Cape Wrath (Scotland) Reviews
Description:Am Parbh / Sutherland / Highland / Scotland / The Cape can be reached only on foot from the south, or by taking a ... more
Cape Wrath (Scotland) ... passenger ferry from Keoldale near Durness across the Kyle of Durness, and then walking, cycling or taking a minibus. The journey of around 11 miles to the lighthouse takes the visitor through a desolate and virtually uninhabited region. The area is used as a military bombardment range by the Royal Air Force; hence travel to the Cape is restricted at certain times of year. There is a lighthouse at the cape, built in 1828 by Robert Stevenson, which was manned until 1998. Overlooking the Cape are the ruins of the Lloyd's signal station which was used to monitor shipping.
Newest Review: ... time that I was here my ferry was diverted to rescue a flock of Sheep that had got themselves stranded on one of the sand banks. Other more common delays with the ferry occur due to military activities and there are times when no one is allowed to cross. The journey to the Lighthouse may only be 12 miles but it takes about 40 minutes and the road is more or less just a narrow dirt track. The ... more
Customer Cape Wrath (Scotland) Reviews (1)
by - written on 17/10/07 (Very useful, 428 readings)
Think of the extremities of the British Isles and you will automatically think of John O' Groats and Lands End. These are famous as the most north easterly and south westerly points respectively but it doesn't take too much thought to realise that there are two more extremities too, these being Dover and Cape Wrath, the most south easterly and north westerly points. This review is about Cape Wrath, in the very top left hand corner of Scotland, the least visited of these four places. I have been to Cape Wrath twice, once as a child and then some twenty years later as an adult, yet to the best of my knowledge it was completely unchanged between these visits with ... Read the complete review
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