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The Old Man of Storr

Scotland
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Ranked #9 of 39 attractions in Isle of Skye
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Singapore, Singapore
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

nice place geography in scotland is always beautiful no matter where u are but the Old Man of Storr is one which literally stands out then again, thats all there is to it too, a rock that stands out if only there were more legends related to it

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Sweden
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8 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The whole family (kids 5, 7 and 12 years old) made it all the way to this large rock formation, except for the very last part which was very steep with lots of loose stones. The views from the top of the path were breathtaking, and so was the walk. It is not far, but quite steep so I recommend... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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56 reviews 56 reviews
27 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

We decided to take a walk after lunch, and we certainly did not regret it. The attraction is about 10 minutes drive form Portree. It was not an easy walk, but we found it real satisfying when we reached the top. The view was awesome. Th kids enjoyed the walk too. Allow for at least 2 hours for a slow... More

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Санкт-Петербург, Россия
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Though it takes time it's worth your efforts. 1,5-2 hours of middle grade trekking brings you to the top of rocks hidden in clouds. Picturesque views on lakes, Skye shore and Old man itself.

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St Andrews, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
25 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Mind you, if you're on Skye you can't really miss it! Definitely worth a day to climb up there and see it up close. I climbed up quite a way above to get some cracking photographs.

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UK
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58 reviews 58 reviews
10 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This is an unpleasant slog up the hill and when you get to the Old Man himself, the ground becomes so difficult to negotiate (and downright dangerous in parts) that many people just give it a miss and climb on to the next ridge nearby. Scenically the bottom half of the walk is a mess because of felled trees.

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Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
21 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The Old Man of Storr is in essence an oddly shaped rock formation at the end of a longish walk. There isn't much more to it so if you like that sort of thing then you will enjoy this as it is quite interesting; if it isn't for you then there is little interpretation to hold your attention. The car... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

During our first trip to Skye, we only drove by the Old Man, but on our most recent trip, we made sure to actually stop and take the time to explore the area. Parts of the path can be a little steep, and if you're not used to hiking, might be a little difficult or require a few more rest... More

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Havre de Grace, Maryland, United States
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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I loved this short hike up to such a fantastic view and really cool structures! and when I went up there it was very quiet and my friend and I were the only ones up there.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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20 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We stopped on the road and watched the light change over this rock formation, and took the opportunity to take photos in different lights. I imagine for those who want to climb it it is quite a challenge. You can see it for miles

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