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Cape Wrath

Scotland
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Type: Geologic Formations
Description: Northwest tip of Scotland.
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English first
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed this trip enormously. It is excellent that these people put on a ferry and bus so that we can enjoy the last wilderness in Europe. It is not luxury but good honest fun. The road is appalling,yes the ferry crossing is across a tidal estuary which the ferry man John negotiates with great skill, yes you do go... More

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United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Do not be mislead by the web site or brochure. Transport and commentary is shockingly poor and the Ozone Café is disgraceful. Cape Wrath on the other hand is beautiful, spoilt only by the wrecked and crumbling buildings above the Lighthouse and the rusting vehicles parked at the Ozone Café. There is no mention in any of the material describing... More

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Tirana, Albania
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

By the time you've paid the ferry and the minibus, it's £20 per person with no senior discount. But it's worth every penny. The ferry ride (in a tiny boat with a driver who fished for salmon while steering the boat) set the tone. Then a mini-bus for 40 minutes on a road that had barely been maintained since it... More

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Dornoch
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

Travelled with my partner and 3 kids, was charged £28.50 for the ferry over (was overcharged by £4.50 by brochure price, checked afterwards) I thought this wasn't bad at all at the time. Got on the rickety minibus and the trip up was the usual uninhabited, remote stories of haunted houses etc. that humoured the kids. Some good info given... More

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Capewrathminibus, Owner at Cape Wrath, responded to this review

As operators of the Cape Wrath minibus, we are disappointed to read a complaint of such magnitude on this site, before being contacted directly. That aside, it is absolutely the visitor's choice to share experiences publically. Indeed, constructive criticism is always welcome and is where we can learn to change and improve where possible. To that end I would be... More

Winscombe
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

If you like the remoteness that nature can provide, then this is a must for you. I did this trip last year and will be back this September, visually stunning and awe inspiring so don't forget your camera. No need to take drinks or food, get it at the Ozone café, it will be the most remote cup of tea... More

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glasgow
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I would like to single out John, the ferryman, for helping my wife and I to complete our coast to coast cycle challenge. On a foul morning we arrived alone at the ferry point knowing that with only two of us, the crossing was unlikely to happen. It was a wild and wet day on the Peninsula and the cycle... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

There are several problems with what could be a great trip. It is billed as a 2 1/2 hour trip (45 mins each way and 1 hour at Cape Wrath) There is no coordination between the ferry and the mini bus. We were lucky we only had to wait ten minutes at the jetty for the minibus, but others waited... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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118 reviews 118 reviews
48 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Ferry crossing £6.50 per adult return,, first ferry at 9.30am and minibus ride £12 return per adult. The boat crossing takes a few minutes and ferryman efficient. The mini bus was torturous as road so bad but the tour guide/driver John was so helpful and shared interesting snippets of information re army involvement in area, types of wildlife and anecdotes... More

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Acle, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We went on an organised trip with the Association of Lighthouse Keepers. Unfortunately there was a mess up with our minibus booking so half our group got left behind, after the ferry trip across, but they eventually caught up with us at the lighthouse an hour and a half later. Our 45 minute minibus drive was bumpy but the driver... More

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Warrington, United Kingdom
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I took the ferry and cycled up to the lighthouse on my own. I have wanted to do this trip for about 20 years and it didn't disappoint. Took the first ferry of the day and crossed the Kyle in the mist, which stayed low for most of the ride up to the Cape. Amazingly, the mist lifted as I... More

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