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Good walk

Stopped in forestry car park and took the anti clockwise trip to the caves Was eay enough until... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Shirley W
Girvan, United Kingdom
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Great walk!

Go at your own pace. The scenery is spectacular and we were very fortunate to go on a sunny day! A... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Stopped in forestry car park and took the anti clockwise trip to the caves Was eay enough until the steep descent down onto the beach The views were great The caves themselves were ok and the climb back up not just as steep,in places as...More

Thank Shirley W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Go at your own pace. The scenery is spectacular and we were very fortunate to go on a sunny day! A must visit.

Thank ChloeHK
Reviewed 5 days ago

Car park well signposted and about three miles round the route. Some quite steep parts, so not for anyone with mobility issues. Good views of farmland/woodland/sea on the way round and lots of birds - take binoculars. The cave itself more rewarding if you take...More

Thank partridge2016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Parked at the King's cave car park near machrie. Sign showed the route and to allow 2 and a half hours but we managed in 1 hour 40. Gentle climb up on the outskirts of the wood with great views. A steep/tricky descent onto the...More

Thank Sophie2327
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don't go on this walk if you have any mobility problems, very hard walk down to the cave, which in all honesty are a bit underwhelming. However, the views are magnificent and we saw a sea otter.

Thank davsylv8
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed exploring the Kings Cave and looking at all the different carvings on the walls. There are also a few other caves along the beach that you can enter if its not too muddy. For the most part the walk is quite flat but...More

Thank Baker_Bowie
Reviewed 7 May 2017

The cave is only part of the experience, the walk in and the scenery are the other part. Don't expect too much from what you will find......it is a Cave.....that it pre-dates History is obvious....that The Bruce was here.....well he had to hide somewhere....why not...More

1  Thank antis
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Picked up the track from just driving past, headed off without any idea how far we had to walk, but lovely well kept track and gorgeous scenery. Found the cave without any trouble but there were no interpretive signs and it was looking pretty sad...More

Thank gillian h
Reviewed 27 April 2017

After a road tour from north Broderick to Lochranza then the Twelve Apostles then south along the west cost of Arran we finally came to the King’s Cave. It was an nice enjoyable walk from the carpark to the cave and back again. We didn’t...More

1  Thank TonyAus
Reviewed 23 April 2017

The enjoyable walk to the caves is well worth doing if only for the beautiful views and peacefulness. The cave are worth a visit but the walk is the best bit. Easy enough for families to do together with a stop in front of the...More

1  Thank helen a
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