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Strange experience

It seems as if you are travelling uphill when stopped but really you are rolling downhill. It is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Gloria B
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Toronto, Canada
Always the same sense of fun.

From Sunday school coach trips and family holidays over the years, I have visited and stopped at... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2018
johnhouston2
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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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Knoweside Farm A719, Ayr KA19 8JR, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I expected a bit more from Electric Brae! If there wasn’t a sign that announced the so called ‘rolling uphill’ phenomenon happened here, you would drive past without knowing. Even when you dare to stop on the main road and attempt to experience the phenomena,...More

Thank albeback1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Situated on a small layby on a dangerous windy road. This needs a car park building we came here on a very wet weekday afternoon and there were lots of cars trying to get into the small layby. The brae itself is just an inscribed...More

Thank Paul R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It seems as if you are travelling uphill when stopped but really you are rolling downhill. It is an optical illusion due to the terrain but it really seems real.

Thank Gloria B
Reviewed August 6, 2018

From Sunday school coach trips and family holidays over the years, I have visited and stopped at the “electric brake” countless times. For many years I have known that it is an optical illusion, so while driving down/up(?) the hill at the weekend, was there...More

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Reviewed August 4, 2018

I've been past the 'Electric Brae' on a number of occasions in the past but never managed to try it out until last week when we were on holiday and it was creepy to see the car running backwards when it was pointing down the...More

Thank JOHNTY49
Reviewed July 30, 2018

Good to visit this, weird !!! 😄 Kids were amazed when the car seemed to be going backwards up the hill !!

Thank Alison F
Reviewed July 25, 2018

I think I have very good experience last 14 years in Scotland about Electric Brae. Travel and sleep in the tent.

1  Thank jarek M
Reviewed July 23, 2018

it just not add up our car being pulled up hill back wards not in ger no engine running and being pulled up hii faceing foward no engine running and in neutral

Thank centscotscpl u
Reviewed July 16, 2018

I used to drive taxis and the tourists love the electric brae, you just see the look of bewilderment on their faces when you turn off the engine and the cab still travels uphill. Its just a bit of fun and to be honest its...More

Thank c0y0te998
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Traveling to the Electric Brae you see fantastic views . When you get out of your car you get a feeling of being unbalanced. Try rolling a ball and it will roll up hill, or turn your engine off and the car will go uphill...More

Thank Margaret P
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