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McCaig's Tower

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Address: Top of Oban, Oban, Scotland
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Great hike, was expecting an easier view

When you see the tower from the town, you can imagine a commanding view from it's top. When you hike up the steep hills to get here, however, it's still beautiful, but there's so... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When you see the tower from the town, you can imagine a commanding view from it's top. When you hike up the steep hills to get here, however, it's still beautiful, but there's so much vegetation growing around it that the view isn't quite as nice as I'd hoped. Still really neat, though.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My daughter and I needed some exercise and decided to walk up to McCaig's Tower and see what it was all about. The Tower is fine but it was really the walk that was special. I delighted in the views and loved seeing where flowers were growing - they literally grow out of the side of the rock walls. The... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We walked up to the tower to enjoy the view and to appreciate the scale of this monument. It really is worth the effort.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A rather steep walk up to the Tower, but you can drive. The Tower itself is a fabulous structure and garden. but the real pay off is the best views over Oban and through to Mull. If you feel up to it do walk up and see a variety of interesting houses and garden. Hey its free!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Old fortification that has a great view of the entire village. A fairly easy walk up or grab a cab.. lots of local history here as a lot of work was done to employ out of work stone masons

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Thank ArtBoyCalgary
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

McCaigs Tower, accessible on foot and by car. This tower which is within the heart of Oban, offers wonderful views from its arches. There is also detail regarding its history cited in the surrounding garden area.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I know many people talk about the views, and yes, the views are nice, but the tower isn't anything special. The views from the Esplanade are the best. If you want to get some exercise and hike up to the tower, it is a good challenge but not bad. Good filler activity.

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Thank Victoria S
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Its a lovely tower with great views Its a long walk up hill to get there Lots to see views are great All round oban. If youve got a camera. Take it

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Thank BADESTWOLF
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The tower has a beautiful view of the city and the surrounding bay. There is also a nice garden within the tower.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

McCaig's Tower is a great vantage point to look down on the town of Oban and across Oban bay - great views and good place to take photos. It is a bit of a climb up steep roads to get there so not for everyone.

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