#Thursdaydoors – McCaig’s Tower – Oben, Scotland

Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favorite door photos from around the world. Feel free to join in on the fun by creating your own Thursday Doors post each week and then sharing your link in the comments below, anytime between Thursday morning and Saturday noon (North American eastern time). 

McCaig’s Tower, also known as McCaig’s Folly, is a prominent tower on Battery Hill overlooking the town of Oban in Argyll, Scotland. It is built of Bonawe granite taken from the quarries across Airds Bay, on Loch Etive, from Muckairn, with a circumference of about 200 metres with two-tiers of 94 lancet arches. It is a Grade B Listed historic monument. The structure was commissioned, at a cost of £5,000 sterling, by the wealthy, philanthropic banker, John Stuart McCaig. It was never finished as John McCaig died before his vision was completed and the £1,000 per annum he left in his will for the completion of the structure was challenged in court by his family.

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39 thoughts on “#Thursdaydoors – McCaig’s Tower – Oben, Scotland

    1. Not very far, Jim. 100 years ago though, it would have done a good job. I think it’s rather strange that the family didn’t support his vision after his death. If my family don’t build my mini pyramid and put all my books and dolls in it with me, I’m going to come back and haunt them.

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