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First, The steps are not well sign-posted. They are about 7 miles south of Wick on the A99. We... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2017
Thane, India
Fantastic views!

We found the Whaligoe Steps following directions on TripAdvisor and a satellite overhead map via... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2017
Kelly C
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Whaligoe KW2, Scotland
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Reviewed 16 May 2017

First, The steps are not well sign-posted. They are about 7 miles south of Wick on the A99. We missed the turn and had to come back almost about a mile and a half back. And it was worth it. The views are amazing. If...More

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Reviewed 14 May 2017

We found the Whaligoe Steps following directions on TripAdvisor and a satellite overhead map via google maps and we're really glad we did! The 350 steps down felt easy but back up was a struggle! We were lucky enough to bump into one of the...More

Thank Kelly C
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

After desending the 300+ steps the harbour is a small outcrop with the remains of a Hut. Edges can be a bit slippery in wet and nothing to stop you falling down. No hand rails on steps but they are safe and level all the...More

Thank Dren W
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

We stopped at Helmsdale for lunch & the waitress suggested the Whaligoe steps - we were delighted to take up her suggestion. 370 steps down (& back up!) thankfully without the creels of herring. A great experience & well worth the effort!

Thank Lynne M
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Don't miss this one! The pictures might have you thinking, oh this is just a bunch of steps, but being there in person is a whole other thing. It's also not piled with tourists, so you can take your time here.

Thank Kristen B
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Drove past many times as couldn't find entrance but I'm so glad we did! Steeped in history, a magical place! Easy climb down these incredible steps takes you to a natural harbour with a great story to tell of the fisherman and their wives and...More

Thank garym186534
Reviewed 29 March 2017

We stoped at the Whaligoe steps on our trip throught the North Coast 500 and it was a very nice discovery ! The little walk down the steps is really beautiful and we even had the chance to spot an otter when we reached the...More

Thank noe_drx
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Delighted to have finally visited. Going down was very easy but coming back up is hard work but so worth it.

Thank Cara C
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Worth the stop and walk even if the shop is closed ( careful if its windy it wont be signposted) - Even on a windy day its sheltered and a lovely walk down the steps - walking back up you will have a appreciation for...More

Thank Sam H
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Living nearby I have visited many times and never tire of going one more time. At different times of the year the experience is different. From flat calm in the spring summer to raging seas on a windy winters day. In the spring it's a...More

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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