We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
All photos (1,113)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good41%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“worth the climb”(132 reviews)
“great view”(142 reviews)
“steep walk”(93 reviews)
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Top of Oban, Oban, Scotland
Ways to Experience McCaig's Tower
from US$81.60
More Info
from US$60.20
More Info
from US$65.60
More Info
Reviews (2,402)
Filter reviews
2,085 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews worth the climb great view steep walk viewing platform car park oban bay up hill worth the effort surrounding islands worth a visit nice walk town centre interesting history sunny day visiting oban folly views
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 2,085 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago

What stunning views from the top. Having only just looked at other reviews of the tower glad we took the drive up option. Small car park just under the tower then a quick walk to the top. So worthwhile.

Thank Patrick M
Reviewed 3 days ago

We made the hike up to the tower and were very glad that we did. It is a nicely cared for structure and makes for some nice photos, both inside and out. Even in the rain, it was worth the trip. And being free is...More

Thank Katrina W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Well worth the effort for the breathtaking views . Different ways to get up there but we made it!! Free entry. Be careful of the wet leaves very slippy but fresh and worth the climb

Thank Gillian070
Reviewed 4 days ago

McCaign's Tower is well sign posted from downtown Oban ...whilst it is a steady climb up Oban Hill - it also can be reached by car....the view is excellent with Isle of Mull and surrounding landmarks ...the Tower is a prominent landmark overlooking Oban

Thank johnauld08
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very nicely kept tower, there is a park inside with benches. The day I went it was pouring rain, but if it was a sunny day, I can totally see people picnicking or just spending the day there enjoying the nature and the quietness...More

Thank Bluerose979
Reviewed 1 week ago

Want to see a commanding view of Oban and the Harbour? It is just a short hike uphill to McCaig's Tower. Rather spectacular view, even in bad weather. Semi-sheltered inner area to the "ring" - would be great for a picnic on a nice day.

Thank pasowine
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went up on a free day, aptly dressed in set gear. It is a challenge on the heart, lungs and let muscles. With a rotation of 22 seasons in an hour the wind and rain went us back to sea level and shelter. Brilliant views...More

Thank Irene N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

McCaig’s Tower (also known as McCaig’s Folly”) is a 1900 monument overlooking Oban. It is a short walk up to the “Colosseum-like” structure and there is a viewing site so you can see the harbour. There is not much to see except the view and...More

Thank Bill W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nice viewpoint surrounded by an impressive fort-like structure. We visited on a rainy day and there were still nice views but I can imagine it's a lovely spot for a picnic on a sunny, dry day. It would be a great place...More

Thank Laurasaurasrex
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it is worthwhile walking up the hill to this attraction said to be a small copy of the coliseum the views of the bay great so take a camera

Thank David F
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 13 nearby hotels
Regent Hotel
1,135 reviews
.20 miles away
Rowantree Hotel
378 reviews
.20 miles away
Columba Hotel
1,201 reviews
.20 miles away
Perle Oban Hotel
365 reviews
.25 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 103 nearby restaurants
Coast Restaurant
972 reviews
.17 miles away
Oban Fish and Chip Shop
1,681 reviews
.18 miles away
958 reviews
.17 miles away
Julie's Coffee Shop
290 reviews
.15 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 76 nearby attractions
Oban Distillery
2,450 reviews
.16 miles away
Oban War & Peace Museum
748 reviews
.20 miles away
Purdie's of Oban
81 reviews
.21 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
2 May 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Finian48 | Reviewed this property |
It's at the top of a hill and think we probably took the steepest route. You can drive up there as well.
24 May 2016|
Response from Mousey2708 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, unless you have a car then its on foot.
Robert L
23 August 2015|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Neil C |
Afraid not quite a stiff climb. Buy a post card of it and sit in the pup have a. Wee hauf. Bobs Yir uncle 🤓