flamboyant formal gardens and fruit-filled glasshouses.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Golf Course
“A 25 minute drive from The Old Church, book in advance to challenge yourself on this Championship Course.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Distillery
“Located in the centre of the town close to the harbour this is one of the top distilleries on the west coast go and learn how the whisky is made.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“The iconic McCaigs tower proudly dominates the Oban skyline and offers spectacular views of Oban Bay and the islands of Kerrera, Lismore and Mull. One of the best places to catch the most amazing sunsets with deep red, orange and pink skies. These sunsets have to be seen to be believed!”
  • 24 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Restored mansion and bespoke interiors designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, with formal gardens.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“take a boat trip and visit for the day , take the car and see the whole island”
  • 17 locals recommend
Garden
“Worth the visit just to see the 150 year old Redwood Tree avenue and spend some time watching the Red Squirrels. Lots of different walks for all abilities and a visit to the fernery and cafe should not be missed. ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Museum
“Discover the life of the Clan MacDougall throughout the ages. For more that 1000 years, the Clan Chiefs and Lords of Lorn ruled large areas of Argyll from Dunollie. Today, it remains the seat and ancestral home of Clan MacDougall. The Museum, Castle and Grounds provide an exciting journey of discovery, where visitors of all ages can learn about the history of the castle, the noble MacDougall family and life on the west coast of Scotland through exciting exhibitions and displays.  Do read our reviews on TripAdvisor.   Discover the 1745 Laird's House which holds the fascinating history of the the MacDougall Family and Servants Quarters, including our new exhibition for 2018 "My Dear Papa - A Century of Childhood at Dunollie". Explore Dunollie's enchanting woodland spaces; Woodland Trail, World of Trees, the spectacular Willow Hall and mischevious Faerie Garden. Visit the Castle Ruin and take in stunning views across Oban Bay. Have a peek inside the Weaving Cottage to see a 19th century loom at work. Relax and absorb the atmosphere as you enjoy delicious homemade soup, sandwiches and cakes and shop for beautiful locally made gifts.  ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Nature
“A stunning country park and castle nearby on the cliff top with stunning views across to Ailsa Craig and the Isle of Arran. A former Kennedy stronghold now run by the NTS.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Great Fish Restaurant with a view over Oban Bay. We recommend to make a booking. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“The local Munro! Do a bit of “bagging” whilst you are here and conquer the infamous Ben Lomond. Amazing views and a fairly easy walk as far as Munro’s go!”
  • 16 locals recommend
Bar
“A good Fish Restaurant in Oban for fresh fish. It is recommended to make a booking!”
  • 16 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Seafood Restaurant
“Great Fish Restaurant with a view over Oban Bay. We recommend to make a booking. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Bar
“A good Fish Restaurant in Oban for fresh fish. It is recommended to make a booking!”
  • 16 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“A 25 minute drive from The Old Church, experience lovely views over Troon Marina.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
“It has the best of ice cream in the West of Scotland dressed up in an iconic art deco building. Watch the ferries come and go!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Well known locally, Scott's is a nice place to go for a spot of lunch or dinner in the evening. The atmosphere is relaxing and ambient. There is a good choice of food on the main menu, as well as a light lunch and separate children's selection. The restaurant is licensed and provide a wide selection of wines, beers and spirits. There is also an outdoor dining area which on a summer's evening is perfect.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“This is one of the best restaurants for super fresh seafood is the area, always really busy and recommend booking to guarantee a table.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Food is quite good and not too expensive. Usually no need to book, unless you are a large group.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Great restaurant run by husband and wife team. Fish, Vegetarian and Meat, affordable prices, good atmosphere, efficient service.”
  • 11 locals recommend

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