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The Old Man of Storr

Scotland
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Ranked #10 of 40 attractions in Isle of Skye
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Coolangatta, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

We found this a great walk/climb and not too challenging. We got such a thrill to climb up through the mist/low-lying clouds and find ourselves feeling high up overlooking clouds. It was a great thrill and an experience we shall long remember.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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248 reviews 248 reviews
120 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The climb to the Old Man of Storr is well worth it for the views it affords across the loch and beyond. The gradient is a little steep in places but not that difficult, in fact quite a few young children were walking the path when we were there. It is advisable to take/wear waterproof clothing as the weather in... More

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Warwick, England
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Another bucket list ticked off - did this early evening to avoid the crowds - this was a good decision - lovely up there. Views amazing - completed with the family and dogs. I would still make sure you have right walking shoes and the waterproofs - I see too many people walking up in flip flops etc - just... More

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

not for people with any mobility problems as its a very steep trail , need good foot wear as it can get tricky on way down. enjoyed it !

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

My memory of the Isle of Skye as a child was that it was wet! This visit dispelled that view with probably the best views I have ever seen. The Old Man is a magnificent rock formation and the ancient land slid gives it a great setting. Having our picnic lunch sitting on the grass looking out over the inner... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I could only imagine how amazing this would have been with a clearer sky...so now I have a good reason to go back...

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Fraserburgh, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We wanted to climb up to The Old Man of Storr and that is what we did, it is quite a way up and you need to take care, there was a few muddy area so the correct shoes/boots are needed, not saddles. It is well worth the climb for the views, it was at the base of the rock... More

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Oslo, Norway
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Parking at the car park by the road, walking along a well worn path up to The Old Man of Storr, it was incredible to see all the people who had had the same idea. But when we finally reached the top, it was very nice. The views over Raasay, Rona, the mainland and of course, the south-westerly part of... More

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Tarxien, Malta
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We only went there for the view and did not hike since the day was full up with activities (thus the recommended length of visit). However It was worth the visit. The view is breath taking and even the geological aspect of the hill is unique.

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Well worth the climb to get up close. Very atmospheric, shame there's so much tree felling going on around this beautiful site but I'm sure it's for a long term good.

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