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Yesnaby Cliffs

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Mainland, Stromness, Scotland
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One of my all-time favourite walks

I have visited Yesnaby cliffs several times now and it never fails to take my breath away. On some... read more

Reviewed yesterday
colincX382AK
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London, United Kingdom
Took a drive and found this

Not advertised but terrific site, the views and walks magnificent. I imagine good or bad weather... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
tullyt
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lytham
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“sea stacks” (9 reviews)
“old man” (19 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Mainland, Stromness, Scotland
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"sea stacks"
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"single track road"
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"car park"
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"bird life"
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"fantastic walk"
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"amazing rock formations"
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"crashing waves"
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"nesting birds"
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"dramatic views"
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"lovely scenery"
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"coastal walk"
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"walking shoes"
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Reviewed yesterday

I have visited Yesnaby cliffs several times now and it never fails to take my breath away. On some occasions the wind has been so strong it has been difficult to stand upright and the water in small waterfalls blows up the cliff rather than...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not advertised but terrific site, the views and walks magnificent. I imagine good or bad weather this is an area of outstanding beauty

Thank tullyt
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Yesnabi is amazing. where sea and earth meet via massive rocky cliffs, there are nice walks in stunning views!

Thank ScotlandE_mc
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Reviewed 1 week ago

On a recent cruise, we stopped in Kirkwall for a day trip. As one of the shore excursions was a hike along the Yesnaby Cliffs...and this turned out to be one of the best excursions of the entire trip. The scenery is breathtaking. There are...More

Thank DuncanTCH
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Yesnaby cliffs and sea stack is well worth a visit. Plan for a longer stay if you can - 2-3 hours to really hike and see the stacks. This area has parking and very good info boards. We spent 2 hours and could have...More

Thank Julie D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You feel like you're at the end of the world! Amazing views. Although a few cars parked cliffs, we felt like we had the place all to ourselves. We were here in July and it was cool and windy - bring a jacket with a...More

Thank bethany l
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place with fabulous views. A little effort walking south pays dividends. The wildlife is also spectacular with lovely views of bird life. Do pay it a visit and put your boots on and walk along the cliffs.

Thank Dannykimweed
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Plenty of parking. Walk with sea to your right and you'll get to the 'castle' within 3/4 mile. Great views all along the path. You can also walk up the coast to a broch.

1  Thank D38lawn
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You park at the WWII gun placement and just walk. The grass is springy underfoot and, if you are lucky, the sea swirls over and round the rocks below the cliffs. Lots of people walk here but it never feels overcrowded

Thank hilarymunro
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The walk round from the "car park" by the old world war 2 anti aircraft battery to Yesnaby castle is a lovely cliff top walk. There are plenty of nesting birds and if you're lucky you can see some puffins.

Thank Monkeys_Mum_and_Dad
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MaryAdrienne
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.
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tullipe
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
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