Floodlit McCaig’s Tower sitting atop Oban Waterfront at night.

This evening, I am posting information on McCaig’s Tower which overlooks the town of Oban on Scotland’s west coast.

Oban is popular with visitors, particularly those who use the town’s ferry connections to the outer Hebrides and Mull.

On a cliff top, known as Battery Hill, overlooking Oban is McCaig’s Tower.This strange, and unfinished edifice, is modelled on the Coliseum in Rome. It was constructed in 1897 by local banker, John Stuart McCaig for the dual purpose of providing a monument to his family and work for unemployed local stonemasons but was never finished due the premature death of J.S.McCaig.

Today, the tower is a family friendly visitor site which is also used for Pipe Band displays and other local events. Access is free and available to all throughout the year with key attraction being the superb views over Oban Harbour to Isle of Mull.

Whenever possible I include this site in my tours to Oban and the West of Scotland.

View of Oban Harbour from McCaig’s Tower

Entrance to McCaig’s Tower, Oban, Scotland

Entrance to McCaig’s Tower, Oban, Scotland

Interior of McCaig’s Tower, Oban, Scotland

Entrance to McCaig’s Tower, Oban, Scotland

Internal view of McCaig’s Tower, Oban, Scotland

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