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An absolute must-see!

These cliffs are amazing. We were not able to hike far along the bluffs, but the cliffs close to... read more

Reviewed today
Orlando, Florida
Wild, stunning and blows the cobwebs out

We arrived at the cliffs and parked in the little carpark before walking round to the "castle" (sea... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Rachael G
Flint, United Kingdom
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Reviewed today

These cliffs are amazing. We were not able to hike far along the bluffs, but the cliffs close to the parking lot are breathtaking. Well worth the drive!

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The cliffs at Yesnaby are beautiful and very impressive. There are no paths as such, you just find your own way around, though there are a couple of helpful information boards near the car park. It is definitely worth walking along to your left from...More

Thank Beth C
Reviewed 6 days ago

We arrived at the cliffs and parked in the little carpark before walking round to the "castle" (sea stack). We didn't find that it was signposted all that well but there were plenty of people to ask and a few people were walking in that...More

Thank Rachael G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our ferry to Orkney we were able to get a great view of Yesnaby Cliffs. Otherwise, I hear it's quite a trek to get to them by land.

Thank LisaandRobC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic walk along these amzing cliffs. Great sea stacks. Word of warning.... be very careful on a windy days.

Thank Trevor G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The cliffs are really beautiful. It was amazing to see the layers of rock, which are thousands of years old. We hiked to the cliffs and recommend other visitors do the same. The scenary is spectacular!

Thank Mary Anne D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So glad we came to see these cliffs even though it was raining! It is a simply stunning wild location with heavy seas. Great for birdwatching and bracing walks. Even if the weather isn't great you should come and see, would have been such a...More

Thank Flossieno20
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed our walk along the cliffs but great care should be taken as can be very windy, but worth a visit

Thank SandrS10
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Many visit just the coach parking area at Yesnaby as it can be quite brisk and windy. It is well worthwhile taking the scenic walk behind the sea cliffs to the Yesnaby Castle Sea Stack though. Quite spectacular, particularly for those who might have missed...More

Thank Gill808
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The views here were quite amazing. You can chose how much of the coast you walk down. There are towers of rock but we didn’t walk far enough along to see them. Our dog loved scampering about the hills, even though it did frighten me!

Thank Lauren G
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22 March 2018|
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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.
19 June 2016|
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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