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Castle Sinclair Girnigoe

Wick KW1 4QT, Scotland
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Worth the 2h walk

We went by foot with my boyfriend last year in October for our anniversary and the castle with its... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2018
sofietti
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Rome, Italy
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Visit to ruins of Sinclair Girnigoe Castle near Wick

Great visit after a walk down a wet track after rain. But that added to the mystique of the old... read more

Reviewed 28 January 2018
robbiemactours
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Castletown, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“car park” (23 reviews)
“the cliff” (7 reviews)
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Wick KW1 4QT, Scotland
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Reviewed 5 March 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 28 January 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 22 January 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 26 November 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 24 November 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 31 October 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 30 October 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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Reviewed 28 October 2017

We were staying in seaview cottage near the castle so for us it was a leasurely walk There is a car park near nosshead lighthouse were you can park to walk to the castle from there. You do need a car to get to this...More

Thank ALass48
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

These ruins are built right on the edge of the cliff. It is just staggering to imagine how they ever built this place. There are great information boards depicting how the castle would have looked and how daily life would have been. Fascinating. The views...More

1  Thank BekaLR
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

We got recommended to visit this place by the women who worked in the heritage museum as the light from the museum was from the noss head lighthouse, close to here. If we hadn't been told about it we wouldn't have realised to come as...More

Thank Hayley R
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Randy R
30 October 2017|
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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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Alpe3002
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
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