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Castle Sinclair Girnigoe

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Address: Wick KW1 4QT, Scotland

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Quiet and peaceful

The area was very peaceful and we were the only ones there. The castle itself was probably more impressive some hundred years ago, but it's only ruins now. What's really cool... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Oslo, Norway
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Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The area was very peaceful and we were the only ones there. The castle itself was probably more impressive some hundred years ago, but it's only ruins now. What's really cool about the castle is the placement. It's located right on a cliff. If you're in that part of Scotland, it's worth the trip, but if you're not planning on... More 

Thank stefanandriano
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 285 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Times had printed an aerial picture if this castle and presented it as if it was a 'must visit' venue. Couldn't see signs from the main road, not sure if the hotel ? Home ? Next to it was private. From the road it looks like some crumbling stones, go to a magnificent castle instead such as Dunrobin Castle... More 

Thank Mister J
Rossendale, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stunning views from this lovely historic castle, great pebbled beach 'goe' interesting notice boards telling the castles history. You can venture in most parts of the ruins over the drawbridge. If you're lucky you might catch sight of seals. Well worth the walk from the car park to view the amazing hill top views of the coastline.

Thank Sue I
Strichen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

My husband and I visited this amazing place while on holiday recently at Ackergill Tower. You can get right inside the ruins and peer out down to the rocks below. We've never had the opportunity to visit anywhere like this and would thoroughly recommend a visit here although might be unsuitable for young children.

Thank LBuchan
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

I was anxious to visit here as it is an ancestral home. The single lane road takes you out to the lighthouse point where you park at the top of the hill. You can barely see the castle but the signage is good, provides the history and points you in the right direction. We passed through a farm gate (due... More 

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Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Really lovely scenic walk. Interesting information board. Can't beat the Scottish coast line for its history.

Thank Carmella H
Chichester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Amazing antiquity overlooking the sweeping Sinclair bay. The information boards give a thorough explanation of the historical relevance of these crumbling building remains on top of the cliffs on Noss point.

Thank Brian H
Basildon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

This is an interesting visit, but please be careful around the ruin. People have obviously tried to see more and safety fences/scaffolding poles that have been put in place to prevent access to certain areas have been pulled out and moved and so exposing some dangerous drops and holes.

Thank OutDog
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 November 2016

How on earth did they build such a castle in such a difficult place? And how did they provision it and keep the masters in luxury and the servants fed? There's a lot to think about, and fine views too.

Thank eucsgmrc
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

I loved this castle. We visited it on a gloriously sunny day. We included it in a stunning coastal path walk, which originated from Staxigoe Harbour. Really interesting castle. Glorious sea views. Plenty of little rooms to explore!

Thank Charlotte S

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