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Oban Walking Tours

Step out with fully insured, qualified STGA guides on one of Oban’s new walking tours. Scheduled tours meet at the new timber-clad Harbour Building on North Pier and from the Spring Bank Holiday weekend the tours depart at 10am and 2pm on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Private and bespoke tours can be booked for any day of the week and you can arrange that directly with us at Cologin.

Oban Walking Tours offer a lovely 90 minute guided walk along the Esplanade which is suitable for all and a quicker guided walk up to McCaig’s Tower which frankly is not for the faint-hearted as it’s via Jacobs Ladder (144 steps) and some pretty steep roads!

You’ll learn about Oban’s crowning glory – McCaig’s Tower – the town’s ancient past, its present and its role during World War I and II as the flying boat base for the Royal Air Force.

Your guide will share their knowledge of St Columba’s RC Cathedral, the War Memorial and Stevenson’s minor light, Hutcheson’s Obelisk, the Dog Stone, Bishop’s House, Christ Church, the Cathedral of St John the Divine, Calmac, the railway and Oban Distillery. Quote OLTA20 for a 20% discount on all ticket prices for all tours.

There’s an extra Oban Live Special tour on Friday 8th June and the group also offer themed walks – such as Oban’s Built Heritage – with a trail around the Argyll Square from the Rockfield Centre.

Covid 19 update: all Oban walking tour guides are now equipped with ‘tourtalk’ systems so they and their guests can safely maintain social distancing. Private tours are bookable for up to 6 people.

During lockdown local walking enthusiasts created a new website listing local walks for folk to do without a guide. There are some Oban classics such as McCaig’s Tower but also several hidden gems that only the locals would know about. So if you fancy trying out some of these walks for yourself then check out the Wee Walks Oban website.