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Tuesday, 04 January 2022 05:03

Visiting Ardvreck Castle ARDVRECK CASTLE This ruined castle built about 1591, standing on a rocky peninsula thrusting into Loch Assynt, Along the A837 north from Inchnadamph. Today all that is left is the reains of a tower that was tree stories high, a tower house it was the seat of the MacLeods of Assynt, who owned this district, Here James Graham, Marquees of Montrose, was captured after he had lost the Battle of Carbisdale. It is said that Montrose, exhausted and hungry, threw himself on...

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Caithness, Freswick or Skirsa, whatever you like, Freswick is conveniently positioned, on the North Coast 500 route, between John O' Groats and the town of Wick on the East coast. It is a small, lonely hamlet that overlooks Freswick Bay to the east and is located in eastern Caithness.

Checkout Cannisby with stay4you, which is the closest community with a primary school, is located less than 5 miles away, whereas Wick is roughly 12 miles and Thurso is approximately 20 miles distant.

Freswick Castle is the, The name comes from the Old Norse word Thrasvk, which translates to "bay of fresh water." It was most likely named after the Gill or Freswick Burn, both of which empty into the ocean at Freswick Bay.

The entrance to this tower, which has five levels, is located on the first floor and is reached via a stone staircase located on the exterior of the building.

A hotel, a post office, a convenience store, and a gas station can all be found in close proximity to one another at Lands End, which is close to the settlement of John O'Groats.

Situated on the most Northern shore of the UK mainland, this property features excellent views across the Pentland Firth to Orkney, Dunnet head, Stroma, and The Castle of Mey.

From this vantage point, it is possible to see orcas, various seabirds, and sea otters.

Canisbay is the location of the Local Primary School, which is also the site of a doctor's office.
The town of Wick is located roughly 18 kilometres (11 miles) away and features a wide variety of shops, including Tesco, Boots, New Look, Pets at Home, Argos, and B&M, in addition to financial institutions and a post office, as well as a hospital.

There are a lot of chances for recreation, such as the well-known golf course and club house in Helmsdale. In addition to them, there is a squash club, a public swimming pool, and a fitness centre.

The closest airport is in Inverness, which has connections to Edinburgh and Aberdeen as well as the rest of the United Kingdom and the rest of the world. In addition to having reliable rail and transport services.

Freswick is a 115.3 miles via A9 and A99 from Inverness city, the bay is one of the few places along the Caithness coast were the high sheer cliffs descends softly to a wide stretch of sandy beach, the villages inland on the road from wick to John O Groats, Noss Head is a large rock formation that shelters Freswick bay.

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A Viking settlement was established here in the 12th century it was ruled over by Svein Asleifarson, who built a long house here. The lands were owned by his stepson, The ruins of Bucholly Castle are just to the south of Noss Head,. dating, probably, from the 1400s, The castle was replaced by the house on this site, which was sold to the Sinclair's in 1661.

The tower house and usually known as Freswick Castle, it was significantly expanded into what became known as Freswick Tower this is a great place for exploring the northern tip of Scotland. It is excellent for catching the ferry to the Orkney Isles from John O'Groats.

The Queen's mothers holiday home in Mey is in this area which is now open to the public, There are cliff top walks and long sandy beaches The most northerly distillery is in Wick which produces Old Pultney whisky well worth a visit.

Staying In Freswick

The Scottish settlement of Freswick is situated in Caithness. It is renowned for both its historical sites and its beautiful coastline environment. Here are some things to think about if you intend to stay in Freswick:

There aren't many places to stay in Freswick, but you might be able to discover some bed and breakfasts or self-catering cottages nearby. It is advised to make reservations in advance, especially during the busiest travel times.

Freswick's location on the shore offers many possibilities to explore the stunning natural surroundings. You may enjoy the breathtaking vistas while taking leisurely strolls down the coast in hopes of spotting some animals. It is worthwhile to see the adjacent Duncansby Head and its well-known sea stacks.

Historical Sites: Freswick is home to a number of intriguing historical sites. The ruins of Freswick Castle, an old castle from the 16th century, are one noteworthy site. Even though the castle is largely in ruins, it provides a window into the area's extensive past.

Day trips: Freswick makes a great starting point for touring the greater Caithness region. Day trips can be taken to surrounding cities and points of interest such John o' Groats, Wick, Castle Sinclair Girnigoe, and the North Coast 500 route, which highlights the region's natural splendour.

Local Food: Despite Freswick's small hamlet status, you can still find some neighbourhood diners or restaurants that serve authentic Scottish fare. Don't pass up the chance to sample regional specialties like haggis, Scotch pies, and raw fish.

Outdoor Activities: Freswick's coastal position makes a variety of outdoor activities possible. Fishing, birdwatching, and even boat tours are activities you can enjoy while exploring the local waters. If you enjoy water activities, Caithness is particularly well recognised for its great surfing sites.

Keep in mind to check any particular travel advisories or laws that may be in effect while you are there, as well as the regional laws and restrictions. Planning ahead and having a set schedule are always wise moves if you want to get the most out of your time in Freswick.

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