Nybster Harbour, Monuments and Brochs | Caithness

Nybster is a small crofting community in the far north of Scotland

Nybster coastal area and jetty

Nybster is a rural and crofting community around 7 miles south of John O' Groats in the county of Caithness. The Nybster broch settlement is on the coastline and dates back over 2500 years.

Nybster Broch

Nybster Broch

Nybster Broch and Iron Age Settlement

You can also visit the broch centre and learn more about brochs and settlements in Caithness along with exciting new projects. The coastline is interesting and well worth taking time out to visit the broch settlement and walk along the coastline. The harbour area has a landing stage where fish used to be landed in the past and remains of the traditional fishing sheds can be seen above the foreshore. Watch out for passing Orca and dolphins, as well as the many coastal birds.

Old Traditional Fishing Bothy at Nybster

Old coastal fishing hut at Nybster

Old stone building on the shoreline that was used by fishermen in the past. A drystone built building with a Caithness stone roof.

Fishing Bothy

Steps down to the landing stage / jetty used for landing fish from small herring fishing boats

Stone fishing bothy

Drystone built fishing bothy

Old wreck at Nybster - small fishing boat called Bounty

Old wreck at Nybster - small fishing boat called Bounty

Coastal area at Nybster

Nybster coastal area near jetty

Cliffs along the coastline is home to nesting birds.

harbour and jetty

The old winches are still in place that were used to pull up the boats. Old fishing huts and the landing stage used in the past for fishing boats in 19th and early 20th century.

Nybster landing stage

Nybster harbour areas has a Landing Stage used to off load fish from the herring boats.


Enjoy the coastal view at Nybster

Caithness Broch Centre

Caithness Broch Centre at Auckengill near Nybster. Seasonal openings.

Nybster Monuments

Nybster Monuments

Nybster Monuments - Picture 2

Nybster Monuments - Picture 3

Nybster Monuments - Picture 4

Monuments at Nybster. A number of monuments near the car park and broch.

Nybster monument

Mervyn’s Tower is next to the broch settlement

Nybster Location Map

Nybster broch location map

Nybster map location.


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