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Croy Bay Electric Brae

From Ayr take the A719 south towards Dunure, Croy, Scotland
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Weird and quirky, but blink and you might miss it.

I was taking here by a friend who had visited before. The scenery just south of Ayr was... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2016
Peter D
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United Kingdom
Optical Illusion

I was brought up near here and always liked coming here as a child, I still enjoy taking friends to... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2016
Paul E
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22 May 2016
“Weird and quirky, but blink and you might miss it.”
15 Mar 2016
“Optical Illusion”
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From Ayr take the A719 south towards Dunure, Croy, Scotland
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Reviewed 22 May 2016

I was taking here by a friend who had visited before. The scenery just south of Ayr was beautiful, so as we approached the location there was one small sign warning of slow moving cars. Around the bend in the road there is a layby...More

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Reviewed 15 March 2016

I was brought up near here and always liked coming here as a child, I still enjoy taking friends to see it. Mostly people are impressed, and the countryside nearby is really nice too.

Thank Paul E
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Reviewed 27 February 2016

We had to do the drive twice before we experienced the optical illusion! It was a clear day and the view was wonderful from the top of the hill to the valley with the sea in the distance - Road was deserted so we didn't...More

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Reviewed 29 October 2015

You might ask why this stretch of road overlooking the lovely Croy Bay is an attraction. First of all you need to find it, it is on the coast road heading south to Dunure. You need to stop in the middle of the brae road...More

Thank Basingstone
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Reviewed 1 September 2015 via mobile

Described as an optical illusion but still amazing how it appears to be downhill, yet cars will roll up the hill in neutral. Limited parking space but there are road signs warning drivers to slow down as pedestrians may be on the road.

Thank Kittles30
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Reviewed 1 September 2015

This is a must visit site if you are in the South Ayrshire. It is hard to believe that your car is travelling up the hill when in neutral gear - don't take my word for it - visit the site!

Thank Checkagain
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Reviewed 27 August 2015 via mobile

Went both ways and tried coasting the car...a very modest effect was observed. I was far more impressed with the stunning scenery.

Thank Gemma B
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Reviewed 24 August 2015 via mobile

As a kid I spent the summer holidays with my beloved grandparents in beautiful Girvan and they are my favourite memories of my childhood. My dad and I come back every year to visit my grandparents grave and visit old haunts to show my daughter...More

Thank dawnothy
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Reviewed 20 August 2015

Limited parking and the experience is spoiled by speeding cars despite the warning signs to them. We did see the effect but not impressed.

Thank Maxim123153
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Reviewed 12 July 2015

En route to Portpatrick we took the coastal road south from Ayr towards Turnberry Hotel ( Donald Trump's recent acquisition) and came to the Electric Brae. It was quite amusing to watch a couple of cars apparently freewheeling UP the hill - a good optical...More

Thank granPaisley
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