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The Old Man of Storr

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Address: Scotland
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Best part of our trip :)

Unforgettable experience, and free! Far better than any attraction we paid for on the island! Like everyone has said, if you decide to make the entire climb as we did, take... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Granted we didn't drag our kids up the featureless gravel walk, so never got amongst it, but there are rock falls up there so we never were. There are much better walks to do, and the best views are from further away

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Frankfurt, Germany
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

I'm sure the 'old man' is beautiful to look at and the views are amazing, but for untrained hikers the ascent is quite something. It's very steep and about 2 miles uphill. I suffer from vertigo and since the path is open towards both sides I had to turn around after about 1/2 mile. Unfortunately, there is no sign at... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Unforgettable experience, and free! Far better than any attraction we paid for on the island! Like everyone has said, if you decide to make the entire climb as we did, take proper walking boots, proper clothes and a small backpack with you. The weather changes quickly and the climb can be difficult - although i was being overtaken by small... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Me and my friend decided to get as close as we could, but strong winds and a tight schedule meant we only made it half way. But the cliff/rock formations are amazing here - it really does look like something out of Lord of the Rings; intimidating, yet outstandingly beautiful. The walk/climb is moderate to intense so I advise comfortable... More 

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Perth, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We went up with the hopes of seeing the eclipse from the top, sadly the clouds took over and the heavens opened. Its lovely but being rained out sadly means not getting up it. If your planning on doing it make sure its a sunny day or at least not raining. Its good two different paths to it (personally not... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Just park your car at the road side and start hiking. It's not a tough hiking as my 3 and 5 years old kids have done it with us. When you reach the 3rd gate, you're getting closer to the big rock in front of you and the awesome wide seaview and loch behind you. If you're nature lover, this... More 

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philadelphia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Where good shoes and be ready to walk up hill. The pay off is beautiful rock formations and landscape. Unfortunately for us we had low lying clouds so a lot of the scenery was not obvious . Definitely a nice walk/hike to get your heart pumping . Takes about 1 1/2 -2 hours to go up and back.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

happens to visit during winter season, halfway to the top a snowstorm suddenly arrived and i'm forced to back down because i don't have the proper hiking shoes to brace the weather. however, i got a little peek at the peak of the stones amongst the hails and truly it is one of the most awe inspiring sight in my... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Nice walk. A little appetitive for hike, the view is amazing , it surely worth trying the uphill walk ( about 90 mins.) a must see!

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Perth Western Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

If you don't like walking - stop reading now. While you can see this from afar you really need to park your car in the designated parking area and walk up to the rock. It is so amazing when you get there. Also, don't make the mistake I made and take trainers. Do yourself a favour and buy a pair... More 

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