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King's Caves

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Address: Blackwaterfoot, Scotland
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Great walk and views

Decided to walk down to the Kings caves the walk itself is really good I managed to do it with a child on my back! Was a good walk and great views, we seen two otters right... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Graeme S
Hamilton, United Kingdom
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Hamilton, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decided to walk down to the Kings caves the walk itself is really good I managed to do it with a child on my back! Was a good walk and great views, we seen two otters right outside of it. The only part that isn't great are the people who have decided to engrave their names into it but doesn't... More 

Thank Graeme S
Peebles, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the main road there is a good pathway into the caves and the walk is quite easy but we would not advise a wheelchair unless you have one of those all terrain chairs. The caves are very interesting and a lovely place to have a nice picnic. We have been coming here for years and find it a lovely... More 

Thank George B
Prestwick, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

The walk to the caves can either be from a Forrest walk or from Blackwaterfoot. I am a frequent visitor to Arran but had never had the desire to visit this area. Now I know why!! I was persuaded by friends that it would be a good Hogmanay walk. Told no climbing, just a beach walk! I can walk miles... More 

2 Thank linda186575
Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

I wonderful walk with so much to see and admire along the way from pine forests, heather, sights of the sea from up high, walk along the beach and into the caves and loving the rocks and stones on the beach

Thank Mr&MrsAdventure
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41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

The caves are interesting in themselves, with plenty of carvings, so take a torch. However, the walk to & from the caves can result in stunning views, of which I was lucky to experience when I visited. I went early morning and practically had the whole walk to myself

Thank Bilbo B
Preston, United Kingdom
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190 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

A very special scenic walk. When you park your car make sure you follow the route anti clockwise to get the full benefit of the spectacular sea views.The journey is far more impressive than the destination.Highly recommended.

Thank George647
North West
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54 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Worth the coastal walk - about 1 hrs 30 min. You can go one route through field and return by the coast and golf course. Easy walking with bits of climb

Thank dashwo
Newcastle upon Tyne
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46 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015 via mobile

A lovely walk from the car park, we did the circular walk anti clockwise. Spent some time exploring the caves and we had the whole place to ourselves. Definitely recommended, took us about 2 hours including half an hour or so at the caves.

Thank phrich
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40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Another great walk, we did it from the Crochandoon carpark anti clockwise and it was lovely walking along the tops of the cliffs. The weather was wonderful and the caves worth exploring.

Thank Verity W
Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Park at the forest enterprise car park and follow the circular path. It's about 2 miles round with great views and pleasant woodland. The sea and caves ( of which there are several spectacular examples) come as a nice surprise when you reach them. If on foot the caves can be reached along the shore and golf course from Blackwaterfoot.... More 

Thank Martin P

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