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Cape Wrath

Scotland
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Type: Geologic Formations
Description: Northwest tip of Scotland.
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Eutin, Germany
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

You´re traveling by a small ferry boat, get into a mini-bus, enjoy the scenery and get a lot to laugh about the comments of your tour guide John. Of course, you can do the tour on your own and start at Sandwood Bay. But inform yourselves about the bomber training of the RAF.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

If I'm honest, I only knew that this was here because there's a geocache here - but what a fab day out we had getting it (if you don't know what geocaching is and are even vaguely interested, look here www.geocaching.com). We arrived at the ferry on the off-chance - the next ferry was at 12.30, which was in 45... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

After riding 70 miles on a mountain bike with panniers at the age of 12, you can probably imagine, the day I visited Cape Wrath was a long one! The 'ferry' you have to get across the Kyle of Durness is an experience! Then the ride through the MOD mine field is like something from a movie! Signs everywhere saying... More

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London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
20 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This is a must if you are visiting north west Scotland although you need to be near Durness todo it and have reasonable weather as I understand it does not always run in some weathers of course especially as you have to make an open boat crossing of t he Kyle of Durness. The boatman is lovely and so are... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This was absolutely brilliant and worth every penny of the trip. It is known as "the last wilderness in Europe" and so it proved to be. Either end of Cape Wrath is owned by someone other than the MOD, but the bit in the middle has crater sites and other interesting bits to see if you are interested in the... More

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Hayling Island, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This is a must for anyone in the North West Sutherland area. My husband has wanted to visit Cape Wrath for at least 30 years and he has finally fulfilled his ambition. The trip was certainly one to remember, from waiting in the rain for the ferry and the drive in the minibus over a bouncy road (putting it mildly!!)... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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253 reviews 253 reviews
88 attraction reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I have been wanting to go to cape wrath since I read about it in Paul theroux's book. That was in 1982 and finally last week of July I got there. It was well worth the wait. The sun was blazing and it was very hot. I had always imagined I would visit in storm force gales or wind and... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

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
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

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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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

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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