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Address: Top of Oban, Oban, Scotland
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Hell of a disappointment when you get to the top!

Hard and punishing walk to get to the top and when you do get there, there is nothing but a small grassy area inside the tower. Stunning views from the top, but you can get that... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Hard and punishing walk to get to the top and when you do get there, there is nothing but a small grassy area inside the tower. Stunning views from the top, but you can get that almost anywhere in Oban anyway!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

The climb to the top was worth it . Take a camera and soak up the outstanding views over the water. Perfect in summer or winter.

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Burton on Trent
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Fantastic view from the tower and the gardens are well tended but if you walk from town its a good climb up a few hills.

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Overlooking Oban, in Argyll, Scotland, this magnificent stone building was started to be built in 1897 and stopped in 1902 by John Stuart McCaig and was planned to be a building to house portraits and was supposed to have a central wall structure, but work stopped when he died. you can drive to the car park at the top of... More 

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We walked up with our 3 year old, who walked the whole way. It is quite steep but it's not far from town. The building is pretty ugly and out of place (being modelled on Roman architecture it's pretty out of place in a Scottish village next to the sea!) However, it has a viewing platform which has a bench... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Travelled up the hill by car as we did not fancy an "Eddie the Eagle" type slanty 45 degree walk up the hill.The monument has ample car parking and so no real hassle. The area has some very nice gardens inside the structure and a very good vantage point for a view of Oban. OK, I suppose but I think... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Steep walk p to McCaigs tower, but beautiful views when you arrive. Can also get a City Bus tour that stops there. Nice to have a picnic there if sunnier.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

With our ferries cancelled over to Craignure we took the mini hike up to see McCaig's Tower & it didn't disappoint. Built for seemingly no purpose other than to keep villagers busy during a time of hard economic status it was nonetheless a charming view.

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Actually you don't have to climb at all -there is a car park only yards away. This folly is on Oban's skyline and is a hollow circular building, the interior of which is a well-kept public park. Superb views.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Well worth the walk, and on fine days the view is breathtaking. Can be busy at times, but there's plenty of space.

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