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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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Certainly an experience!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2015
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Aviemore and the Cairngorms, United Kingdom
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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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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Inverness, Scotland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

The Association of Lighthouse Keepers ran a group visit to Cape Wrath at the end of May 2015. Cape Wrath is one of the most difficult places to get to on the British Mainland, specially when one has 16 people in a group! Our thanks are due to John the boatman for helping us out with an early start and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

As part of a round the Uk coastline cycle tour we were blown away with the stark, almost treeless, huge rolling and jagged contours of this incredible place. Best wild feeling of the whole Uk tour. Could easily have stripped naked and spent the remainder of our days running with the stags in the valleys, sea cliffs(highest in uk mainland)and... More 

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Great ride to and from Cape Wrath from the Kyle of Durness ferry in June 2014. The first day we turned up to do this ride we found that the road was closed to cyclists due to MOD exercises. Returned the next day and after a long wait for the ferry crossing we had a great cycle to Cape Wrath... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

I visited Cape Wrath with some friends recently and had a great time. A 10 minute ferry takes you to the start of the 11 mile track where you have the option to take a minibus to the lighthouse. The ferryman and bus driver really made this trip for us with their great knowledge of the area and their friendly... More 

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Loweswater, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Twenty six years have passed since we last took this trip, and I can confirm that the road hasn't seen any repairs or improvements in that time ! Despite the bumpy 11 miles ride of an hour each way, we really enjoyed revisiting this lonely outpost. Our ferryman was cheerful and accommodated the 15 early season travellers waiting on the... More 

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Glasgow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

did the boat and bus all the way to cape wrath, both the ferry and mini bus driver were friendly and gave good commentary. would definitely recommend this and is value for money.

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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This was a long-standing ambition achieved and it is well worth the effort. The little ferry boat is operated a local legend, the minibus that takes you to the Cape was driven by a brilliantly funny, amazingly knowledgeable guy and once there, you get to meet John Ure who runs the great little Ozone café and is yet another legend!... More 

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

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