The Big Rock

The Big Rock, Newport-on-Tay: Address, The Big Rock Reviews: 4.5/5

The Big Rock
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N J
Fife40 contributions
Second visit essential to really appreciate it
Sep. 2020
So intense was my first visit that I had to leave it several years to return. During that time I have done considerable research into the Big Rock, and a fuller understanding of its history certainly heightens the experience second time around.

Who knew, for example, that the Big Rock is one of only three known locations to lie on a line of longitude that connects - directly connects - the North and South Poles?! The other two locations are of course the Great Pyramid at Giza, and the sacred temple of Atlantis.

Even more incredible, the BR lies on the infamous line of 'latitude with attitude' which connects directly with the Tomb of the Ancient Mariner (from Coleridge's poem) in Ankara; the most credible location of the Ark in modern-day Romania; the Island of Namboombu (immortalised in Bedknobs and Broomsticks); and perhaps best-known, Arizona's Area 51.

At once a place for quiet reflection, introspection, vigorous partying and whale-watching, the Big Rock is truly a unique phenomenon.
Written September 3, 2020
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DundeeBridie
Fife, UK107 contributions
The Big Rock
Sep. 2019 • Couples
Wow!
It’s big and it’s a rock.
It’s a big, big rock on the glorious Fife Riviera.
What more can I say?
Written September 3, 2019
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Colin P
7 contributions
Highlight of Newport the place to be
Feb. 2019 • Solo
Saw otters here. Classic spot to get greAt Tay photos. Great place to eat your fish n chips from the silvery Tay
Written February 20, 2019
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TraflwrAlba
36 contributions
Big rock is smaller than the rock it sits on
Apr. 2018 • Friends
I come here to eat crisps and for this it is good, but I have recently noticed that the rock labelled as 'big' is resting upon a bigger rock. This is disappointing, as the big rock is not as big as it has always seemed. I hope others will be made aware of this.
Written April 30, 2018
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N J
Fife40 contributions
There is no Rock Bigger in the area
Jan. 2018
The famous Big Rock is truly the jewel in Newport's crown. A stunning natural phenomenon which has entranced the sceptical, beguiled the wise and entrapped the unwary.

Visit, wonder, return.
Written February 7, 2018
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postcard13
Fife Scotland121 contributions
View the new V & A on the opposite side of the river
Nov. 2017 • Couples
Take in the view of the new V & A museum on Dundee’s waterfront from the great advantage point on the Fife side at the The Big Rock.
Written November 18, 2017
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sean2mitchell
Dundee, UK1 contribution
great views along the river tay
Nov. 2017 • Family
A great place to go and get a glimpse of the city from the quiet town of Newport on tay. great views especially on bonfire night where you can see both displays from Dundee above the law
Written November 1, 2017
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8920johnl
Newport-on-Tay, UK31 contributions
Swimming @ Fishing
Jan. 2017 • Family
This was a great place for swimming and fishing, way back in late 60/70's,when , growing up in Newport, The flat bit of ground at the bottom before you climb down to the Big Rock was where the Nov 5th bonfire was held, which brought out loads of locals for a great night. Great memories, would probably be against H/Safety these days.
Written February 13, 2017
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thetravellingmanUk
uk9,668 contributions
Beautiful location
Nov. 2016 • Solo
I know this area relatively well but until recently had never heard of this before. So today I went in search of 'The Big Rock', which I eventually found. I had to double check that I was in the correct spot as I was looking very hard all around the rock for the plaque but couldn't find one. Perhaps the weather and the location has taken its toll on the plaque or maybe someone has removed it.....
However, the views from here are truly breathtaking.
I would certainly recommend to anyone intending to go for a visit to wear appropriate footwear and clothing and also to exercise extreme caution. The seaweed can be extremely slippery on approach to 'The Big Rock' as I found out!
If anyone is looking for more detailed directions 'The Big Rock' is located at the bottom of the 'braes' in Newport-On-Tay and I would suggest the best way to find it would be to look for Robert Street first. It is almost in a straight line down from this point.
Written November 6, 2016
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charannjack
Newport-on-Tay, UK21 contributions
Memories of Childhood
Jul. 2016 • Family
When we came to Newport-on-Tay on summer holidays, we crossed the road to the Braes and gingerly made our way down the steep and slippy grass to the Big Rock. When the tide was in it was separated from the beach by a narrow strip of water. When the tide was out, it was possible to clamber across and up the sides to stand on the top of the Big Rock. Magic! Made us feel on top of the world!
Written September 14, 2016
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