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King's Caves

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Address: Blackwaterfoot, Scotland

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Kings cave

3.5 miles walk but worth the effort involves a bit of a climb not for infirm however stunning views and great historic place to visit 😀

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
christine s
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

3.5 miles walk but worth the effort involves a bit of a climb not for infirm however stunning views and great historic place to visit 😀

Thank christine s
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016 via mobile

3 mile, picturesque walk, cliff top, beach, wooded area. We set off to the Right of the information board. Possibly the easier route? The cave itself- well it's a Cave!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016

We initially stopped off to walk to the Standing Stones however on getting to the car park and seeing the amount of sheep we would need to walk close to we decided it was best to go else where due to having a dog. A few miles down the road and we set off for the kings caves with the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016 via mobile

I loved this place so much!! You have a wee walk until you reach the sea and actually see the caves but it's worth it. I took grandma there and she also loved it although the way was a bit tough for her as you need to walk up and down the mountain to arrive. 🔝

Thank Angielondonct
Stirling, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

A beautiful walk along the beach and edge of golf course with stunning views over to mainland and islands. A must do.

Thank Scottishlady1962
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

On a recent visit my friend who lives locally took me on the walk that circles the forest and goes onto the beach where you find the entrance to the caves. Would have been difficult to find on my own I think. Nice walk though with fairly easy path all round. A bit of a steep rocky climb from the... More 

Thank Sfh H
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

Don't miss this (unless the weather's bad, in which case skip it!). From the well-signposted car park on the Machrie road, following the path out of the right hand side of the car park. It traces the edge of the forest and gives glorious views along the coast and over to the northern mainland, before sloping sharply down to beach... More 

Thank Gareth D
England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016 via mobile

We walked to King's cave from Shiskine golf club. The walk was well signed and there were great views of the coast, cliffs and the caves. When we visited in September part of the walk was very boggy so waterproof footwear is recommended!

Thank Helen C
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

Lovely coastal walk we did starting & returning (their and back) from Blackwaterfoot. We had great weather. Easy to follow path locally a bit tricky underfoot but mostly very good....walking along a raised beach. Fantastic geology....Doon sill columnar jointing, dykes, Triassic and Permian sediments. Kings Cave and nearby caves are old sea caves now above sea level. You can go... More 

Thank Wendy G
Derby, England
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

I'm sure this is a lovely walk on a fine day but if it's inclement then it's probably not worth the trouble; in any event don't feel too bad if for whatever reason you decide to give it a miss! (They're much larger than I expected but even so there's not much to see other than, well, a couple of... More 

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