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Well worth the effort once you manage to find the place!

What an amazing testimony to the fortitude of the fisher folk of yesteryear. Only by visiting this... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
John C
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Tillicoultry, United Kingdom
Fantastic historical site

365 steep steps where the herring used to be brought up from the harbour below. Steps uneven, and... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2017
drpetembe
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Wickham Market
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

What an amazing testimony to the fortitude of the fisher folk of yesteryear. Only by visiting this incredible place can you get an impression of how hardy the people must have been to be able to ascend the 365 steps laden with baskets of fish....More

Thank John C
Reviewed 21 October 2017

365 steep steps where the herring used to be brought up from the harbour below. Steps uneven, and slippery in places, so care needed, and not for the unfit or faint hearted! I only managed about 70 before turning back (no head for heights). Amazing...More

1  Thank drpetembe
Reviewed 17 October 2017

There are about 300 steps down to the sea. Worth it though, and you won't feel guilty if you had a large breakfast! Look out for Davey when you climb back up, he will give you all the history to the place. Be careful if...More

1  Thank BekaLR
Reviewed 19 September 2017

This is slightly tricky to find but there is a free car park just off the main road. A slightly eccentric local is more than happy to explain about this steep path of over three hundred steps that takes you from the cliff top down...More

1  Thank NeilSK
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Kept the kids occupied counting ALL of the steps down to the water. Lovely spot - be sure to explore as if you climb down a bit, towards the sea, there's a good waterfall.

Thank Elaine M
Reviewed 31 August 2017

We could easily have missed this interesting little find were it not for the reference to it in our guide book of the NC500. Despite the advice about the danger of wet steps, we parked up and ventured down the steps on a breezy August...More

Thank Carole C
Reviewed 26 August 2017

Beautiful setting with superb views out to sea. At the bottom it is a natural harbour where fishermen used to land their catch and the women carried it up the steps in baskets. It's well worth the effort - and the little coffee shop at...More

1  Thank Grahame B
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Not the easiest place to find - we drove past a couple of time on the main road before finding the turning. It's about 300 steps down to the old area where they landed the herring, steps are a bit uneven but it's not too...More

1  Thank Tom W
Reviewed 18 August 2017

A very atmospheric place. The steps are not as intimidating as you might think and lead down to a beautiful goes. We spent a happy hour taking in the steep sides of the harbour and watching the seals. The coffee shop at the top of...More

3  Thank Clive M
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Steps descending to the sea. I was worried about the previous reviews, but I found descending nd coming back quite easy. It is no dangerous going down the steps but I think there should be more concern about falling stones from the cliff upstairs. The...More

1  Thank E-Opla
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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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