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Address: Top of Oban, Oban, Scotland
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The best view of Oban

If you want postcard photos of Oban, this is the place to go. Excellent views from a beautiful garden. Beware the narrow winding road.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

If you want postcard photos of Oban, this is the place to go. Excellent views from a beautiful garden. Beware the narrow winding road.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

Views are wonderful particularly if you have good weather as the view over the harbour is amazing. It is also surprisingly peaceful.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

Nice walk to the top of the hill, lots of interesting buildings. The view from the tower is fabulous, I was lucky to have a nice sunny day. Recommended. Peaceful to sit for a while

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Banff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

Once you reach the tower the view is amazing you can see for miles.The tower grounds are very well kept.No litter at all

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

this stunning building deservies much more publicity. stunning views over the harbour, pleasant gardens and free parking, but why not intrepretation boards telling people about the towers history, plans etc?? and very difficult to find your way up to the tower due to poor signange in the town, but the views are worth the drive

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We were not very sure what the tower was and there is mot any explanation at the Tower its self. Had to do a wee bit of research.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

This is a must if you are visiting Oban. A short steep walk is well worth it to see a spectacular view of Oban bay and the nearby islands. An impressive structure with an interesting story.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

An unexpected bonus to an overnight stay in Oban before taking the ferry to Mull. It's not too stiff a climb, and the view is wonderful.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The view from McCaig's Tower over Oban Bay was spectacular, no doubt about it! But the Tower itself is a very, very tiring walk and once up there, there's very little to see and next to no information about the tower itself. But again - stunning view!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Worth a visit, just for the views! Allow 30 minutes to 1 hour, free to visit, nicely landscaped...built by a philanthropist to enjoy the essence of Oban

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