Built in 1897 by local banker John Stuart McCaig, the aim of the tower was to provide work for local stonemasons and a lasting monument to the McCaig family.
The climb from the town centre to McCaig's Tower is well worth the effort when faced with the spectacular views across Oban Bay to the Atlantic Islands. The gardens inside the tower are well maintained and are a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of town life in Oban.
If you are staying in accommodation in Lochearnhead, the journey to Oban is 58 miles. This popular visitor attraction is well worth the trip to experience the view from the tower. We visited on 20th April 2014 when the sky was blue and the views superb. The tower is Open all year.