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The Old Man of Storr

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Address: Scotland
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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3-Day Isle of Skye Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh

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Easy uphill walk for a great scenic view

Situated a short drive from Portree, it is one of the best choices to get a great view without having to do difficult climbing. There isn't really much parking space at rush times.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Vantaa, Finland
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Vantaa, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Situated a short drive from Portree, it is one of the best choices to get a great view without having to do difficult climbing. There isn't really much parking space at rush times.

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alloway nj
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

My husband, Daughter and I had a brilliantly clear and sunny day in April when we visited this area in Scotland on Easter. It is one of the most memorable stops on our 2 week road trip. After traveling through picturesque Portree we wound our way up the coast on A82, and people were already parked and hiking about 10... More 

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New Bern, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We drove by here in the middle of the day and saw the miles of cars parked along the route. We came back by after dinner and were one of only a couple of cars in the lot. It's quite a hike, lots of stairs and a steep ascent, but it's worth it. The scenery up there is unexpected and... More 

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Aberdeenshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We had hoped to see the Old Man of Storr from the road, as is apparently possible, but our day was rainy and cloudy, with low mist probably obscuring this famous Skye landmark. With major mobility issues, the walk was totally out of the question for me, so hopefully we'll see it next time! The people we spoke to in... More 

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Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

You can take a photo from the road or go walking. Either way it is worth going. Follow the road out of Potree A855 and you can't miss it. Large parking area

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Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Approaching this scene it looks unimpressive. Then when you get closer it comes in to its own. A stark contrasting landscape. Wild and beautiful meandering waterway, heather and rugged mountains, on a huge scale. Old Man of Storr well worth the short drive out of town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

On a beautiful clear day, this place is stunning and atmospheric. I walked it with my Labrador around 9 a.m. and I couldn't believe the amount of people that were just starting to climb it when I was descending! Get there early if you want peace to suck up the atmosphere. The walk is a bit strenuous in places, but... More 

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Columbus,GA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The Old Man of Storr is a strange looking rock formation just out from Portree. There is a trail that leads you up the mountain for a better view, WARNING! THis is where the Old Man gets tricky. If there is fog or mist around don't bother climbing the trail, because when you scale the heights, the Old Man will... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

My guide told me that it take 45 minutes just to get to the base. Also it is illegal to climb this mountain. However you see tourist climbing as there is no one to stop them. We just parked by the road and took a good look around. That was enough for me.

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Maybole, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Great simple trek up to the rock and views are fantastic – the day we went there was a lot of mist but it cleared eventually and we were rewarded with incredible views once we reached the rock. Would recommend this for anybody who appreciates a good view.

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