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Oban is a small town in the western Highlands of Scotland, located on the Firth of Lorn. It is a popular tourist destination, with stunning views of the surrounding hills and islands, and a bustling harbour. The town has a population of around 8,500 and is known as the ‘Gateway to the Isles’, providing ferry connections to the Inner and Outer Hebrides.

The town is situated on the west coast of Scotland, surrounded by hills and mountains on all sides. The scenery is stunning and the town is overlooked by the iconic McCaig’s Tower, a 19th century folly built by John Stuart McCaig.

Oban has a long and interesting history, dating back to the Iron Age. It was the site of a Viking settlement in the 8th century and became an important trading port in the 16th century. The town was also home to a number of important battles during the Jacobite uprisings of the 17th and 18th centuries.

Today, Oban is a popular tourist destination, with visitors coming from all over the world to enjoy the stunning scenery and take part in a range of outdoor activities. The town is also home to a number of attractions, including the Oban Distillery and the Oban War and Peace Museum.

Oban is a charming town, with a unique atmosphere and a rich history. It is a great place to visit for a relaxing holiday, with plenty to see and do.

Excursion tips for a day in Oban

As a tourist in Oban, Great Britain, there are plenty of activities to enjoy in a single day. Here are some of the most popular activities:

1. Visit the Oban Distillery and take a tour to learn about the history of whisky production in Scotland.

2. Take a boat tour around Oban Bay and enjoy the stunning views of the town, the harbor, and the islands.

3. Hike to the summit of McCaig’s Tower and take in the beautiful views of the town and the surrounding landscape.

4. Visit the Dunollie Castle and explore the ruins of the ancient fortress.

5. Go shopping in the town center and find unique souvenirs and gifts.

6. Enjoy a delicious meal at one of the many seafood restaurants in the area.

7. Take a ferry to one of the nearby islands, such as Kerrera or Lismore, and explore the stunning scenery and wildlife.

8. Relax and unwind at one of the many beaches in the area.

9. Check out the Oban War and Peace Museum and learn about the town's history.

10. Take a day trip to the nearby Isle of Mull and explore the stunning scenery, wildlife, and attractions.

Experience Oban with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Oban. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Oban

Oban in Great Britain experiences a temperate maritime climate with mild temperatures throughout the year. In the winter months, temperatures are cool but rarely drop below freezing, with average highs of 8°C and lows of 3°C. In the spring and autumn months, temperatures range from 10-15°C. The summer months are mild and pleasant, with average highs of 16-17°C. Rainfall is fairly consistent throughout the year, with occasional periods of heavier rain. Snowfall is rare, but occasional snow showers can occur in the winter months.

Cruise weather for Oban

Our weather forecast for Oban helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 14.1 °C
min: 10.9 °C
25.9 m/s
46.8 m/s
77.3 %
24.1 m
86.5 %
1,007 hPa
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 17.0 °C
min: 10.6 °C
11.2 m/s
20.2 m/s
82.9 %
24.1 m
81.3 %
1,010 hPa
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 17.8 °C
min: 12.4 °C
13.0 m/s
24.5 m/s
76.1 %
24.1 m
78.6 %
1,018 hPa
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 18.6 °C
min: 10.8 °C
22.0 m/s
38.8 m/s
79.2 %
23.3 m
80.3 %
1,017 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 15.4 °C
min: 11.2 °C
23.4 m/s
42.5 m/s
69.3 %
16.1 m
84.4 %
1,006 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 14.4 °C
min: 11.1 °C
20.9 m/s
28.8 m/s
54.2 %
23.9 m
81.8 %
1,012 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 15.6 °C
min: 10.7 °C
14.4 m/s
24.8 m/s
56.7 %
23.9 m
82.6 %
1,020 hPa
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 18.1 °C
min: 10.1 °C
6.5 m/s
7.6 m/s
44.8 %
24.1 m
74.7 %
1,024 hPa
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 17.9 °C
min: 12.6 °C
7.2 m/s
8.3 m/s
78.5 %
24.1 m
78.9 %
1,022 hPa
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 17.5 °C
min: 13.6 °C
9.0 m/s
11.9 m/s
71.8 %
24.1 m
78.6 %
1,018 hPa
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 15.0 °C
min: 12.8 °C
13.7 m/s
19.1 m/s
86.4 %
18.2 m
92.4 %
1,016 hPa
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 13.6 °C
min: 11.5 °C
9.4 m/s
14.8 m/s
94.7 %
12.4 m
94.5 %
1,014 hPa
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 13.6 °C
min: 12.4 °C
13.0 m/s
19.1 m/s
99.9 %
4.8 m
98.2 %
1,010 hPa
Aug. 3rd 2024 Aug. 3rd 2024 max: 12.9 °C
min: 10.6 °C
11.5 m/s
18.0 m/s
73.4 %
21.7 m
90.2 %
1,002 hPa
Aug. 4th 2024 Aug. 4th 2024 max: 14.0 °C
min: 9.3 °C
23.0 m/s
27.7 m/s
73.6 %
23.0 m
81.9 %
1,004 hPa

Cruises to Oban

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Scheduled ship calls in Oban, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Jul. 21st 2024 Sunday, 21st of Jul. 2024 Seabourn Sojourn 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Jul. 28th 2024 Sunday, 28th of Jul. 2024 MS Europa 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 13th 2024 Tuesday, 13th of Aug. 2024 MS Europa 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 20th 2024 Tuesday, 20th of Aug. 2024 Azamara Quest 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Sep. 15th 2024 Sunday, 15th of Sep. 2024 Seabourn Sojourn 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Feb. 24th 2025 Monday, 24th of Feb. 2025 Scenic Eclipse II 12:00 am 12:00 am
May 22nd 2025 Thursday, 22nd of May 2025 LE BELLOT 12:00 am 12:00 am
May 28th 2025 Wednesday, 28th of May 2025 LE CHAMPLAIN 12:00 pm 06:30 pm
Jun. 8th 2025 Sunday, 8th of Jun. 2025 Seabourn Sojourn 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Jun. 25th 2025 Wednesday, 25th of Jun. 2025 Scenic Eclipse 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jun. 28th 2025 Saturday, 28th of Jun. 2025 Azamara Quest 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Jul. 22nd 2025 Tuesday, 22nd of Jul. 2025 MS Europa 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Aug. 4th 2025 Monday, 4th of Aug. 2025 Seabourn Sojourn 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Aug. 22nd 2025 Friday, 22nd of Aug. 2025 Azamara Journey 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Sep. 21st 2025 Sunday, 21st of Sep. 2025 Queen Mary 2 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Jun. 15th 2026 Monday, 15th of Jun. 2026 Queen Anne 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Aug. 15th 2026 Saturday, 15th of Aug. 2026 MS Europa 12:00 am 12:00 am

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Maritime AIS Data Oban

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