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Cape Wrath

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Address: Durness, Scotland
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Description: Northwest tip of Scotland.

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Breathtaking views and brilliant banter

Such a great experience AND it was sunny too. Could've stayed for hours and just stared out to sea and watched the multitude of seabirds going about their business on the rocks... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Elgin, United Kingdom
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Elgin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Such a great experience AND it was sunny too. Could've stayed for hours and just stared out to sea and watched the multitude of seabirds going about their business on the rocks. Welcome cuppa and biscuit from John the lighthouse keeper (who kindly let me use his own 'facilities'). The commentary and stories from Reg the mini bus driver helped... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great trip starts on ferry then a 40 min drive in the minibus down this road which is an official public highway. Our driver I think was Reg who gave an informative talk peppered with jokes. Saw deer. Do walk to the buildings above the lighthouse as there is on a clear day excel lents views along the coast to... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We were lucky to do this on a clear Summer day to fully appreciate the amazing views offered by this unique experience. You really do feel as though on the edge of the world. Believe me, the trip is worth every penny, so a big Thank You to all involved. The ferry ride over is short and pretty well organised... More 

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Luckily, we had a June day that wasn't too cold or wet for this journey. We turned up 20 minutes before the ferry was due to leave and whilst we could see the minus driver on the Cape, no ferryman! There is a small free car park near to the slipway. there are no toilets here. Eventually, the boatman avoided... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The process for visiting Cape Wrath is unclear. There's posters in local hotels/hostels/cafes etc however the posters lack detail. The posters say the first ferry is 09:30 and no more detail on frequency or booking. We did try calling the numbers on the poster for further info and to book. We left messages but our call was not returned. The... More 

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Cumbernauld, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Wanted to visit here for a long time. I must admit I enjoyed it and it was worth the effort. You need to get the ferry across with John the ferryman. Then get the minibus it's only 11 miles but due to the roads takes around 55 minutes. The landscape was nothing like I was expecting almost a bit like... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We took the ferry to cross the Kyle of Durness (about 5 mins £6.50 each), then the bus (about 1 hr - £ 12 each) cross a fascinating land towards the lighthouse (55 mins to go around and take fantastic pictures). In total a 3 hrs trip. On Sunday it starts at 11am and always depends on weather and wind.... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This trip is worth doing just to say you've been there; at the most North Westerly point of the UK. Conditionally, as long as you have very, very good control of your bladder, don't suffer from any significant back or arthritic pain and are prepared to look out for the dog poo that litters the area. On good days you... More 

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Aviemore and the Cairngorms, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Described as an 'experience' and it is certainly that. You might want to readjust your idea of what you think a ferry boat is before you set off though as what you get is a motorised rowing boat. Don't panic, it is perfectly safe! The minibus must be armour plated to be able to stand that constant journey over a... More 

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glasgow
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

If it's on your bucket list, it is no easy matter making the trip happen.We were very lucky to get across. We turned up 'on spec' at 9.45am mid week in May to find the small jetty queued out with people who'd tried to visit the day before.We were last to get across for the morning trip - many, many... More 

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Address: Durness, Scotland
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Caithness and Sutherland  >  Durness

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