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Marwick Head RSPB Nature Reserve

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Marvelous Views & some little known History.

Popular with birdwatchers this reserve has terrific views & plenty of seabirds to keep the average... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2018
peter s
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Thurso, United Kingdom
Nice place

We had our visit there in the evening of a bright day. First of all, we found no Puffins, which is... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2018
Peter S
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Dresden, Germany
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Reviewed 6 August 2018

Popular with birdwatchers this reserve has terrific views & plenty of seabirds to keep the average twitcher occupied for hours. As you walk up to the reserve you will see a squat crenellated tower on the cliff top which appears to have no function.If you...More

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Reviewed 1 July 2018

We had our visit there in the evening of a bright day. First of all, we found no Puffins, which is why we visited Westray one day later - with success. However, Marwick Head is a nice place to visit, and the "climbing" from the...More

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Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

We visited here during a motorhome tour of Scotland - this is one of our highlights. Beautiful scenery, great wildlife, and views across to Hoy. Well worth a visit!

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Reviewed 28 December 2017

We were there for birding during our roadtrip! Amazing views and birding along the cliffs. We had Great Skua, Fulmar, Gannets, 2 hen harriers and more. Highly recommended.

Thank SergeAri
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Itis the northof mainland orkney, so why not. More restricted fot pathes. The cow enclosure fneces are to close. Nice sunsets, if any when there.

Thank rv15243
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Quite apart from the stunning view as you walk along the clifftops, the imposing Kitchener Memorial and HMS Hampshire wall is an edifice of great impact and grandeur. For anyone with limited mobility it is possibly inaccessible, although the walk of half a mile or...More

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Reviewed 3 August 2017

This is a great place to watch the sea birds, with fewer people around than at the Brough of Birsay. When we visited, we spotted a fulmar chick right at the top of the cliff - easy to quickly snatch a few cute photos. There's...More

Thank L3K
Reviewed 9 July 2017

There is a small free car park around a 15 minute walk away from the cliffs at Marwick Head and the Kitchener & HMS Hampshire memorial. The walk is pleasant and quite easy, once at the cliffs the views are stunning, with the lighthouse at...More

Thank milligan1959
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Worth the walk up from the car park to the cliffs. The sea views and the views of the cliffs and seabirds are fabulous. We saw puffins, razorbills, gulls, and great skuas. We walked up to the Kitchener memorial which was thought provoking.

Thank Laura B
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Views just wonderful, bird life abundant if lucky you might get a glimpse of the odd whale (On my visit a pod of killer whales had been seen--but not by me) --some hill approaches but not to much (though elderly might find problems). Bear in...More

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That is an unanswerable question - there are so many beautiful places to go - east west north and south of London! Inland nature reserves, coastal paths, hills, waterfalls, rivers, castles etc etc!
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