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McCaig's Tower

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Address: Top of Oban, Oban, Scotland
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Well worth the climb to the Tower

We walked up to the tower to enjoy the view and to appreciate the scale of this monument. It really is worth the effort.

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cardiff
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Reviewed today NEW

We walked up to the tower to enjoy the view and to appreciate the scale of this monument. It really is worth the effort.

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Cambridge
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

A rather steep walk up to the Tower, but you can drive. The Tower itself is a fabulous structure and garden. but the real pay off is the best views over Oban and through to Mull. If you feel up to it do walk up and see a variety of interesting houses and garden. Hey its free!

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Old fortification that has a great view of the entire village. A fairly easy walk up or grab a cab.. lots of local history here as a lot of work was done to employ out of work stone masons

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Thank ArtBoyCalgary
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

McCaigs Tower, accessible on foot and by car. This tower which is within the heart of Oban, offers wonderful views from its arches. There is also detail regarding its history cited in the surrounding garden area.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I know many people talk about the views, and yes, the views are nice, but the tower isn't anything special. The views from the Esplanade are the best. If you want to get some exercise and hike up to the tower, it is a good challenge but not bad. Good filler activity.

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Thank Victoria S
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Its a lovely tower with great views Its a long walk up hill to get there Lots to see views are great All round oban. If youve got a camera. Take it

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The tower has a beautiful view of the city and the surrounding bay. There is also a nice garden within the tower.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

McCaig's Tower is a great vantage point to look down on the town of Oban and across Oban bay - great views and good place to take photos. It is a bit of a climb up steep roads to get there so not for everyone.

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Worth the climb. Not so easy to find the way on foot. At one point, on the way down I was asked directions by a very puzzled visitor from the Far East; I sympathised, as he had stopped at exactly the same place where I had not been sure which direction to take. A few more direction signs would not... More 

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a bit of an uphill walk or drive to get to the Tower but there is a car park and it's definitely worth the effort. The view from the tower across Oban is absolutely lovely! Make sure you read the history of the tower at the board from the car park as it's quite interesting how it came about.

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