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A must to show visitors

This is a must if you are in this area, obviously it's an optical illusion where you can place a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
vectra800
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aberdeenshire
Interesting phenomenon

Still don’t know how it all works but good fun. Takes two minute and does make you question... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Scotgill
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Kent, United Kingdom
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Knoweside Farm A719, Ayr KA19 8JR, Scotland
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I used to drive taxis and the tourists love the electric brae, you just see the look of bewilderment on their faces when you turn off the engine and the cab still travels uphill. Its just a bit of fun and to be honest its...More

Thank c0y0te998
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Traveling to the Electric Brae you see fantastic views . When you get out of your car you get a feeling of being unbalanced. Try rolling a ball and it will roll up hill, or turn your engine off and the car will go uphill...More

Thank Margaret P
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must if you are in this area, obviously it's an optical illusion where you can place a ball, pour out water and see it appearantly running up the hill. The only thing is I would warn you is cars going too fast...More

Thank vectra800
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Still don’t know how it all works but good fun. Takes two minute and does make you question gravity !

Thank Scotgill
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

if you're in the area, this is worth a visit. impressed even our teenager. pull into the shoulder wayside (there's a stone marker about the Brae), put the car into Neutral, take off the brake, and wait for the slow roll "up" the hill.

1  Thank tarheelUS
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Now an old man I went back to the Brae recently with my wife. What a laugh with someone who does not know about the phenomenon. The only problem is that the effect is more pronounced on the road than in the lay-by, but be...More

Thank James M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well we parked in the lay by. Car in neutral, handbrake off and wife could not push our Mini down the hill - but up hill easy peasy.

1  Thank Ian D
Reviewed 13 June 2018

Couldn't believe this - car in neutral facing downhill but rolling up the hill!! Has to be experienced to be believed - can't get my head around the science!

1  Thank annwhyte2017
Reviewed 8 June 2018

The coastal view along the coastal road from Ayr to the Electric Brae has some great views out towards the Isle of Arran. But the brae itself is nothing special. Worth a visit if going that way but wouldn't detour to visit it

Thank Al45442
Reviewed 4 June 2018

I'm not sure what's supposed to happen here. Stopped the car and let the handbrake off. Nothing. The road doesn't even look particularly steep in either direction. On the way back from Culzean Castle, we saw more cars stopped, blocking the traffic. I'm bemused... 🤦

Thank Ian M
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