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Castle Sinclair Girnigoe

Wick KW1 4QT, Scotland
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Lovely walk down to the ruins, which you can walk amongst

We weren't expecting much but were pleasantly surprised. There is a good parking area with picnic... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
manchesterLizard
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Stockport, United Kingdom
Amazing seaside castle

This castle on the Sinclair Bay near the Noss Head light is stunning. There's a car park about a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Geoffrey S
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Deptford, New Jersey
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We weren't expecting much but were pleasantly surprised. There is a good parking area with picnic benches, and a clear signposted walk down to the Castle ruins. There are boards with information on the way down. You can walk around some of the ruins with...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This castle on the Sinclair Bay near the Noss Head light is stunning. There's a car park about a quarter mile away, and an overland walk leads to the castle. There's a lot to see on the coastline before the castle, including an impressive sea...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There are a lot f castle ruins in Caithness and we saw a few. This was the best one for sure. There is still a lot left to see. And I recommend you walk down to the little beach beside it. When we went someone...More

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Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

We went by foot with my boyfriend last year in October for our anniversary and the castle with its views and atmosphere was amazing and we are so pleased that we did that walk

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Reviewed January 28, 2018

Great visit after a walk down a wet track after rain. But that added to the mystique of the old ruins of the two castles which have such a violent history under Clan Sinclair. Set on dramatic coastal cliffs. Not suitable I suggest for young...More

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Reviewed January 22, 2018

This is worth the little walk to see the ruins. Even better at night when the northern lights are on display! Very quiet location so you will more than likely have the sights to yourselves.

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Reviewed November 25, 2017

I loved this ruin. This was special to us as it's connected to my husband's ancestry. It's a little out of the way but absolutely worth it. Awe inspiring location due to being on the coast. I could envisage living in something like this. Windows...More

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Reviewed November 24, 2017 via mobile

Three stars? Well as the independent college student I am I hiked the 4.5 miles (one way) to the light house with frozen roads/ trails. The walk is beautiful, especially with good weather. When I arrived the gate was closed but I went anyways which...More

Thank Will L
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Reviewed October 30, 2017

Just amazing! We were the only people walking around and it made our experience even more mystic. You must be careful with the small kids though but they will love it!

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Reviewed October 30, 2017 via mobile

Absolutely stunning and so beautiful. Just a wee walk from the carpark with lots of info to read about the history along the way. Really pleased we could actually walk into the ruins and around it. Plenty of photo opportunities!

1  Thank Beth H
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Randy R
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Response from hhurricane58 | Reviewed this property |
We drove up. I'm not sure if there is or not. The drive up was actually quite nice. The roads are good and the scenery was beautiful. There's also a lot of places that you can stop, if you're on the train you're going to... More
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March 16, 2017|
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Response from LBuchan | Reviewed this property |
You walk along a path at the edge of a field. There were no restrictions when we visited. The path was a little muddy due to rain but otherwise perfect walkable with sensible footwear. There are boards situated near the... More
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