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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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  • McCaig's Tower (or Folly, as it is more usually known) provides Oban with a dramatic landmark. You can walk or drive up to it and it provides excellent outlooks to the West. However, it is an empty sh...  more »
  • If you're in Oban at any time, get yourself up the (steep) hill to McCaig's Tower just to admire the fantastic views of the town and views over Kerrera to Mull. Amazing.  more »
  • Well worth a visit for the great views of Oban. You can drive virtually to the base of grounds if you don't fancy the walk up. Lots of good photo opportunities and it's free to walk round.  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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