The History of Perle Oban
Explore the 'gateway to the islands' for yourself
Oban is situated in the heart of Scotland and with regular ferries transporting passengers to new adventures on the scattered islands of the Inner Hebrides, such as the Isle of Mull, Lismore, and Iona, the town has been named the 'gateway to the islands'. But this incredible town is so much more than a gateway, and with a rich history that dates back to prehistoric times, there are plenty of fascinating and exciting things to do in Oban.
Perle Oban was once named The Station Hotel and later renovated into The Oban Caledonian. Built for first class passengers of the new railways, The Station Hotel added an extra touch of luxury to the journeys of those travelling to the Hebridean Islands. The hotel offered them views across the harbour, a place to stop for a drink, a fabulous meal, and luxurious overnight accommodation. We have taken Oban's sophisticated past and used it to build what is now a brand new luxury hotel in Scotland.
The local economy of the town has had many highs and lows, but Oban still retains many of Scotland’s local, unique, independent businesses. Oban is known for its distillery that was set up in 1794, a magnificent building that appears to grow out of the cliffs above the bay. Many travel to the town to taste Scotland's finest single malt whisky and experience the history surrounding the distillery.