Mermaid of the North
Mermaid of the North
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Monuments & Statues
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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The Stunning 11ft tall Mermaid of the North sits on her rock on the shore of the Seaboard Village of Balintore. Inspired by local folklore she was designed as part of a Sculpture Park celebrating local heritage, Folklore, Faith, Fortitude, Fishing & Four Corners of the World. To visit the Mermaid of the North please continue to the Seaboard Centre where there is ample car parking and take the short walk along the Sculpture Trail. You can have your NC500 Passport stamped with the Mermaid of the North stamp at the Seaboard Centre which is located near to the statue.
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  • Talia B
    Winchester, United Kingdom73 contributions
    Wouldn’t go out of my way by it’s okay
    It was nice to look at and stopped to have a look at it. Arts subjective, it’s a statue of a mermaid on a rock, not sure why it has a trip advisor. I walked past it, stopped to look at it for a minute and continued my morning walk along the beach. Might go again tonight on my walk or tomorrow morning. Nice enough, not an all day thing, max 5 minutes. If you are in walkable distance I suggest you go. Don’t travel more than 10 as it’s a small fishing village, it’s small....
    Visited August 2020
    Travelled with family
    Written 10 August 2020
  • Grays_on_Holiday
    Derbyshire, United Kingdom882 contributions
    Worth the short detour
    If planning on travelling up the East coast, worth a short detour to see if you like photography. This sculpture if located on the rocks on the seafront at Balintore. Not a harbour town but a small, residential area. A reasonable amount of parking at the Seaboard Centre nearby which also hosts a good cafe, toilets and a post office. A lovely, short walk from the carpark (5 minutes), over the Scottish pebbles at the shoreline, will lead you to this lovely sculpture. We were also lucky enough to spot dolphins from the shore when we visited in late July. Don't expect lots to see and entertain you in this area, as mentioned, it's a small residential area but if the weather is fine, it's a nice place to sit and eat a picnic and there's a few swings for younger children.
    Visited July 2022
    Written 4 September 2022
  • Darryn_Fewster
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom119 contributions
    A Mermaid certainly worth a visit!
    This was an amazing experience and being able to see this majestic lady was lovely. The day was slightly over cast for us but the statue is easy to see from the parking bays. When we were there it was easy to park and we even moved closer, parking at the local pub car park, meaning the walk to the statue, which took all of 5mins slow trundle, was lovely. Once we followed the path down to the beach, I would suggest this for wheelchair users, we were able to walk right up to the statue and have some photos taken.
    Visited August 2020
    Written 17 August 2020
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lemonice
Derbyshire97 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
Easy to find, plenty of free parking, short walk to the Mermaid. Got to be done if you are on the NC500 route. There is a cafe there across from the car park but it wasn’t open when we went.
Toilets open 24 hours
Written 28 August 2023
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JayC7271
Chapel-en-le-Frith, UK105 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
Lovely quiet area with a pebbled beach. Nice to see if passing nearby but not really worth going too far out of your way to visit.
Written 4 August 2023
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Joanne C
Ellesmere, UK356 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
Worth a look as the beach is good for rock pools at low tide but I wouldn’t go out of my way to find it. My best advice would be to take a picnic and enjoy the view . The beach is all pebbles but there were lots of birds about so plenty to watch.
Written 18 July 2023
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kjf_x
Carnoustie, UK1,401 contributions
Jun 2023 • Couples
Amazing views here. Peaceful area just off the north coast 500 route and a nice view of the water and the Mermaid of the North statue!
Written 28 June 2023
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Luseana S
1 contribution
Aug 2022
I spent some time sunning with the Mermaid of the North. Just up the road is a recreation of a fabulous standing stone in a field. It was a beautiful sunny day and I enjoyed the mermaid's attitude.
Written 3 March 2023
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ColDogMacK
Glasgow, UK152 contributions
Nov 2022
Its a statue of a mermaid - best visited when the tide is in, otherwise a bit underwhelming. Good car parking but in Novemeber the nearby cafe hours are shorter. I guess its a bit different, though I had expected a picturesque village too
Written 13 November 2022
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menuhrabber
Peterhead, UK162 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
Traveled up from peterhead on our week's trip this was on the bucket list and we were not disappointed what a brilliant idea well worth the jaunt
Written 30 October 2022
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Curlyhornedsheep
Whaley Bridge, UK17 contributions
Oct 2022 • Solo
Hideous carbuncle ruins a perfectly nice rock on the seashore and interrupts a super sea view. Cute legend, but no need for such a grotesque interpretation of the central character, who looks like something out of an old, very old, cheap cartoon.
Written 10 October 2022
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ladybiker2012
Malton, UK93 contributions
Aug 2022
what you see is what you get, literally a cute statue in the sea! I loved it, we camped close by and had a wander to take a photo, job done! :)
Written 7 September 2022
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Grays_on_Holiday
Derbyshire, UK882 contributions
Jul 2022
If planning on travelling up the East coast, worth a short detour to see if you like photography.

This sculpture if located on the rocks on the seafront at Balintore. Not a harbour town but a small, residential area. A reasonable amount of parking at the Seaboard Centre nearby which also hosts a good cafe, toilets and a post office.

A lovely, short walk from the carpark (5 minutes), over the Scottish pebbles at the shoreline, will lead you to this lovely sculpture. We were also lucky enough to spot dolphins from the shore when we visited in late July.

Don't expect lots to see and entertain you in this area, as mentioned, it's a small residential area but if the weather is fine, it's a nice place to sit and eat a picnic and there's a few swings for younger children.
Written 4 September 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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