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Croy Bay Electric Brae

From Ayr take the A719 south towards Dunure, Croy, Scotland
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Amazing - take the kids!

If your in the area it is well worth the visit. I stopped the car, put it in neutral and it rolled... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ross W
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
Bit of fun that still play with our heads

Easy enough to find off the A719 and there is a stone to mark the spot. But to help, with the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
2BsinaPod
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3 weeks ago
“Amazing - take the kids!”
4 weeks ago
“Bit of fun that still play with our heads”
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From Ayr take the A719 south towards Dunure, Croy, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If your in the area it is well worth the visit. I stopped the car, put it in neutral and it rolled UP the hill! Amazing. Pour some water on the road and see which way it runs.........

Thank Ross W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Easy enough to find off the A719 and there is a stone to mark the spot. But to help, with the stone in front of you it's the road to your left you neeed to have a bash at. We stopped with the stone on...More

Thank 2BsinaPod
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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

Thank Peter D
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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

Thank dreampast
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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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