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McCaig's Tower

Top of Oban, Oban, Scotland
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  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
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“worth the climb” (125 reviews)
“steep walk” (87 reviews)
“car park” (130 reviews)
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Top of Oban, Oban, Scotland
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"worth the climb"
in 125 reviews
"steep walk"
in 87 reviews
"car park"
in 130 reviews
"viewing platform"
in 53 reviews
"stunning views"
in 81 reviews
"up hill"
in 21 reviews
"oban bay"
in 84 reviews
"worth the effort"
in 41 reviews
"surrounding islands"
in 25 reviews
"nice walk"
in 35 reviews
"town centre"
in 29 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 67 reviews
"interesting history"
in 27 reviews
"sunny day"
in 32 reviews
"visiting oban"
in 22 reviews
"folly"
in 196 reviews
"colosseum"
in 67 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday

While the views were spectacular at the top; it was quite a hike and I thought there should have been more information.

Thank Prudence09
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This impressive folly has a very interesting story behind it. Fabulous long distance views of Oban and over the water to the islands

Thank CTAlgarve
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Reviewed yesterday

What a fantastic view over Oban Harbour and you will be surprised at the history. Didn't expect that. Oban is one of the loveliest towns in Scotland and have awesome fish and chips.

Thank rafusela
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Reviewed yesterday

We stayed in Oban on holiday and couldn't miss McCaig's Tower. I ventured up twice, first on a morning jog and then in a car. I should point out that whilst there are also steps to the top they are quite steep. When at the...More

Thank Mike D
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Takes a bit of stamina to walk up to this monument but worth it to see brilliant stone masonary and the surrounding views

Thank ages698
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Provided a lovely view of Oban, but it is just a strange relatively modern monument, and not some ancient ruins like you might expect.

Thank Anne L
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Interesting place. What were his intentions when he started to build it? Why didn’t his wife carry on with the building? The walk there isn’t easy if you’re not too mobile,but the views once you are there are worth it. Oban is a lovely place...More

Thank Mick C
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

McCaigs Tower is a folly on top of the cliff in the lovely seaside town of Oban ! It is a long walk up the cliff to the top but worth it for the views ! It had a pleasant garden inside it ! On...More

Thank misterwoo08
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A steep climb up from the town centre but rewarded by excellent views from this free attraction. Interesting shaped tower which offers some shelter on a windy day.

Thank Christine H
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Highly recommend coming to visit. A great place for pictures with picturesque views. You get a sense of how the place was run during the time. The tower is historic and worth seeing.

Thank Nancy B
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FIFINorfolk
May 2, 2018|
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Response from Finian48 | Reviewed this property |
It's at the top of a hill and think we probably took the steepest route. You can drive up there as well.
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johnmargandrew
May 24, 2016|
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Response from Mousey2708 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, unless you have a car then its on foot.
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Robert L
August 23, 2015|
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Response from Neil C |
Afraid not quite a stiff climb. Buy a post card of it and sit in the pup have a. Wee hauf. Bobs Yir uncle 🤓
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