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King's Caves

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Address: Blackwaterfoot, Scotland

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Walk from Kinloch Hotel, Blackwaterfoot to Kings Cave

A beautiful walk along the beach and edge of golf course with stunning views over to mainland and islands. A must do.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 November 2016
Stirling, United Kingdom
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Stirling, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

A beautiful walk along the beach and edge of golf course with stunning views over to mainland and islands. A must do.

Thank Scottishlady1962
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

On a recent visit my friend who lives locally took me on the walk that circles the forest and goes onto the beach where you find the entrance to the caves. Would have been difficult to find on my own I think. Nice walk though with fairly easy path all round. A bit of a steep rocky climb from the... More 

Thank Sfh H
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Don't miss this (unless the weather's bad, in which case skip it!). From the well-signposted car park on the Machrie road, following the path out of the right hand side of the car park. It traces the edge of the forest and gives glorious views along the coast and over to the northern mainland, before sloping sharply down to beach... More 

Thank Gareth D
England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

We walked to King's cave from Shiskine golf club. The walk was well signed and there were great views of the coast, cliffs and the caves. When we visited in September part of the walk was very boggy so waterproof footwear is recommended!

Thank Helen C
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Lovely coastal walk we did starting & returning (their and back) from Blackwaterfoot. We had great weather. Easy to follow path locally a bit tricky underfoot but mostly very good....walking along a raised beach. Fantastic geology....Doon sill columnar jointing, dykes, Triassic and Permian sediments. Kings Cave and nearby caves are old sea caves now above sea level. You can go... More 

Thank Wendy G
Derby, England
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134 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

I'm sure this is a lovely walk on a fine day but if it's inclement then it's probably not worth the trouble; in any event don't feel too bad if for whatever reason you decide to give it a miss! (They're much larger than I expected but even so there's not much to see other than, well, a couple of... More 

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Goole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

We are not regular walker's but I had read about these caves on the Internet and they sounded interesting. The walk was steep in places but well worth the effort the caves were spectacular so glad we made the effort would recommend

Thank SandrS10
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

This was a really good walk from Blackwaterfoot, but you need good dry, weather. The caves were just that - caves. Nothing special, but enjoyed the walk. The standing stones at Machrie are much more spectacular.

Thank YorkshireKaroo
Newton Aycliffe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Decided to do the walk and visit the caves after doing Brodick museum which had pics of viking carvings to be seen in the caves. The walk is excellent. We started from the forestry car park and walked around the forest down to the ancient pebble beach. As a BTO member i recorded 15 species of birds. Geology excellent, at... More 

Thank JS4477
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Do not expect an elaborate interpretive centre. This is a cave on the shore. It's an hour or so walk through forest and down a cliff path. The cave contains the carvings and centuries of graffiti, thankfully mostly not modern. It is a place of pilgrimage and has probably been a refuge since the first settlers arrived on the Island... More 

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