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McCaig's Tower, Oban

Designed and commissioned by the same man, John Stuart McCaig, McCaig's Tower is a monument to the McCaig family that was built by local stonemasons. The original plans included a museum, gallery, and a series of sculptures of the McCaig family. However, McCaig passed away with only the outer walls completed. These walls still overlook the water and islands with landscaped gardens in the center. The walls sit like a crown above the city, and you'll find photo-worthy views of them from the town center. Plan your visit to McCaig's Tower and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Oban trip itinerary planning app .
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  • August 21, 2017
    A very good short walk with an excellent view over the town and out across towards Mull. Well worth the effort  more »
  • August 20, 2017
    A short but steep walk from oban tow centre but well worth it. Lovely views and v peaceful ambience overall  more »
  • August 19, 2017
    The structure is visible from many points in Oban, and what you see from far away is what you get when you are close. The view of the town and the bay from the tower is the real reason to go there. It...  more »
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  • Fantastic views over Oban & the harbour. Well worth the walk or the drive thru tiny, twisty, windy, narrow streets
  • Fabulous fun walks around narrow streets with superb photographic opportunities. Stunning blue sea views of Lismore island lighthouse, Kerrera island boat club, Oban harbour, Oban distillery... just too much to mention. Especially love the scenes of Mull's snow capped mountains!
  • Great views of oban and the sea as well as it's backstory
  • Great view and completely free. Been up in the middle of the night. Due to next to no light pollution, you can see thousands of stars.
  • This site offers fantastic viewing areas of the surrounding areas including the many islands off the coast.

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Oban's lodging options are scattered around the harbor and surrounding hills. B&Bs and inns in the main city square are convenient for sightseeing. Self-catering apartments and cottages dot the hillsides and offer views over the harbor and town. Visit the website of the town's tourism association to find and book seasonal deals on accommodations.
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