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Beautiful overlook

The cliffs and the sea are amazing. Great picture opportunities. It was really windy, even on a... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Oklahoma City
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Fabulous view

I was overwhelmed at the view afer the walk to here it was stunning and well worth the effort i am... read more

Reviewed 12 February 2019
linda g
Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
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Yesnaby Rd, Stromness, Scotland
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The cliffs and the sea are amazing. Great picture opportunities. It was really windy, even on a really nice day.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank compton49er
Reviewed 12 February 2019

I was overwhelmed at the view afer the walk to here it was stunning and well worth the effort i am not as fit as i once was so anyone can make the journey well worth it

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank linda g
Reviewed 5 January 2019 via mobile

Fantastic walk with some very pleasant views. We visited end of April so it was not too many people around , but on a sunny day is a very pleasant walk .

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank UgneD
Reviewed 25 November 2018

Beautiful coastal walk with some impressive cliffs and views. There are some nice sited to see including Yesnaby Gun Battery and the Broch of Borwick. Defiantly woth walking here if you are in Orkney.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank mikey_P7
Reviewed 15 November 2018

Beautiful coastal walk with some impressive cliffs and views towards Hoy and the Old Man in the distance

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Sonnie2403
Reviewed 7 November 2018

This is a beautiful cliff top walk to Yesnaby Castle a rock stack which you can go further and walk to Stromness. But you must be energetic it’s a long way to Stromness

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Carole A
Reviewed 23 October 2018

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!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank RMPG1111
Reviewed 21 October 2018 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

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 17 October 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank rachaelg815
Reviewed 4 October 2018

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.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank LisaandRobC
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22 March 2019|
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Response from Sonnie2403 | Reviewed this property |
I think you should be fine. Just take your time. I think it wasn’t that close to the edge, but of course be careful on windy days. Hope you have a clean day so that you can see Hoy and The Old Man
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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.