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Castle Sinclair Girnigoe - Sutherland

Castle Sinclair Girnigoe - Sutherland

This impressive stronghold was built as one castle in the late 14th century and adapted regularly over time until abandoned and partially demolished in the mid 17th Century.
Located about five miles north of Wick the Castle is dramatically and grandly situated on a long narrow peninsula projecting into Sinclair Bay and the North Sea with perpendicular sides of between fifty and sixty feet. It is separated from the mainland primarily by an arm of the sea known as a goe. This is a Norse word meaning a cave, a rocky inlet or creek or a deep ravine that admits the sea.