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Amazing day trip from bucket list

Amazing day, left from Leverburgh in Harris. Not a cloud in the sky. Just over 3 hours later, climbing up to the Gap above the village. Great walk around the caldera. Needed the... read more

Reviewed 24 December 2016
Donald F
Scotland, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016

This was a really cool place to experience! Such a remote island and learning about Hirta and its former inhabitants is fascinating. There is a beautiful little beach to explore and lots of old building to walk between. Brought a packed lunch (a must, no food served on the island) and meandered around for about 4 hours (may have even... More 

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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223 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Amazing day, left from Leverburgh in Harris. Not a cloud in the sky. Just over 3 hours later, climbing up to the Gap above the village. Great walk around the caldera. Needed the beer provided by the boat, then home. One off my bucket list.

1 Thank Donald F
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 634 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

From the many Stacs to the marvellous islands, St Kilda is certainly a stunning area to visit. Do not miss any opportunity you have to visit Hirta with so much history to share it is a must.

Thank Bruce H
Wilmington, Delaware
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77 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

The title of this review comes from two sources: The song by Runrig, which mentions St. Kilda in the last verse; and Michael Powell's excellent 1937 film, which was actually filmed on Foula in the Shetlands, but was supposedly about St. Kilda (or Hirta, to be precise). Apparently Powell had wanted to film on Hirta, but was unable to obtain... More 

12 Thank Runrig_fan
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

We landed at the village bay on our first attempt to get there and from stepping ashore to leaving after about five hours we were enchanted by this truly magical place. The warden welcomed us and we were free to go about the main island at our leisure. The peace and mystery you feel as you wander round was such... More 

Thank Roy S
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77 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

We planned to go to St Kilda a few months before actually going. The St. Kilda archipelago is comprised of four volcanic islands: Hirta, Dun, Soay and Boreray and we planned to visit the only one that you are permitted to, Hirta. We had arranged to holiday on a small island in Badachro, near Gairloch, taking our rib boat with... More 

8 Thank Phil_Jane_wirral
Hatfield, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016

St Kilda was a place I'd long wanted to visit. I'd read many books about the archipelago and we'd already had one holiday on the Isle of Harris in an effort to make the trip. It's hard to get to because sea conditions often mean that the journey can't be made. This time we were lucky and managed to get... More 

3 Thank CornishPiskie2013
Gambrills, Maryland
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277 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

You can walk inside the structures and see how these people lived...a community, everyone shared everything. It is a wonderful archeological site. Wonderful views from the top of the mountain. It is gentle sloping.

2 Thank 66travelor
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

We were lucky enough to be on a small cruise ship and St Kilda was on our itinerary. Even so, this was not an easy place to get to and the zodiac boat trip off the ship to the jetty was interesting and it was uncertain if we could moor due to the weather. We did make it, sadly the... More 

2 Thank Liz W
dublin, Ireland
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2016

We had the good fortune to book with Angus Campbell of Kilda Cruises - just excellent service from Angus and Malcom. He kept us informed of the weather window and we were lucky in that one of the two days cleared sufficiently for us to be able to travel. 2.5 hours out and the boat trip was just great -... More 

5 Thank Michael K

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