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McCaig's Tower

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Address: Top of Oban, Oban, Scotland
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Great viewing point

You can see the tower from most spots in Oban, it is a great viewpoint especially when you can spot an amazing sunset happening

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

You can see the tower from most spots in Oban, it is a great viewpoint especially when you can spot an amazing sunset happening

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Maybe better on a nicer day as you get views right out over the bay. Not that hard to get to. Nothing else to the monument than you can see from the town.

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Irvine, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

visited this monument at the end of our stay went up by car as the hills and streets leading up to it were too steep for me to climb but the view once reached was superb well worth the trek.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We took a walk up to the tower from the main street in Oban. There are a series of steps to get you up the most of the hill and then it is a short walk to the monument. The tower has some stunning views and the gardens within are very well maintained, definitely work the trek. (Though we didn't... More 

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Port Hardy, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed a walk about McCaig's tower and the interesting story that goes with it. The views were nice, it was close to downtown, easy to find, and best of all - it's free!

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Thought we'd take a quick drive up to the tower and discovered a great view point for amazing views of the coast and Islands. Free to park. Free to visit.

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Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

It was a nice walk up the Hill towards the Tower. Great view of Oban and the sea. Nice place to sit down.

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Ayrshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Walked up to the tower, well worth the steps up all 160 ish of them from the street, views great.. just a pity it was not completed would loved to have seen that...

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Greater Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Great views out to the isles, an interesting story attached to the building of the tower, and a peaceful garden setting

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

McCaig's Tower was nice for a short walk to kill time. The view is very nice but if you don't have time I would skip it.

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Address: Top of Oban, Oban, Scotland
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Argyll and Bute  >  Oban

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