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Historic Attractions in Caithness, Sutherland & Ross-shire

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Carn Liath (HS)

by Golspie, Sutherland, Scotland, UK

This substantial broch, with outer defences and traces of houses, stands on a terrace overlooking the sea.

Mermaid of the North

Ballintore, Scotland, UK

Grey Cairns of Camster (HS)

Lybster, Caithness, KW3 6AP

Two fully excavated and restored chambered burial cairns of Neolitic date. There is access to chambers.

Dun Dornaigil (HS)

Altnaharra, Wester Ross, Scotland, UK

Also known as Dun Dornadilla, a well preserved broch with a distinctive entrance, standing to a height of 6.7 metres.

Rosal Clearance Township

Strathnaver, Scotland, UK

Nigg Cross-Slab

by Tain, Ross-shire, IV19

One of the finest Pictish cross-slabs with elaborate bossed panels, beasts and symbols. Inside the old church at Nigg.

Fleet Mound

Golspie, Sutherland, KW10

This great embankment was built in 1814 - 1816 to carry the new road across Loch Fleet. The old bridge is fitted with...

Hill O' Many Stanes (HS)

Lybster, Caithness, KW3 6BA

More than 190 low stone slabs are arranged in rows down a hillside.

Shandwick Cross-Slab

by Tain, Ross-shire, IV20

An outstanding Pictish monument, on one side is a prominent cross, on the other there are various symbols and scenes...

The Farr Stone

Bettyhill, Scotland, UK

Hilton of Cadboll Cross Slab

Hilton of Cadbole, Scotland, UK

Badbea

Helmsdale, Scotland, UK

Stronchrubie Burnt Mound

Inchnadamph, Scotland, UK

Castlehill Harbour

by Thurso, Caithness, Scotland, UK

This fine harbour was built in 1824 to serve the nearby quarry. Ships laden with paving stones sailed from here to England...

Edderton Cross-Slab

by Tain, Ross-shire, IV19

This handsome Pictish cross-slab has crosses on both sides. Below one is the beautifully carved figure of a man on horseback.

1 Carn Liath (HS) by Golspie, Sutherland, Scotland, UK
2 Mermaid of the North Ballintore, Scotland, UK
3 Grey Cairns of Camster (HS) Lybster, Caithness, KW3 6AP
4 Dun Dornaigil (HS) Altnaharra, Wester Ross, Scotland, UK
5 Rosal Clearance Township Strathnaver, Scotland, UK
6 Nigg Cross-Slab by Tain, Ross-shire, IV19
7 Fleet Mound Golspie, Sutherland, KW10
8 Hill O' Many Stanes (HS) Lybster, Caithness, KW3 6BA
9 Shandwick Cross-Slab by Tain, Ross-shire, IV20
10 The Farr Stone Bettyhill, Scotland, UK
11 Hilton of Cadboll Cross Slab Hilton of Cadbole, Scotland, UK
12 Badbea Helmsdale, Scotland, UK
13 Stronchrubie Burnt Mound Inchnadamph, Scotland, UK
14 Castlehill Harbour by Thurso, Caithness, Scotland, UK
15 Edderton Cross-Slab by Tain, Ross-shire, IV19

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