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Castlehill Heritage Centre

Castlehill Heritage Centre Harbour Road, Castletown, Thurso KW14 8TG, Scotland
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A wonderful site

We are locals and only visit perhaps once a year. Everytime we go things have dramatically changed... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Colin L
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Dunnet, United Kingdom
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Excellent

Very interesting, we spent all morning exploring the surrounding area and it was made even more so... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Caroljmac
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Fife, United Kingdom
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Castlehill Heritage Centre Harbour Road, Castletown, Thurso KW14 8TG, Scotland
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"small harbour"
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"local history"
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"surrounding area"
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"sunny day"
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"flagstone"
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"industry"
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"engine"
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"volunteers"
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"hurricane"
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"display"
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"coast"
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"knowledge"
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"views"
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"pilot"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are locals and only visit perhaps once a year. Everytime we go things have dramatically changed for the better. The local volunteers are most welcoming, knowledgeable and very helpful. Without any hesitation I can recommend a visit to the centre and the area which...More

Thank Colin L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting, we spent all morning exploring the surrounding area and it was made even more so by friendly locals.

Thank Caroljmac
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were really lucky to find a volunteer on site who was able to open up the heritage centre for us on a closed day. (They are open 2-4 to Wednesdays, Saturdays & Sundays). Hidden gem that really brings the stories of this part of...More

Thank BuxtonKate
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

This is a work in progress, the walk around the harbour and surrounding area reveals the history of the local flag stone industry. The visitor centre is only open on two days per week Wednesday and Saturday. the views across the bay and dunes are...More

Thank garyjeb
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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

My wife and passed this centre after leaving the Dunnet / Thurso road to look at the small harbour. We almost drove by but decided to look in and we’re very glad we did. Despite the apologies that the centre was in turmoil as rearrangement...More

Thank RandwickBakery
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

The place is run by a dedicated group of locals and we found it to be an interesting afternoon .The garden is beautiful and thank you ladies for your time.

Thank Alan S
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Reviewed 23 July 2017

Well worth taking the time to visit the Heritage Centre. Beautiful gardens, interesting exhibits, volunteers in attendance who are both helpful and knowledgeable. For me the highlight was the WWII aircraft engine unearthed from the beat bog and the amazing story of the pilot and...More

Thank weather2go
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Reviewed 22 June 2017

Learn about flagstone history! Who would have thought that would be interesting. The plus here is that it is in a beautiful place so not only to you get to enjoy the history but also a beautiful scenic walk. The visitor centre was not open...More

Thank LyleChristine
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Reviewed 24 May 2017

Visitor centre only open weekends and wed pm. Self guided walk around works and harbour was excellent. The local history group do a really good job maintaining signs and paths.

Thank Richard C
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Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Good welcome from volunteers who were happy to give introduction and answer any questions. One display centred on births, marriages and deaths, and the other rooms on aircraft crashes, and local maritime history. Spacious car park and clean toilets. Time well spent and as a...More

Thank 1949etwall
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jacquelinem923
7 April 2016|
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Response from AmandaScotland | Reviewed this property |
Hi - I don't know the days that they are open but if you are on Facebook you could message them - just look up Castlehill Heritage Centre to find their page - unfortunately I cannot add a link
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