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Electric Brae, Ayr

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The Electric Brae is a gravity hill in Ayrshire, Scotland, where a freewheeling vehicle will appear to be drawn uphill by some mysterious attraction. The phenomenon is an optical illusion.
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  • This was recommended by a friend so we drove past and thought we would see what it was all about. We were extremely lucky that some local folk were there to let us know how to make the most of the... 
    This was recommended by a friend so we drove past and thought we would see what it was all about. We were extremely lucky that some local folk were there to let us know how to make the most of the...  more »
  • I had visited before and it didn't have quite the same surprise factor as it did the first time. But it is worth visiting for the experience of a car rolling uphill 8f only for a very short distance 
    I had visited before and it didn't have quite the same surprise factor as it did the first time. But it is worth visiting for the experience of a car rolling uphill 8f only for a very short distance  more »
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  • These things fascinate me and I have wanted to do this for ages. Stopped on the road where we were apparently going downhill and put car in neutral....to find the car slowly rolling backwards...uphill!! Great fun! Also lovely views out across the sea to Ailsa Craig from this road
  • Went the other day after finishing work Early, it does look like your car rolls up hill. A good illusion. Only bad thing I would say is its on a fairly busy road and cars coming round the corner might no expect people to be stopped there unless your a local. Surprised there isn't a few crashes there.

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