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Oban and the West Highlands Day Trip from Glasgow
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“worth the climb” (114 reviews)
“steep walk” (83 reviews)
“car park” (125 reviews)
Top of Oban, Oban, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Well worth that steep climb, including the puffs and pants. Not what is expected at all But great views to be seen even or a cold winters day.

Thank Seasonedtravellers99
Reviewed 1 week ago

From this Tower you get a great view down over Oban and to the islands of Mull, Lismore and Kerrera. We went in the morning on a relatively fine day, and it was great to see the town and surrounds in the morning light and...More

Thank JaneoBell
Reviewed 1 week ago

We hiked from downtown Oban up to the tower. We started off following the signs, but somewhere along the way we lost the designated path. We ended up at the tower anyway by walking along the switchback roads. We had missed the long set of...More

Thank lewis314
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Is free, will blow the cobwebs away as you walk up to it, not a very difficult walk, but the views are worth your trouble

Thank Arramattic
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Must be fit to walk up, but worth it, Interesting history . Good central position for visiting other locations

Thank Ann W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The view from McCaigs Tower is stunning. We were there on a crisp wnters morning. Looking out across the Bay watching the ships come back from Mull. Would recommend a trip up to see the tower and also to Oban

Thank Sharon D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stunning views available from McCaig's Tower and an interesting history behind its construction. As we were short of time we drove to the tower car park and walked the short rise up to the tower. Commanding and indeed spectacular views of Oban and the neighbouring...More

Thank John C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

McCaigs tower has one of the best views in the western highlands, over Oban bay to kerrera and the mountains of Mull and Lismore , please don't call it McCaigs folly , the locals don't like that title as it was built to create work...More

Thank Angus M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not really much here - I walked up from the town - be prepared it is a hike uphill. This is a rather unusual place - just a circle or arches. Looks like maybe the original plan called for something else but it has not...More

Thank Ed S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great sight above the city...especially when lit up at night. However, there's not much more to see is you drive up to the McCaig's Tower. A few nice pictures were taken overlooking the city but I could have skipped it.

Thank Katherine W
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24 May 2016|
Response from Mousey2708 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, unless you have a car then its on foot.
Robert L
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 🤓