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King's Caves

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Address: Blackwaterfoot, Scotland

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a sail, bus ride and fabulous scenery

went over on the ferry on the bus at the harbour to blackwaterfoot . off at the kinloch hotel and walked over the bridge past the shop and onto the shiskine golf course. walked... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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English first
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

went over on the ferry on the bus at the harbour to blackwaterfoot . off at the kinloch hotel and walked over the bridge past the shop and onto the shiskine golf course. walked along the course following the burn and theres a sign stating kings caves. over the still and up along the field until we got to the... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Good walk with shelter from trees then beautiful beach walk to caves which were very exciting!! Take a torch

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Scotland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We took a venture out here in the middle of January not long after Arran had been subjected to a bit of rain and snow. The walk itself is lovely if not a little steep in places, so something that should be borne in mind. The only downside to the walk is going into the cave is not only are... More 

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Paisley, Scotland, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

A fairly easy walk to the King's Caves. We left from the Kinloch hotel and walked to the golf course where we then followed the path through the golf course and through some fields and back down the beach. Very straight forward as long as you follow the path.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Lovely circular walk. Highly recommend. Stunning views. Well laid path to follow and ample car parking.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Visited Arran with a group of friends and went to visit the King's cave. An enjoyable lengthy walk through woodland, along the coast and then arriving out to the caves. The caves are a little underwhelming when you finally arrive, but I would definitely recommend the walk- very pleasant!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This cave can be reached via a lovely circular forest walk. The atmosphere in the cave is awesome. Many interesting carvings to be seen.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

A nice circular walk taking in a series of caves well above the tide line. North section of walk provides open views to the north and forest edge to the south, southern section of walk is mostly through the spruce forest.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We started from Blackwaterfoot and kept to the beach all the way along.You can make the walk shorter by parking at the beach car park at the golf course. Climbing over the big rocks at the end of the golf course would be tricky for small children and the less able, better to climb up the path over the top... More 

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The walk to the caves from the Kinloch Hotel is quite hard going in some places, however worth the hard work.Beware of slippy surfaces near the caves, ok I know you would expect this near a cave but some of it is hidden from view. Well worth a look.

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