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Read about the fishing history first - worth a visit

We did a boat trip from Wick to originally see these steps but this time we walked them and I think... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Banbury, United Kingdom
Very good experience , once you've found it

Bearing in mind late November on a weekday, there is nothing on the main road to say where the... read more

Reviewed 21 November 2018
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Whaligoe KW2, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did not make it all the way down: my daughter has a huge fear of heights and the placement of the steps along the cliff-side made her anxious. Since it was a cold, blustery, wet day, her elevated fear level was understandable but still,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did a boat trip from Wick to originally see these steps but this time we walked them and I think there was around 300+ steps. It was absolutely beautiful - a clear green/blue lagoon and standing there imagining the women packing herring into barrels...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 21 November 2018

Bearing in mind late November on a weekday, there is nothing on the main road to say where the steps are. Opposite the Cairn of Get sign, down the road by the telephone box. Limited parking. Footpath starts in front of house towards the sea-...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JerryBolton
Reviewed 19 November 2018

A hidden passageway down into an Angels swimming pool. Granted the walk down (and up) is challenging, but 100% worth the effort. There are a number of points, corners and shelves to sit on to rest so I would recommend taking advantage of these as...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank honestsoul1314
Reviewed 18 November 2018

What a workout!! After driving past the location multiple times, we finally found where to turn. We made our way down to check out the area and it is quite the climb down and back up. But what a neat place! I love going to...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank BL_adventure
Reviewed 11 November 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jayne W
Reviewed 1 November 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 22 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kath P
Reviewed 17 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from Heather S | Reviewed this property |
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