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Cape Wrath

Durness, Scotland
5038
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Lovely weather, great guide

Had to catch a ferry boat, join a mini bus and travel 12 miles to the Cape. Lovely morning out... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
LynnBrookes
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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The way to reach the north west edge of the mainland

Reaching Cape Wrath on the north west edge of the Scottish mainland is not that easy as it is very... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Jane P
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Suffolk
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Northwest tip of Scotland.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“the bus” (60 reviews)
“minibus driver” (21 reviews)
“light house” (17 reviews)
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Durness, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had to catch a ferry boat, join a mini bus and travel 12 miles to the Cape. Lovely morning out, great scenery and a fab bowl of home made tomato soup at the light house cafe that was heated up on the stove. ...not microwaved.

Thank LynnBrookes
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Reaching Cape Wrath on the north west edge of the Scottish mainland is not that easy as it is very remote. If you are keen to go, unless you are an experienced hiker or own a helicopter, then taking this trip is the way to...More

2  Thank Jane P
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Reviewed 6 days ago

An absolutely STUNNING location on the North westerly most tip of the mainland. Stunning scenery, crystal clear waters of the North Atlantic. The ferry ride over there was quick and efficient. The bus ride is fine. The commentary on the bus is clear, informative and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Neither the commentary, the lighthouse, or the drive to it were very exciting. Not a bad half day, just okay. I think I would have more enjoyed taking the boat across and then walking along the waterfront for a while, as the scenery of the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Did this trip today. I say it is overrated for a few reasons: 1) 20 pound 50 is way too much money for what you get. A silent boat ride and an old van. 2) The views are better from Faraid Head - much better!!....More

Thank Pejie
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Capewrathminibus, Owner at Cape Wrath, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Very disappointing to read this. You forgot to mention the fantastic panorama views from Cape Wrath, the stunning views towards Faraid head from the peninsula, the informed commentary, the safe, efficient guided trip. There is a very good menu of snacks at ozone cafe, so...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a good afternoon out to the edge of the UK. Without the bus driver and the ferryman it would not have been the same. Great commentary and knowledge from them both and we saw a sea eagle as well. All rounded off with losing...More

2  Thank Andrew G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good mtb ride to the cape from the ferry. The cape is a great place 'to just be'.... open views wild seascape etc. Cafe basic but welcoming, far better than you might expect when so remote. Ferry fun experience (short trip, tiny open boat) with...More

1  Thank Martin T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really enjoyed our afternoon visit to cape wrath on 24th May. Our Driver was a good laugh, think he was from Glasgow, and never stopped talking and involving the other passengers in his chat. The ferry trip to the trip up the unclassified road to...More

1  Thank anrol67
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is such a nice trip and our coach driver was lovely, telling us so many different stories about the area. The sea crossing is very short and the coach trip very slow and bumpy but great to see all the surrounding areas. So glad...More

1  Thank lesley50
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It’s not easy to get to, but I am very glad I did. First, there is a wee (passengers only in an open boat) ferry that can only cross the Kyle of Durness estuary at mid-to-high tide. Then, there is a one hour mini-bus ride...More

Thank Neil B
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cath2112
13 May 2018|
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Response from RShillwalker | Reviewed this property |
I reckon the ferryman would be flexible if the wee boat isn’t rammed full, and there would be no problem on the minibus. Good luck
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50thbirthday
29 June 2017|
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Response from Gillingmeg | Reviewed this property |
Yes but the boat doesn't allow too many at the same time. And agree with the comment that the road is extremely rough.
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AndraSW1
16 April 2017|
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Response from Reddenning | Reviewed this property |
We'd recommend the Whale's Tale in the craft village for lunch or a simple dinner menu. Nicely prepared and presented dishes.
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