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“Great coastal walk”
Review of St Abbs

St Abbs
Ranked #2 of 5 things to do in St Abbs
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Grimsby, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great coastal walk”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

Parked near Smiddy's cafe and walked along the coastal route to the lighthouse. Quite a strenuous walk to the lighthouse, but well worth the effort. Can recommend it and also the coffee and scone at the cafe on the way back. The gallery is worth a visit too.

Visited June 2014
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“St Abbs Village”
Reviewed 26 June 2014

I had heard of St Abbs before, and seen it on wildlife shows on tv, but this was my first visit to this small but delightful place, and I was not dissapointed. There is a small harbour, where you can watch the boats, and the divers getting ready for their swim. There is a small but lovely cafe right by the harbour. The views from the cliff tops, especially from the visitor centre are stunning. The centre itself is well stocked with souveniers, and there is a good telescope where you can watch the nesting birds on the cliiffs, and if you are lucky you can watch them diving for fish. If you are feeling quite fit, you can also walk up to the lighthouse on St Abbs Head, which is quite a walk, but well worth the effort involved for the wonderfull views of the area. All in all, a lovely place to visit, hope to go back there next year.

Visited June 2014
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York, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“A must to visit”
Reviewed 23 June 2014

You need to visit to appreciate the beautiful village that is St Abbs. So friendly clean and tidy. A must on any sight seeing visit in the area.

Visited June 2014
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Great place”
Reviewed 14 October 2013

This place is the best kept secret. Good cages and views of the sea and the cliffs. If you are a diver this area has some great diving.

Visited September 2013
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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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“Just off the main route”
Reviewed 8 September 2013

If you have a bit of time to spare head for this little fishing village. There is a small café right on the harbour side the water is clear and the landscape is outstanding. This is truly a hidden gem

Visited September 2013
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