new icn messageflickr-free-ic3d pan white
McCaig's Tower, Oban, Scotland. | by jemasmith
Back to photostream

McCaig's Tower, Oban, Scotland.

The hill above Oban features a Colosseum – like structure. It was built by Mr John Stewart McCaig, over a 3 year period from 1897, as a memorial to his family, & to provide employment for unemployed stonemasons during winter. Mr McCaig died before adding the proposed statues of members of his family, but the monument (more commonly known as McCaig's Folly) has been made into an attractive garden, with beautiful views over Oban, the harbour & surrounding islands, & provides exercise to tourists like us, to walk up a long and twisting staircase called Jacob’s Ladder to get to it.


We thought it would be prudent to visit McCaig’s Tower before the Oban Distillery rather than the other way around.

0 faves
Taken on August 5, 2009