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Castle Sinclair Girnigoe

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... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Oslo, Norway
Cannot really comment due to no signs from main road ?

The Times had printed an aerial picture if this castle and presented it as if it was a 'must visit... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Mister J
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Wick KW1 4QT, Scotland
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Reviewed 4 weeks 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...More

Thank stefanandriano
Reviewed 4 weeks 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...More

Thank Mister J
Reviewed 16 April 2017 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...More

Thank Sue I
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...More

Thank LBuchan
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...More

1  Thank Mary C
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Carmella H
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
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...More

Thank OutDog
Reviewed 7 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
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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Hi, are there any opening times for the castle? We would like to visit it around 5 pm this august! Is this possible? Thanks for your answer, Peter
16 March 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