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Don’t expect a gift shop!

Nature at it’s best. Great walk. Not difficult or far, but worth the effort. More accessible than... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Trisha_Elliott
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
via mobile
Easy access only to portions

Nice cliffs overlooking a wide expanse of water; the famous stack is not immediately accessible by... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2018
Travel159549
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United Kingdom
via mobile
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“sea stacks” (9 reviews)
“old man” (18 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
Mainland, Stromness, Scotland
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Nature at it’s best. Great walk. Not difficult or far, but worth the effort. More accessible than you might think. Not wheelchair friendly, but could be managed by most people.

Thank Trisha_Elliott
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Nice cliffs overlooking a wide expanse of water; the famous stack is not immediately accessible by the car park; it requires a 1+ hour walk. The wind coming off the water is quite cold in April but it’s worth a stop if on the Orkney...More

3  Thank Travel159549
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Reviewed 18 December 2017

We spent around an hour walking along the various pathways to see the cliffs and rough sea below. It isn't too strenuous, but good walking shoes are recommended. Stay well clear of the edges - it's easy to get quite literally blown away.

5  Thank Foxymerlin
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

The cliff walk at Yesnaby was absolutely superb. The Old Red Sandstone cliffs are well eroded revealing interesting structures such as towering sea stacks and geos. It is well worth exploring the coastline and venturing south to take in the magnificent rock pinnacle in Garthna...More

Thank John C
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

The cliffs of Yesnaby are huge in scale, and encompass remains from the iron age brochs to World War 2 emplacements. There is a spectacular rock stack to see if you walk southwards. There is not a clearly defined path and some of it goes...More

1  Thank Transilvanien B
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Reviewed 3 November 2017

A fantastic walk along the cliffs with the sea pounding in far below. As ever the cliffs can be trecherous so good sense and caution are necessary in places - but with safety taken care of this is a very special place that is exhilirating.

1  Thank Linda M
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

Determined to go, even though it was late September, raining and windy (so practically coming in sideways at you) we kept going on saying, oh look, just a bit more then - and in the end only stopped when the light faded. Beautiful - and...More

1  Thank Paul S
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

Amazing place.Get out if the car and walk left or right both equally spectacular. If you go to your right look at what is underfoot. The colours and patterns on the rocks and stones are truly beautiful.

1  Thank megtelfer
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

It was a sunny afternoon, puffins in the air. Rocks and waves to create the music. Many birds settling for the night. The sunny sunset, the sunny dawn - camp and wake up for a new day in Orkeny, yes, it is near by. Hike...More

1  Thank rv15243
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

The views in this part of Orkney is spectacular. High cliffs and dramatic coastal views all covered with colorful rocks. Quite a place.

Thank travelsedona150
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MaryAdrienne
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Response from MargaretEllen1950 | Reviewed this property |
We spent a week on the Mainland of the Orkneys and were very glad to have our Garmin GPS. Going out to Yesnaby and Skaill Bay, finding the turnoffs to the sites, etc. can be tricky and we thought a GPS was helpful.
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Response from Karen M | Reviewed this property |
There is no public transport to Yesnaby cliffs. A taxi from Stromness would be an option or alternative is a day hire of local tour guides e.g. See Orkney. Stromness is a lovely quaint town with a variety of shops & the... More
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