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TITLE
The Berriedale Hill Caithness on the road to John O'Groats
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_1519
PLACENAME
Berriedale
DISTRICT
Caithness - Southern
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
CAITHNESS: Latheron
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
33436
KEYWORDS
postcards
Caithness
hills
roads
tower
The Berriedale Hill Caithness on the road to John O'Groats

Postcard looking south over Berriedale Hill. Berriedale is a tiny village 30 miles south of Wick on the A9 main road to Inverness. The steep road ascending the hill can be clearly seen, as can one of the two crenellated towers.



They were built to house lights designed to show fishermen the location of the river mouth and are known as the Duke's Candlesticks after the Duke of Portland, who ordered and paid for their construction.



This road now has a soft-escape section for descending traffic.

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The Berriedale Hill Caithness on the road to John O'Groats

CAITHNESS: Latheron

postcards; Caithness; hills; roads; tower

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

Postcard looking south over Berriedale Hill. Berriedale is a tiny village 30 miles south of Wick on the A9 main road to Inverness. The steep road ascending the hill can be clearly seen, as can one of the two crenellated towers. <br /><br /> <br /><br /> They were built to house lights designed to show fishermen the location of the river mouth and are known as the Duke's Candlesticks after the Duke of Portland, who ordered and paid for their construction. <br /><br /> <br /><br /> This road now has a soft-escape section for descending traffic.