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King's Caves

Blackwaterfoot, Scotland
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Type: Caverns/ Caves
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English first
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Take the left path from car park, to have the steepest section going downhill and a more gradual return ascent.

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Selkirk, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We started at Blackwaterfoot and parked in the hotel carpark. Headed out along and through the golf course.Nice gentle walk then takes you round an old fort and the amazing clifs. There is a rougher path below the cliffs but no good for small kids or people not steady on their feet. Then followed the coastline to the caves. Looking... More

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Moira, United Kingdom
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62 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Started from the very full carpark along what starts off as a gentle woodland walk, it gets a bit steeper towards the coastal caves. The caves are fascinating and if you take a torch you can walk deep into the darkness behind the early Christian carvings. The walk back starts steeply but the path gradually improves. It is quite strenuous... More

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Perth, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We visited here last months and did the circular walk from the forestry commission car park taking the path to the left. We walked quite briskly as we were dodging rain showers, dawdled a while on the beach near the caves and then made it back to the car in about an hour and a half total. Well worth the... More

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Berwick upon Tweed, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We walked there from the golf course, through head high bracken, past the fairy like cove of cairns, thinking the caves might be quite nice. They were amazing! Well worth the walk!

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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

On a recent visit to Arran we visited the King's Cave via the forest walk. The walk was lovely and provided beautiful coastal scenery. The cave was interesting but I would not consider it the high light of the walk.

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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We parked on the Forestry Commission car park which has room for about 20 cars. I was with my wife but neither of us are big walkers. We took the path to the right as recommended on other Tripadvisor reviews. The paths are well made with the only tricky bits being the steep inclines by the seafront.If it had been... More

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Lancashire
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11 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

As previous reviewers had indicated we parked in the Forestry Commission car park & took the path to the right for the circular route. The walk held some stunning views. The caves themselves were very interesting but I wanted to write this review for those folk who are not the fittest of people like myself! Firstly definitely take water with... More

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Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The caves are well worth a visit and the walk to them is very pleasant. It's possible to do it as a circular walk which always makes things more interesting. In the event we walked on to Machrie, had a delicious meal in the café at the golf club and took the bus back to Blackwaterfoot.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Very pleasant walk, mainly through Forestry Commission forest on to Seashore which is a good site for lunch if you have taken it with you. Interesting cave with some markings.

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