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McCaig's Tower

Top of Oban, Oban, Scotland
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  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
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“worth the climb” (107 reviews)
“steep walk” (73 reviews)
“car park” (111 reviews)
Top of Oban, Oban, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday

This puzzle is clearly visible on the skyline of Oban. As usual, the history is interesting, and the views are not to be missed.

Thank Jill H
Reviewed yesterday

It is probably just as well that it is difficult to find because the road to it, up narrow streets with hairpin bends through the new and old houses that make up the town, is hazardous and steep, with barely any decent paring when you...More

Thank CodesScotland
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This tower is located on a hill in Oban, clearly visible from below. It is quite a climb to get there, there is free parking at the foot of it. The walk is strenuous but takes you through a lovely part of Oban with nice...More

Thank Cora B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Take a quick walk or drive up the steep hill from Oban harbour to McCaig's tower. It's under a mile and you'll be rewarded with fantastic views from Oban town to the Isle of Mull and Lismore. Parking is available at the tower.

Thank Stephen B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great views on a summer evening and free! Good place for a picnic, easily to get to by car, plenty of space to park

Thank Richard R
Reviewed 6 days ago

I have been to Oban before, and looking up, thought this building was an amphitheatre. Maybe a folly. But this time I looked it up on tripadvisor. It was built to help the unemployed, and in stages. Park at the bottom, and walk up. Not...More

Thank Barrie L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a cheap taxi up to the Tower. We enjoyed the stroll around the tower, particularly the views.

Thank OldBridKid
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love a trip to McCaig's Tower when in Oban just the for the amazing views of bonnie Oban bay. There is not much to see in the tower a few nice plants but the viewing platform allows you to take some great photos of...More

Thank Catriona04
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful views and well worth a visit. If you are not very mobile get a taxi up. It only cost us £3.60.

Thank Diane W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walked up the hill after a wee whiskey tasting. Weather was very typically Scottish but nice views of the harbour. It's a nice spot to chill and enjoy seeing the world roll past.

Thank Joseph R
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Is there transport up to the tower
24 May 2016|
Response from Mousey2708 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, unless you have a car then its on foot.
Robert L
Is it got easy access for poor mobility tourists
23 August 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 🤓