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Wow, back then in the herring era, the women did thier fare share of hard work

This is well worth a visit. A visit to the Wick heritage centre to find out a little more about it... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2014
caithnessmwm
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Thurso, United Kingdom
Forget the word "cafe"

Not a café by U.K. standards, think continental. Great selection of food, good service & wonderful... read more

Reviewed 28 November 2013
Peter W
,
Oban, United Kingdom
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Whaligoe KW2, Scotland
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"natural harbour"
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"google maps"
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"well worth the effort"
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"the cliff"
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"the main road"
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"coast trip"
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"men and women"
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"incredible place"
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"atmospheric place"
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"car park"
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"his knowledge"
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"views are amazing"
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Reviewed 9 April 2014

This is well worth a visit. A visit to the Wick heritage centre to find out a little more about it first is what I would recommend. There is 365 steps to the bottom and 365 steps back to the top and there is no...More

2  Thank caithnessmwm
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Reviewed 28 November 2013

Not a café by U.K. standards, think continental. Great selection of food, good service & wonderful views. Not licensed so B.Y.O. if you want to. Best eating place we found having travelled along the North coast & down the East side.

Thank Peter W
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Reviewed 25 September 2013

Amazing to think that people carved out the 300 plus steps and created a little harbour and then carried their baskets full of herrings back up. There is also a lovely cafe at the top.

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Reviewed 18 September 2013

Visited the steps after reading about it; surprisingly no obvious signpost when passing it. Steep steps down as far as we could see from the top, and still in its original state, ie without the Health and Safety Act's fences. From photos it does go...More

1  Thank BrianArmagh
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Reviewed 16 July 2013

We were told about this sight from the great folks at our B & B at the Antlers and they suggested that these were a must to see, so we ventured down and indeed they were correct, well worth the effort, the steps are fine...More

1  Thank Ray M
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Reviewed 17 June 2013

Not for the feint hearted but must not be missed if in Caithness. Read up a little on the history before you visit to get the most out of your visit.

Thank JPR_54321
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Reviewed 28 May 2013

If you have the stamina (and good knees) go all the way to the bottom and feel the energy of the sea in the cove! Stunning historic place with a real sense of identity.....

Thank ELEMGEE
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Reviewed 7 May 2013

We did not managed to go down the steps due to bad weather. This place is not signed posted from the road so turn when you see signs for the Steps Cafe which is also a must even just for a coffee.

1  Thank Lisa M
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Reviewed 31 March 2013

First, TripAdvisor's map has got these in the completely wrong place - I'm talking about the man made flight of 370 steps at Ulbster in Caithness, Scottish Highlands. The steps are not well sign-posted, although there is now a sign to the cafe, which helps...More

Thank Ms_Moose
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