Sitting on the North Pier, overlooking the scenic islands and Oban Bay, the Columba is a land mark hotel offering fantastic three star accommodation in the heart of Oban. It is a perfect location to explore the vibrant seaside town which has so much to offer.
Oban is commonly known as the ‘Gateway to the Islands’ and with frequent ferry links to the many isles it is an ideal base for exploring Kerrera, Mull, Lismore and of course the mountains of Morven to name but a few.
The Columba’s Victorian charm offers a warm welcome to locals and travellers alike. Our attentive staff will ensure your stay is everything you could wish for. Whether you are looking for a short break or a relaxing long stay the Columba is ideal. The hotel is home to 49 well-appointed bedrooms, many boasting of wonderful hill views, sea views and refurbishment.
Oban itself has a host of wonderful attractions, and things to do - for singles, couples, families and groups. Visit our leisure travel section for our complete guide. Meanwhile here are just some of the highlights:-
Island Trips and Tours – With direct ferries to Mull, Coll, Tiree, Barra, South Uist, Colonsay, Lismore and Islay- The Caledonian MacBrayne operates an extensive service from Oban. With regular daily sailings for foot passengers and car service you won’t know where to visit first!
Oban Whisky Distillery – From mountain to lowland and island to glen, you’ll find beautifully sited distilleries still dispensing individual charm, history and the local ’water of life’. All waiting to be discovered, wherever you are in Scotland.
Oban’s War and Peace Museum – The museum contains a fascinating collection of artefacts memorabilia and photographs depicting the rich cultural history of the busy port town and its people including the war years when RAF Flying Boats operated from the bay.
McCaig’s Tower – Dating back to 1897, visit the coliseum-esque structure, stroll the stunning gardens and take in the most memorable of views. A sight surely not to be missed!
Seafari Adventures – Scotland’s Foremost Sea life Adventure Boating Specialists offers exhilarating and exciting wildlife trips on the Firth of Lorn, a stunning location with an array of marine wildlife. Day trips to Iona and Staffa, Colonsay and the Garvellachs.
Scottish Sea life Sanctuary – See Seals Otters and native salt water animals up close without getting wet at Oban’s top attraction!
National Kayak School- Experience Sea Kayaking & White water kayaking with the experts. Guiding & coaching, Outfitting/ Rental Oban area and the Hebrides since 1978
Dunstaffnage Castle – A stunning sight, steeped in history offering visitors a glimpse into Scotland’s past.
Inverawe Smokery and Country Park- This visitor’s centre is a must-see in Argyll. Inverawe boasts a traditional smokehouse; one of the finest stocked fisheries in the country, well worth a visit is the historical town of Inveraray
Inveraray Jail – A living museum and top Scottish visitor attraction where real people portray life in a 19th century prison.
Inveraray Castle – Is the current home of the Duke and Duchess of Argyll. The garden covers sixteen acres of which, around two acres are formal lawns and flowerbeds, the remainder being park and woodland.