Find drama at Castle Sinclair Girnigoe

See the most dramatic coastal scenery surrounding this ruined castle sitting on the cliff edge and find out the stories of family feuds, battles and disputed claims of ownership. Learn how the castle went from fortress to Grand Mansion to decline and ruin over the many years since it was first built in the 14th century. Find out about it being listed in the World Monuments Watch in 2002 and how the WMF working with Historic Scotland, the Heritage Lottery Fund, Clan Sinclair Trust, the Highland Council and Caithness and Sutherland Enterprise have funded projects to save the castle.

To find it drive from Wick to Staxigoe following the signs for the castle. There is a large car park with a path leading from it to the castle.

Keep your camera ready and look out for puffins, seals, lapwings, skylarks, ravens, linnets, oyster catchers, owls, fulmars, otters, shags, rock dove, jackdaws and curlews.

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