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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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  • A very good short walk with an excellent view over the town and out across towards Mull. Well worth the effort  more »
  • A short but steep walk from oban tow centre but well worth it. Lovely views and v peaceful ambience overall  more »
  • 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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  • Very lovely views, I wish they had more placards or information signs about the construction of the tower. Its a stunning monument, but no real information available as to why it was built. Takes about 20 min to walk around.
  • Interesting folly. Be prepared for a very steep walk to get there. Fabulous views from the top.
  • Lovely free place to visit. The walk up there is a steep one (although there is a car park for the less able bodied). Well preserved. Stunning views over Oban.
  • Really great views from the top but not a great deal else. Nice for some good pictures
  • Stunning Monument with great views of Oban and plenty of space to sit and relax. Parking is available next door making it a easy place to visit without having to walk up hill to it by foot.

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