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McCaig's Tower

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Address: Top of Oban, Oban, Scotland
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US$55.83*
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Oban and the West Highlands Day Trip from Glasgow
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Tremendous location with a breathtaking view!

First of all, the Tower is on the very top of the hill, which can be tricky to get up and find parking but this is usually not a problem. This mostly quiet location boasts some... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Kirkconnel, United Kingdom
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Kirkconnel, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

First of all, the Tower is on the very top of the hill, which can be tricky to get up and find parking but this is usually not a problem. This mostly quiet location boasts some of the nicest views I've seen. On a clear day you would be daft not to visit here!

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Andover, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We popped up to the Tower at the end of a day visit to Oban, so drove up to the Tower. Amazing construction and fasinating to read its history. Great views over Oban harbour from the windows

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Monifieth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting, and from the summit you a some beautiful views. From there you have the full vista of Oban and the Bay. You can also view the many varied sailing craft upon the glinting water

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If the weather is good this is a great place to visit although if you walk up there are 144 steps to climb but the view is worth it.

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North Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

About a 20 min stroll uphill from the train station. It would be glorious on a clear day so a 4/5 only because the weather was a bit misted over. Special mention to the tabby cat sitting guard at the entrance...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We got there quite early in the morning ( around 9am - you will see how early this is when you get here!!! ) cause we had a busy day ahead... While we were reading the memo about it, on the base, this fat and cute and amazing cat showed up and started to "literally guide" us around.... Of course... More 

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Oban, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not having been for some time, we decided when the weather was semi-decent one day at the end of December to walk up to McCaig's Tower and enjoy the view, which is exactly what we did. It's amazing how much time passes just watching activity in the bay.

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Daventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place, great views, free entry and there is free stay car park close by it. can walk from town, but town parking can be busy.

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Thank sijo469
North East Scotland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Imposing presence from the town centre and fantastic views once you get there. However, doesn't have much else going for it particularly during a rain soaked, dark day in December. Oban has very few quality hotels and restaurants and needs to seriously up it's game or else tourists will pass it by.

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A good place to get some good views of Oban town and beyond to the islands. I thought the walk up from the town centre would be a bit of an effort but found it much easier than expected. The views were nice, but not spectacular in my opinion.

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