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King's Caves

Blackwaterfoot, Scotland
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Type: Caverns/ Caves
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Dalbeattie, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This is a very good attraction for a walk with children over 3 or 4 years old, the route to the caves at the beach section can be slippery and muddy. Although the map at the car park shows a circular route, go anti-clockwise (the path to the right) to the caves and return by this path - continuing anticlockwise... More

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UK
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We walked with the family from Blackwaterfoot and back - a lovely walk with great rockpools along the shore. Came back by the front of Drumadoon point - fun clambering over big rocks so that bit possibly not one for those unsure of balance. The main path back would be fine.

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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

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
6 helpful votes 6 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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199 reviews 199 reviews
62 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
23 helpful votes 23 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
11 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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