Holidaymakers endure terrifying drive along road on top of sheer cliff

Don’t look down! Holidaymakers endure terrifying drive along hair-raising road on top of sheer cliff as waves splash their car

  • Wendy Farrar was visiting a fishing village near Banff with her husband Stephen
  • As they turned down the street to their holiday rental, they discovered the road
  • In nail-biting footage, business owner Stephen, 55, drives along the ‘tiny’ road
  • However, Wendy, 51, said the ‘scariest’ drive only added to their experience

This is the moment terrified holidaymakers filmed themselves driving along a hair-raising road on a sheer cliff edge as waves crashed into the side of their car. 

Wendy Farrar, 51, was visiting a small fishing village near Banff in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, in October with her husband Stephen, 55. 

The pair quickly realised the drive was ‘not for the faint-hearted’ having already navigated a steep descent into the fishing port.

As they turned down the street to their holiday rental, they discovered the tight one-track road was on the edge of a cliff with crashing waves at its foot.

This is the moment terrified holidaymakers filmed themselves driving along a hair-raising road on a sheer cliff edge as waves crashed into the side of their car

Wendy Farrar, 51, was visiting a small fishing village near Banff in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, in October with her husband Stephen, 55

In nail-biting footage, business owner Stephen drives along the ‘tiny’ road before saying the crashing waves had ‘splashed the side of the car’.

However, the drive only added to the experience and Wendy says the cottage turned out to be the ‘best place they’d ever stayed’.

Wendy, from Ossett, West Yorkshire, said: ‘It’s definitely not for the faint-hearted. It’s the scariest drive we’ve done.

‘It’s a standing joke with us that wherever we stay, it’s always either a tiny single-track road or there’s something about the drive itself.

‘It was a really steep driveway down into the fishing port. As you go round, you drive round a tiny little harbour which is beautiful then we saw the road we had to go round.

‘We thought “oh my God, that’s quite a drop”. It was amazing. We said it’s probably the best place we’d ever stayed.’

The couple soon settled into their stay at the cottage, even discovering Ainsley Harriott had previously stayed there while filming a new TV show.

However, the drive only added to the experience and Wendy says the cottage turned out to be the ‘best place they’d ever stayed’


In nail-biting footage, business owner Stephen drives along the ‘tiny’ road before saying the crashing waves had ‘splashed the side of the car’

But the next day, they opted to park by the harbour instead as Wendy had been forced to walk behind their car to make sure it didn’t go too close to the edge or face any further scratches.

Wendy said: ‘My husband did the driving and he was like “I’ll just take it really slowly”. We put the mirrors in on the car just in case.

‘When we got it down to the car park on the end, he said “I think tomorrow if we go out we’ll park by the harbour instead”.

‘The following day I said I’d walk behind the car to see how close to the edge we were. It was pretty close. The drop was about eight to 10ft.

‘We go up to Scotland all the time and there’s always something that happens. We drove up to Glencoe the year before and there was a storm at the time.

‘They said the gales were about 50mph and really heavy rain. That was scary.

The couple soon settled into their stay at the cottage, even discovering Ainsley Harriott had previously stayed there while filming a new TV show

Despite their hair-raising start to the holiday, Wendy claims the views at the property were ‘absolutely stunning’ and the pair even got to see the aurora borealis

‘We’ve driven through really dense fog in the middle of the night driving up to Scotland, but this was probably the scariest drive so far. I think one or two cars have gone over [in the past].

‘We did come back in the dark a couple of evenings but on those evenings we parked round by the harbour.’

Despite their hair-raising start to the holiday, Wendy claims the views at the property were ‘absolutely stunning’ and the pair even got to see the aurora borealis.

Wendy said: ‘I’ve got photographs from inside the cottage looking out. It was absolutely stunning.

‘The residents of this village were some of the loveliest people we’ve met.

‘We went towards the end of October and have since found out that Ainsley Harriott has stayed there for a programme he was doing.

‘The bizarre thing is that one day we were sat in the living room. I said to my husband I was sure I could hear a truck and the next minute a truck drove past.

‘It put its mirrors in and it had a passenger looking out the side. He must do that quite often but we couldn’t believe that. We thought “how the heck has he managed that”.’

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