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Hardy people

We travelled up here in sept 13 and loved the steps. When the seas are crashing in it's all very... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2014
Glasgow, United Kingdom

What a site! What those woman had to do for their bread and butter back then was phenomenal. Lovely... read more

Reviewed 24 April 2014
Perth, United Kingdom
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Whaligoe KW2, Scotland
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Reviewed 25 April 2014

We travelled up here in sept 13 and loved the steps. When the seas are crashing in it's all very dramatic. The men landed their fish here, which in it's self a feat and the women carried them up the cliffs with occasional rest spots...More

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Reviewed 24 April 2014 via mobile

What a site! What those woman had to do for their bread and butter back then was phenomenal. Lovely views from the top. If scared of heights do not go haha

3  Thank Bigyin93
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
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
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
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
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.

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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.....

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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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