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Cape Wrath

Address: Durness, Scotland
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Ranked #4 of 13 Attractions in Durness
Type: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Northwest tip of Scotland.
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Type: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Northwest tip of Scotland.
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United States
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

The area around the Cape Wrath lighthouse is a stunningly beautiful place, not only for its location but also due to its seclusion. It is simply too hard for people to get here, and as a result, it hasn't been spoiled. It is a wonder that normal people can get here at all, considering that you have to cross a... More 

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Saxony, Germany
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I did the tour at the beginning of September 2014 and was incredibly lucky with the weather and everything else. There were not too many people, so getting on the ferry and on the bus was no problem. The ferry is tiny, but a nice part of the experience. Then John the bus driver took us to the lighthouse and... More 

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West Calder, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Went over in the little ferry to do the journey to the lighthouse at Cape Wrath on the 5th of August one of the most glorious days of the year; hot and sunny. It was an excursion that I will always remember for the stunning scenery and warm friendly people. Saw seals basking on sandbars in the Kyle of Durness... More 

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Peel, United Kingdom
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91 reviews 91 reviews
27 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

This was the nirvana of our trip to the north. Get there WELL early to get in the queue. Only 16 can go, the rest have to return tomorrow. A small boat carries you across the estuary where you are met by a quirky, mini-coach driver who driving skills and sense of humour are to be admired (he needs it!).... More 

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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Our trip to Cape wrath was was for an unusual reason. Our son and 2 friends were due to finish a 515 mile walk for unicef. Cape wrath was their finish point and as they had been through a very tough three weeks we were very keen for them to finish safely. The journey to Cape wrath was amazing and... More 

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Northumberland National Park, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This was an excellent and well priced tour up to Cape Wrath. Our guide, whose name I wish I could remember, really made the trip. He was funny, and knowledgeable and identified with the adults as well as the children, meaning it would be an excellent trip for families. The lack of public toilet at the lighthouse was noticed by... More 

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Chilwell, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The trip to Cape Wrath starts with a ferry, small boat, crossing across the kyle to the Cape Wrath peninsula. From here it is a 45 min mini-bus ride to the light house and you then have a hour to explore the area, have a drink and a snack at the Ozone Cafe, before returning. Hole trip is made interesting... More 

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Faversham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We really wanted to do something that would feel like an adventure for our 4 year old daughter and this didn't disappoint! The ferry wasn't sailing until lunch time because of the wind so we had to go away and come back having got there first thing, a good omen I thought! Once eventually seated in the outboard motor powered... More 

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Its Called Wrath for a good reason, but on the day of our visit it was calm, sunny, a bit windy but never the less a good experience. The journey starts with an open ferry crossing to meet the mini bus. The ferryman is a real character with lots of tales to tell and a good sense of humour! The... More 

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Cheadle, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

After a two hour drive we arrived to catch the ferry over to meet the mini bus. The bus trip was very bumpy but it is what we had expected going to such a remote place. On the day we visited it was a calm and warm day - not as we'd imagined Cape Wrath to be. We were a... More 

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