McCaig’s Tower

Historic Building in Oban

Crowning the hill above town is this Colosseum-like Victorian folly, commissioned in 1890 by local worthy John Stuart McCaig, with the philanthropic intention of providing work for unemployed stonemasons. To reach it on foot, make the steep climb up Jacob’s Ladder (a flight of stairs) from Argyll St; the bay views are worth the effort.

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