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Davaar Island Cave Painting of the Crucifixion

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You have to be fit to get to this attraction!

Walked over a causeway to get to Davaar Island which took about forty five minutes and then another... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Glasgow, United Kingdom
What a great walk!

Reached by a causeway that can only be traversed at low tide, this island is a lovely peaceful... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2018
SFrances C
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Davaar Island, Campbeltown PA28 6RE, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walked over a causeway to get to Davaar Island which took about forty five minutes and then another forty five minutes to get to the cave over wobbly rocks (wear appropriate footwear). Once there it was quite a big cave and when inside the cave...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to see paintings. Unless you are a mountain goat dont bother. You have to walk across a beach of ricks and boulders to get to cave with painting in. We tried to get there but with a 3yr it was very hard. Gave up...More

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Reviewed 27 July 2018

Reached by a causeway that can only be traversed at low tide, this island is a lovely peaceful walk. the coastal walking involves a lot of rock scrambling, but there are part of easier terrain as well. We really enjoyed our 3 hours walking here...More

2  Thank SFrances C
Reviewed 1 June 2018

This island is approached by the tidal walkway the island has many attractions wild goats and an abundance of birds we have not been to the caves To see the paintings but intend to visit them next May

1  Thank Williamtodd13
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

We visited on a very warm day, after walking across the causeway and round the island a bit there are lots of rocks to scramble over, so not a walk for really young children. Stunning views and my children enjoyed counting round until the 8th...More

1  Thank Laura F
Reviewed 22 March 2018

Davaar island at the head if Campbeltown Loch ( I wish it were whisky) housed in a cave on the far side of the island is the beautiful painting of the crucifiction. Originally painted by a local, artist, Mc Kinnon and has been kept up...More

3  Thank Alastair B
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

If you visit Campbelltown you must visit Davaar Island as it's been here a very long time,and well worth the walk across when the tide is out,but make sure you time the tides or you will be stuck there overnight.😣

Thank lizmacmillan54
Reviewed 14 September 2017

This is only accessible during low tide. It's about a 45 minute walk through some rough terrain. Wear non slip shoes. Totally worth the trek.

Thank Dubcmom
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Accessible on foot only at low tides, the walk over the Dholrinn demands strong footwear. It is imperative that you check the state of the tide before setting off, the tourist information centre can help with that. Best done on a warm sunny day, although...More

Thank murox2017
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Davaar Island is reached at low tide by walking across a causeway called the Dhorlinn.  Pick up a list of tide times at the tourist information office on Campbeltown Old Quay before setting off and take sturdy footwear. There parking at start of causeway or...More

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Response from Nyree C | Reviewed this property |
It is quite a bit along the shore, it's marked with a star on ordinance survey maps at the southerly point of the island. We were ready to give up as tide and time were against us, but glad we carried on.