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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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St Andrews, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
24 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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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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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48 reviews 48 reviews
21 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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159 reviews 159 reviews
86 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
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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39 reviews 39 reviews
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We were travelling with kids, ages 10, 11, 13 and 14 (one with Aspergers,) and a wheaten terrier. It was a bit cloudy but the path is well laid out , dry and wide. You only need to go halfway up to see the old man of storr but we continued. About 3/4 way up it become a little trickier... More

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Colchester, England, United Kingdom
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11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Sadly we never got to climb up to the Old Man but it is very impressive and well worth the climb up the Storr ridge to view. Of course it can been seen from various points along the Staffin road and looks so different from alternate angles and in different weather conditions.

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Lossiemouth, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

It doesn't matter what the weather is like, this place is magical. The lights and colours change all the time and it is mesmerizing. Beautiful from both sides but if driving I prefer coming up from Portree towards Staff in.

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Clarkston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

My wife and I (along with our puppy) visited this beautiful attraction today. Weather was excellent, and the climb was challenging but enjoyable. We had lunch just below the Old Man himself and during this my wedding ring slipped off. Unfortunately we did not find it! If anyone comes across it (purely on the off chance) I'd be grateful if... More

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