Trip Planner:   Europe  /  UK  /  Scotland  /  Argyll and Bute  /  Oban  /  McCaig's Tower

McCaig's Tower, Oban

Designed and commissioned by the same man, John Stuart McCaig, McCaig's Tower is a monument to the McCaig family that was built by local stonemasons. The original plans included a museum, gallery, and a series of sculptures of the McCaig family. However, McCaig passed away with only the outer walls completed. These walls still overlook the water and islands with landscaped gardens in the center. The walls sit like a crown above the city, and you'll find photo-worthy views of them from the town center. Plan your visit to McCaig's Tower and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Oban trip itinerary planning app .
Create an itinerary including McCaig's Tower
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
McCaig's Tower Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
2,670 reviews
Google
4.4
TripAdvisor
  • Well worth a stop when visiting Oban. A short walk up the stairs from the parking area. A beautiful view awaits you at the top. It's also lit up at night so you can enjoy the view during your evening ...  more »
  • 100% sure you should do this wonderful, unbelievable, steep walk. Utterly outstanding views and it’s incredibly amazing the historic fort thing.  more »
Google
  • A must visit while in Oban It has a small car park at the top of the hill next to the tower. However I would highly recommend you take a walking route from the main street below up the hill. Word of warning for some: It is a steep walk in places, but it's not a long route and there are some great little side streets and gardens to admire on the way up & down. Once you make it there are some wonderful views over the whole of Oban, take a packed lunch with you and admire the scenery for a while before heading back down.
  • Gorgeous place and great views over Oban! Definitely worth the walk up if you're fit, or there is a car park at the top if you prefer to drive. Would recommend reading the section in the war and peace museum about how and why it was built as it makes it even more special. Loved it!
  • Build a plan

    Tell us where and when you
    want to go, we will build
    the best sightseeing itinerary
  • Refine it

    You have complete flexibility on your destinations and itinerary
  • Book as a package

    Use our travel agents to get
    package savings and hassle free booking
  • Enjoy your trip!

    Enjoy our 24x7
    on-trip assistance

Popular things to do in Oban

View all >
2.3
Duration: 2​h
4.9
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.1
Duration: 2​h
4.9
Duration: 2​h

Side trips from Oban

4.9
Duration: 2​h
4.5
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.9
Duration: 2​h

Hidden gems in Oban

4.1
Duration: 1​h 30​min
2.2
Duration: 2​h
5.0
Duration: 2​h
4.8
Duration: 4​h

Nearby attractions in Oban

4.8
Duration: 2​h
4.1
Duration: 2​h
3.7
Duration: 2​h
2.3
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Historic Sites in Oban

4.4
Duration: 2​h
4.0
Duration: 30​min
3.4
Duration: 2​h

Wildlife in Oban

5.0
Duration: 30​min
4.5
Duration: 2​h