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Address: Mainland, Stromness, Scotland
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Geology at its best

We visited Yesnaby twice. If driving to the location, be aware of some driving who doesn't seem to know the purpose / usage of a 'passing place'. The rock face / cliffs are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Scotland, United Kingdom
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Yesnaby twice. If driving to the location, be aware of some driving who doesn't seem to know the purpose / usage of a 'passing place'. The rock face / cliffs are certainly impressive. If possible, do the coastal walk. Bring wellies and some parts are boggy.

Speightstown, Barbados
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Reviewed March 23, 2017

I've always loved cliffs and crashing seas and Yesnaby sure delivered. Fairly easy to get to, lots of parking, then get out and walk for miles and enjoy the incredible scenery. There can be heavy winds and a bit spongy underfoot so wear good hiking shoes to fully enjoy getting out on the cliffs, taking in the spectacular views and... More 

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 13, 2017

Orkney is a super spot to get away from it all and this is a wonderful spot worthy of your efforts. The walking is particularly wonderful because you are likely to be on your own most of the time, unless perhaps you pick a particularly busy time in high summer. It's a magical place, the cliffs are rugged and wild,... More 

Thank mareepsasja
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Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

The Yesnaby Cliffs are genuinely worth a visit, perhaps better than some of the man-made attractions such as the Italian Chapel of which you can read about one evening in your hotel. But Yesnaby Cliffs are natural and spectacular and only a visit and cliff-top walk will truly convey the breathtaking scenery of this wonderful place.

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Reviewed December 25, 2016 via mobile

Went wave watching during a winter storm. Awe inspiring! But take care. We couldn't get out of the car as the wind was so strong we couldn't open the doors, but could still get close enough to experience the waves.

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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 3, 2016

Visited these cliffs by accident on a very windy but dry day. Walked along the path which in places is a bit muddy so be prepared.

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Maisons-Alfort, France
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Reviewed November 9, 2016

Yesnaby Cliffs are really beautiful, even when the weather is rainy and windy as it was. Beautiful scenery and testimonies of the past human activities and geological history. A great experience !

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Reviewed October 12, 2016

Beautiful views, and some treacherous photo ops for the daring. Very pleasant on a sunny day, though the wind may be a bit much if it's rainy or cold.

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

Visited with two kids and two adults. I personally didn't think it was a great view but others may like it. We stayed in carpark area but might be better views further along

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Reviewed October 8, 2016

Having visited about 18 months ago when the wind made walking almost impossible, we made sure we chose a fine day this time. The walk from the car park to Yesnaby Castle (sea stack) is spectacular, including a glimpse of the Old Man of Hoy in the distance. Wonderful seascapes. We continued walking after returning to the car park and... More 

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