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McCaig's Tower

Top of Oban, Oban, Scotland
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“worth the climb” (107 reviews)
“steep walk” (73 reviews)
“car park” (111 reviews)
Top of Oban, Oban, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday

A hike up the hill is well worth the effort as the Tower commands superb views of Oban and nearby islands,

Thank Tailor45
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This attraction has free parking and no entrance fee. Whilst the Tower doesn't take long to view, it does offer a great opportunity to take photographs of Oban and the nearby islands from a high viewpoint. It is entirely outdoors and there is a short...More

Thank Dobsons21_13
Reviewed 3 days ago

This ruin was never finished by the builder/designer. Views are beautiful. Definitely see. No charge to enter, nice walk - straight up!

Thank Snydie_Pants
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It really is worth walking up the steep hill to the Tower. The view of the bay is wonderful and inside is a lovely little garden.

Thank Amy R
Reviewed 4 days ago

McCaig's Tower[1] is a prominent tower on Battery Hill[2] overlooking the town of Oban in Argyll, Scotland. It is built of Bonawe granite taken from the quarries across Airds Bay, on Loch Etive, from Muckairn, with a circumference of about 200 metres with two-tiers of...More

Thank Georgette2324
Reviewed 4 days ago

Parking available in small (20 spaces?) car park at no cost. Steps from car park up to the monument, or access 75 yards away, via wheelchair friendly path. Good views toward Mull and over the whole of Oban Bay. 20 minute visit at best, but...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 5 days ago

This puzzle is clearly visible on the skyline of Oban. As usual, the history is interesting, and the views are not to be missed.

Thank Jill H
Reviewed 5 days ago

It is probably just as well that it is difficult to find because the road to it, up narrow streets with hairpin bends through the new and old houses that make up the town, is hazardous and steep, with barely any decent paring when you...More

Thank CodesScotland
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This tower is located on a hill in Oban, clearly visible from below. It is quite a climb to get there, there is free parking at the foot of it. The walk is strenuous but takes you through a lovely part of Oban with nice...More

Thank Cora B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Take a quick walk or drive up the steep hill from Oban harbour to McCaig's tower. It's under a mile and you'll be rewarded with fantastic views from Oban town to the Isle of Mull and Lismore. Parking is available at the tower.

Thank Stephen B
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Is there transport up to the tower
24 May 2016|
Response from Mousey2708 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, unless you have a car then its on foot.
Robert L
Is it got easy access for poor mobility tourists
23 August 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 🤓