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Kinnaird Head Castle Lighthouse And Museum of Scottish Lighthouses

Fine 16th century castle altered in 1787 to take the first lighthouse built by the Commissioners of the Northern Lighthouses

Kinnaird Head Castle Lighthouse And Museum of Scottish Lighthouses

Built for the Fraser family, this fine 16th century castle was altered in 1787 to take the first lighthouse built by the Commissioners of the Northern Lighthouses.

It is still in working order but has now been replaced by a small unmanned light nearby. The lighthouse remains much as it was left by the last lighthouse crew and is managed by the Kinnaird Head Trust.

Highlights

  • The location – stand beside the lantern and stare out at the stormy North Sea.
  • Stevenson’s spiral stair – a good climb.
  • The Museum of Scottish Lighthouses – a short walk from the lighthouse will reveal the secrets of Scottish lighthouses.

Location

Region – North and Grampian
Postcode: AB43 9DU.

Opening arrangements

Summer
27 March - 26 October, Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun, 10.00 am to 5.00 pm (Wed-Mon) and 12.00 pm to 5.00 pm (Tues)

Winter
27 October - 26 March, Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun, 11.00 am to 4.00 pm

Admission prices

Events at Kinnaird Head Castle Lighthouse And Museum of Scottish Lighthouses

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11 July 2014

Durer's Fame

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Olivia Irvine - Being Somewhere

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The Three Estates Costume Exhibition

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Ring of Brodgar Guided Walk

Ring Of Brodgar Stone Circle and Henge

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Standing Stones of Stenness Guided Walk

Stones Of Stenness Circle And Henge

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George's Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl

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Enlist Today! Edinburgh mobilises

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