The Sinclairs had no shortage of picturesque castles.
The earliest Sinclair seat was
Roslin Castle near Edinburgh,
and one of the briefest was
The Queen Mother Elizabeth often resides in the
Castle of Mey.
|Some pictures of castles Girnigoe and Sinclair|
But the most picturesque ruins in the north of Scotland are those of
Girnigoe Castle and Castle Sinclair
on the far north mainland coast,
in the county of
on Sinclair's Bay;
was built between 1476 and 1496 by William 2nd Sinclair Earl of Caithness.
Castle Sinclair was built in 1606.
The last Sinclair Earl
to live there was
George 6th Earl Caithness.
For how they got to be ruined, see
the Battle of Altimarlach.
For more, see the the writeup by Ian Sinclair.
Nearby, at Noss Head Lighthouse, is the new
Clan Sinclair Centre,
with a Study Centre as part of project.
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