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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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  • Well worth a stop when visiting Oban. A short walk up the stairs from the parking area. A beautiful view awaits you at the top. It's also lit up at night so you can enjoy the view during your evening ...  more »
  • 100% sure you should do this wonderful, unbelievable, steep walk. Utterly outstanding views and it’s incredibly amazing the historic fort thing.  more »
  • The view is really great all over the bay and inside there is a well-maintained public garden
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  • A must visit while in Oban It has a small car park at the top of the hill next to the tower. However I would highly recommend you take a walking route from the main street below up the hill. Word of warning for some: It is a steep walk in places, but it's not a long route and there are some great little side streets and gardens to admire on the way up & down. Once you make it there are some wonderful views over the whole of Oban, take a packed lunch with you and admire the scenery for a while before heading back down.
  • Gorgeous place and great views over Oban! Definitely worth the walk up if you're fit, or there is a car park at the top if you prefer to drive. Would recommend reading the section in the war and peace museum about how and why it was built as it makes it even more special. Loved it!
  • Stopped here on our way leaving Oban for Glasgow. Great views of the town and surrounding area. We'll worth the visit. Would like to have hiked up, but we ended up driving. Luckily we drove up early in the morning, so there were no cars on the roads. The streets were very narrow and it was quite the driving experience!
  • Great views, could wander with the dog and take photos down to Oban. Small car park at top was worth negotiating steep and narrow roads as we were going for a walk elsewhere and the steep climb from.Oban would have been too much for our pooch. Spotted the cat. So dogs on leads
  • Marvelous ancient tower should visit there. Spectacular view from here of surroundings. Good for the family outdoors, specially for children to learn about the history of this oban.
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