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All reviews worth the climb great view steep walk viewing platform car park oban bay worth the effort surrounding islands worth a visit nice walk town centre interesting history sunny day visiting oban folly hill views
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Beautiful place takes a good 20mins to get up it but the Veiws are just amazing see over to mull and the rest of the isles. Just a beautiful scenery.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank scottishbird2019
Reviewed 6 days ago

Took a stroll up to the tower one wet February day got some good advice from a local of how to get there. The views are amazing and the information board is very helpful. There are seats available for a relaxing few moments. If it's...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank laura186394
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a nice place for a walk but be aware it’s quite steep, it gives you a lovely panoramic view of the bay.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank alanrodenby
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to see this tower that overlooks Oban delightful view of the town and can watch the comings and goings of the ferries. Small car park nearby.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank S1624AOchrisg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the car to the little car park at the bottom of the brae up to McCaig's Tower. The area is a lovely garden and the views are magnificent. This is worth the effort to visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jan B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thankfully at the very top of a steep hill there are benches and seats to accommodate the weary.McCraigs Tower was buiult by a local banker in 1897. I am told it was to provide work for the out-of-work locals of Oban. Unfortunately the man died...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Christine H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a quirky folly on the hill overlooking Oban. You can walk up to it, but it's also possible to drive and there's a small car park to the rear. Visit on a sunny day if you can, and enjoy the great views over...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank L3K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The space within the monument has the calming stillness of a sanctuary. I sat on a bench and simply absorbed the astonishing sense of peace there. There are captivating views to enjoy whatever time of day you visit. I walked up as dusk fell on...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Annette J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice short walk from the front although steep. Worth it for the views over the bay. Great photo opportunity.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 179lucyb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Worth a visit while in Oban. A short trek up the hill is worth it for the views across Oban Bay. Great photo opportunity’s.

Date of experience: January 2019
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May 2, 2018|
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Response from Finian48 | Reviewed this property |
It's at the top of a hill and think we probably took the steepest route. You can drive up there as well.
May 24, 2016|
Response from Mousey2708 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, unless you have a car then its on foot.
Robert L
August 23, 2015|
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Response from Neil C |
Afraid not quite a stiff climb. Buy a post card of it and sit in the pup have a. Wee hauf. Bobs Yir uncle 🤓