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Cape Wrath

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Address: Durness, Scotland
Phone Number: 5038
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Northwest tip of Scotland.

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Home at last

As you might guess from my name, McKay, I have a connection with this part of Scotland through my ancestors. Today Cape Wrath is inhabited by deer and other wild creatures. My... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Almunecar, Spain
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Almunecar, Spain
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132 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As you might guess from my name, McKay, I have a connection with this part of Scotland through my ancestors. Today Cape Wrath is inhabited by deer and other wild creatures. My great grandfather was one of those made homeless by the notorious land clearances which drove many poor highlanders from their land and destroyed their cottages. It was a... More 

Thank ECraigMcKay
Dufftown, United Kingdom
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Wonderful Guide on the mini bus tour. Stuart had great banter making it very interesting. Ferry crossing was entertaining.

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Spalding, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

I write this as a backpacker for other backpackers. It is possible to walk from Durness to Cape Wrath, thus avoiding the ferry. The route goes south of the Kyle of Durness and across two rivers. The first has a bridge and the second it is possible to wade across. 5 miles of difficult boggy terrain brings you to the... More 

2 Thank Mick E
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Well worth the trip. Takes a while as the road on cape wrath is just a track up to the lighthouse but the bus driver is very friendly and tells you all about the area so the time passes quickly

2 Thank Sue C
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

We were expecting a rather larger 'ferry' but the 4 man boat proved safe and effective. Once on the other side Stuart the bus driver did a fantastic job of negotiating the single and uneven track for the 11 mile trip to the lighthouse, whilst providing a very knowledgable commentary suplimented with excellent Scottish humor. We took our little Cairn... More 

2 Thank 1onlyme
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Nice to have done but probably wouldn't have bothered. No commentary, driver hardly said a word. No toilets. Cafe was shut, but did open just before we left. Didn't help,that we had a long wait to get the next boat and didn't help as the weather which had been good deteriorated badly.

Thank lottie407
Capewrathminibus, Owner at Cape Wrath, responded to this review

Hi there. It's James here from Cape wrath minibus. I'm shocked to read your comment re no commentary . Can you please tell me who the driver was? Scottish or English? Older or in 40s? Reg or Stuart in other words. Cheers, James More 

Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

when the small ferry (boat really) arrived to take us the man who operates it told us that it might be the last cruise this day and if the seas becomes rough he won't be able to bring us back. Some people backed off and we were left - two of us - for the trip. And it was absolutely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Great day out to Cape wrath light house. My husband and I decided to cycle over rather than take the minibus well worth it lovely views not for the faint hearted by bike though quite a rocky road lots of loose stones. The ferryman was very helpful and informative even though he said he wasn't the usual ferryman but was... More 

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UK Various
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59 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Arrived for the 9:30 trip on a Sunday, where we should have read the small print as the trip stated two hours later!  our mistake Raining lightly when we returned, with a lot of people taking shelter in a bus stop as you had to park your car away from the jetty. A guy there was trying to interact... More 

Thank alanrphillips
L'ile Saint Denis
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Simply amazing! It is a voyage to nowhere, a long trip by really slow minibus in intermittent rain. While the whole thing could seem an exercise in total futility, encountering the constant dry humour of Reginald the driver and the serious weirdness and quirkiness of the people who decide to do this trip was an honour. I can say that... More 

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