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“Well worth the 300 plus steps - down and back up!”
Review of Whaligoe Steps

Whaligoe Steps
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Whaligoe
Certificate of Excellence
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 the top of the steps is most welcome - just pray that it's open when you visit.

1  Thank Grahame B
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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 bad - we were there on a beautiful day that helped. Met a fella called Jimmy, who live locally, on the steps - local character telling us all about how he appeared on a Billy Connolly TV show when he was at Whaligoe steps a few years back.

If you think it's hard work imagine what it must have been like for the women carrying baskets of fish up these steps.

When you have done your trek or if you don't fancy it, the cafe at the top is apparently really good - though we were pushed fro time and couldn't stop unfortunately.

1  Thank Tom W
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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 the steps had a wide range of excellent home-made cakes - a proper present to yourself once you walk back up!

3  Thank Clive M
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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 stairs are steep, the story interesting, but not a top attraction.
The cafè was closed with a confusing notice saying "Sorry we are closed. We are open from 10.30 to 5 pm, Tuesday Sunday". It was Wednesday, 13 pm, August, and it was closed.
To find it, have a look on google maps, it is perfectly indicated.

1  Thank E-Opla
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Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

We stopped here as part of our North Coast 500 trip down the east coast. We done them early morning so it was nice and quiet and slightly awkward to find. There is a whaligoe Steps cafe banner on the left hand side of the road heading south you need to turn in there and head passed the couple of cottages and park there. It's an easy walk down you can wear trainers if it's a nice day but for wetter weather would recommend better shoes/hiking shoes for the grip. The views at the bottom are beautiful and it would have received 5 stars if it wasn't for the fact that there is no information boards/plaques anymore regarding the history of the steps I just had to google it!

1  Thank manderson2413
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