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Nice place to stop off if you are passing through Wick

We stopped here and saw also Noss Head Lighthouse just nearby. It was a nippy day so if it’s not... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom
Peaceful, awe inspiring

The castle is a ruin of course, but surprisingly you can go inside and walk around. Just a little... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2018
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Wick KW1 4QT, Scotland
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All reviews information boards car park short walk the cliff head lighthouse sunny day light house worth a visit its heyday giving information interesting ruins superb views walk around off limits wear good walking shoes bit difficult to find amazing history
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here and saw also Noss Head Lighthouse just nearby. It was a nippy day so if it’s not sunny, bring a good mac for the wind. It was about a 5-10 minute drive down a narrow track, and there was a small picnic...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank scothighlands
Reviewed 8 October 2018

The castle is a ruin of course, but surprisingly you can go inside and walk around. Just a little walk to get there from the free car park. Fantastic views. Without doubt the highlight is its own "private" cove. Worth going on a beautiful day.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jonty838
Reviewed 6 October 2018

It's a hike to get there so wear good walking shoes. However, the walk is very nice. The ruins are beautiful but being redone so there are places you can tell probably shouldn't be there. But it doesn't take away from the beauty of the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank paralegal777
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Fun castle ruin to visit. Very picturesque spot for a walk. Not a lot of info provided - just a couple of signs. Easy parking and easy, short walk to ruins.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AndyB2012
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

Beautiful, one of my 17year old daughters favorite castles/places visited. Worth tackling the weather.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sightsee780448
Reviewed 22 September 2018

Bring your jacket as the wind gets vicious because, y'know, you're right on the edge of the ocean as you stand in these deserted ruins of a castle hundreds of years old. There's about a 250m walk along a rutted country track, with a few...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 3 September 2018

Crumbling castle built on crumbly promontory of sedimentary rock. Beautiful location with great views.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank GodfreydeZilla
Reviewed 1 September 2018

You'll be amazed by the formation of the sea rocks and how they are being mirrored in the structure of Sinclair Castle. There will be some information on the walk leading from the parking lot to the castle. Feel free to walk around and explore...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank nqwasindc
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

These ruins are off the beaten track and not signposted so you need to look, but wow, so well worth the effort. A small car park and then quite a pleasant medium length walk through private property along the hill top to reach the ruins....More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank wendywM2675SJ
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Very interesting castle with cliff-top walks. The information boards about the castle and the wildlife are excellent. Views are really good, especially with Noss Head lighthouse in the background. There are many different birds and the odd seal to enjoy as well. There are no...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank redcar222
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31 October 2017|
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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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