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Great place to visit

Went along when we had time to spare. Such a great decision. A great place to visit with some... read more

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Dave B
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Dalkeith, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Can tour ruins of cliff-top castle

A short walk along gravel from car park allows views of sea cliffs and the peninsula on which the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Philip M
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Duillier, Switzerland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went along when we had time to spare. Such a great decision. A great place to visit with some amazing scenery. A short walk from the car park with information boards along the way. Lots of little walks all round the area. Well worth a...More

Thank Dave B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A short walk along gravel from car park allows views of sea cliffs and the peninsula on which the castle was built. Good explanation boards show history and suggests the interior layout.

Thank Philip M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good ruined castle with information spread around the area about the wildlife and an artist's impression showing the castle as a working entity. Parking is available beside a short trail to the castle.

Thank KandAsMum
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a ten minute walk from the car park Castle Sinclair comes into view and I'm soon walking round these ancient ruins. I'd say you can freely explore 80% of the castle as around 20% is off limits due to safetly but to be able...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here for an afternoon walk and it was well worth it. Lovely views and the weather was good at the time so made it very nice.

Thank bayview47
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An evening visit to this Castle lying just outside Wick. Superb views up and down the coast. Car park and easy walk 1/4 mile to the cliffs. Some interpretation boards and seems to be privately owned. Its possible to see the ruin from very close...More

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Reviewed 12 June 2018

Close to Wick and what a location. Though the castle is effectively a ruin (when will that waal topple ?) its location is breathtankingly beautiful. The explanations are complete and interesting, and income is free (there is an honesty box though, don't forget it). It...More

Thank RickKessel_Lo
Reviewed 8 June 2018

I was excited to see this because I am a Sinclair, and visiting Scotland was something of a pilgrimage for me. It is a bit difficult to find, but its isolation and the quiet, majestic ruins of the castle make it an amazing visit even...More

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Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

Rushed down here after dinner (after reading the encouraging reviews) to catch the sunset (22:00!). No tourists, and the castle was lit up by the setting sun - well worth it.

Thank Janina B
Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

Like the old joke, why did they build the castle so close to the airport... Getting there involves a detour around the boundary of Wick airport which could put you off if just passing by but it’s well worth it. The info boards do a...More

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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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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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