Our town guides are all fully trained and insured - and they are local so you’ll learn about their lives here and not just the history and heritage of the area. Find out about the Victorian entrepreneurs who developed the town from its Mesolithic origins. Hear tales of giants, maidens, Clan chieftains and warriors and of RAF officers and crew in World War II. We can vary the route depending on the weather and your inclination to climb stairs or steep hills! We can tailor our tour to take a different route or to end your tour at Oban distillery or Dunollie Castle. The tour ‘stops’ include far more than highlighted - we pass by many interesting buildings and businesses and we’ll spend some time in both Oban Cathedrals - St John the Divine Episcopal Cathedral and St Columba’s Roman Catholic Cathedral. And you’ll learn about Oban’s third Cathedral of Trees. We hope you will join us on this fun, informative and friendly walking tour of Oban.
What You'll Get
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Oban VisitScotland iCentre, Columba Buildings 3 North Pier, Oban PA34 5QD Scotland
We meet our guests outside (unless we've arranged to collect you from your accommodation) and start our tour on North Pier - one of three piers in Oban. You'll learn about Oban's marine history and heritage and you'll see how the busy bay is protected by the Isle of Kerrera.
Duration: 5 minutes
Pass By: Oban Distillery Stafford Street, Oban PA34 5NH Scotland
The town grew up around this famous distillery, one of Scotland's smallest and oldest. If you want to a tour we can arrange this but there's no time on the walking tour for a dram!
Pass By: McCaig's Tower, Top of Oban, Oban Scotland
This iconic ruin dominates Oban's sky line. We can guide you up through the steep streets above the town to enjoy stunning views out from the tower's dramatic lancet windows or we can simply point out the tower and tell you all about its history.
Stop At: Oban War & Peace Museum, Oban Times Buildings Corran Esplanade Old Oban Times Building, Oban PA34 5PX Scotland
Housed in the old Oban Times building on the Esplanade this wee museum is worth exploring but we'll tell you stories of Oban's role during World War II as a flying boat base. We usually advise our guests to return at your leisure for a visit.
Duration: 5 minutes
Stop At: Saint Columba Cathedral, Corran Esplanade, Oban PA34 5AB Scotland
One of two cathedrals in Oban, this pink granite building is named after the Celtic missionary famed for the sacred Isle of Iona. Learn about it's history and heritage. We also visit St John the Divine Cathedral of the Scottish Episcopal church on George Street - a very different building but with an equally interesting story.
Duration: 10 minutes
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Transportation is wheelchair accessible
- Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
- If we take the carriage drive route to Dunollie then this path is not asphalt so care is required.
- If we walk up to McCaig's Tower then the route is steep - there are many steps if we use the short cut at Jacob's ladder. Views of McCaig's are possible without visiting if guests do not wish to walk uphill.
- Most travelers can participate
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- We can provide wireless audio headsets for large groups. These are not normally required for smaller groups.
1 hour 30 minutes
Returns to original departure point
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The Fine Print
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