McCaig's Tower

Member Rating 3 out of 5 by hmm... on March 4, 2001

A replica of the Colosseum of Rome. A banker called John McCaig had it built between 1897 and 1900 as a memorial to his family and to provide employment for the townsmen. (Although the locals will tell you that he had it built primarily because he had too much money and not enough sense. And so his name would live on...)It's quite a steep climb to the top of the hill, but there are a couple of benches where you can sit and get your breath back. Some books call it McCaig's Folly.
McCaig's Tower
Laurel Street
Oban, Scotland
+44 (0)1631 563122

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