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Didn't make it down

I have a balance problem so had to be left sitting on the steps about half way down, but the rest... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Jayne W
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Well...I didnt think I had Vertigo till my visit here! Geology just fascinating..very steep n being... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Paula F
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I have a balance problem so had to be left sitting on the steps about half way down, but the rest of the family went down and took lots of photos and reported back. We met Davey, who looks after the steps, at the top...More

Thank Jayne W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well...I didnt think I had Vertigo till my visit here! Geology just fascinating..very steep n being so windy felt bit fearful. So worth going down..my gr8 gr8 granny came from here n did the carrying fish up these steps! Glad to have followed in her...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walk down the steps to a beautiful little inlet. LOTS of steps and be prepared to walk back up! No handrail and as some steps are wonky it is not recommended for elderly or people who might have difficulty with balance. But if you can...More

Thank Kath P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Some people might be intimidated by the amount of steps! My advice? Just do it! Go slow, soak up the up view, take pictures. Revel in history. Not nearly as difficult as I anticipated! Warnings: The parking might not be totally sufficient on a busy...More

Thank Stephanie Y
Reviewed 6 October 2018

Go into the history of the steps to appreciate what an amazing life these women lived, took a picnic with us down to the bottom of the steps, peaceful apart from the sea crashing of rocks good just to watch the birds fishing for there...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

I saw a feature on the Steps on a BBC show a while back and put it straight on my ‘things to do when in Northeast Scotland ‘ list. The only negative about my visit was the incredibly strong wind blowing that day, not really...More

Thank OllietheWanderer
Reviewed 24 September 2018

My sister and her kids went down the steps. I went along the path at the top the other way and looked down from up with the nesting seagulls. Incredible and I think I got the better view. Well worth a stop!

Thank Laurie W
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Visited here with my teenage daughters and Labrador Samson. Breathtaking views! Was out of puff coming back up the 300 odd steps. Definitely worth a look.

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Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Outstanding and amazing! Honestly totally worth a visit! Please be mindful that’s it’s off a residential area and that the few spaces at the back off the houses are also for the people who live there. But down the lane opposite is more places to...More

1  Thank 104kerryann
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Once you actually find it, it is very impressive, some great views, was overcast when we went but must be amazing on a clear day, steps are hard work getting back up, views from the cafe would be great, cafe is closed on a Wednesday

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Dogs are definitely allowed, I took mine but kept him on the leash as there’s a shear drop and no barriers between the steps and the North Sea below. I think they are open every day unless the local council are doing major... More
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