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Address: Top of Oban, Oban, Scotland
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We had a visit to McCaigs tower whilst staying in Oban. It is worth a visit, even if only for the stunning views over Oban. but I was left disappointed with the fact I had to use... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Bit of a steep walk to the top but a spectacular view of Oban and the bay once you get there. Could do with better signing from the centre of town.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We had a visit to McCaigs tower whilst staying in Oban. It is worth a visit, even if only for the stunning views over Oban. but I was left disappointed with the fact I had to use my phone to Google what the tower was.. there are no info points that I seen at all.. we went by car so... More 

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Montrose, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Having read the story of the tower before visiting it, we were enthralled by the philanthropy which lay behind this project. It was built to keep local stonemasons employed during the winter months and achieved its present height over a period of five years. The reality is not as impressive and somewhat disappointing. The stonework looks tired and in need... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

McCaig's Tower was an amazing after dinner walk - huffed and puffed all the way there but upon arrival found the views of Oban are absolutely.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Long walk up there but once u hit the top stunning will visit again next year on a sunny day u can see loads truly amazing place to visit well worth a visit

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Guelph, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This is a must see when in Oban. It's a lovely walk up the hill for a fantastic panoramic view of the bay and picturesque town.

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Worth a walk up a hill. Really nice stone work done in the winter months by stone workers that were unemployed off season. Wonder if it will outlive some of the castle ruins

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Not really much to this (some masonry and lawns) but a nice view, especially at sunset. A steep walk from town center.

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Arrochar, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Amazing views out over Oban and the Bay . A bit of a climb up the hill but worth the effort. You can drive if unable to manage the hill.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We drove up and it was a lovely sunny day. The views were excellent and it was nicely kept. Probably worth climbing p to!

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