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.
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 stone building on the shoreline that was used by fishermen in the past. A drystone built building with a Caithness stone roof.
It is fascinating to see these traditional drystone built building and with imagination you can still see the people working at fixing nets and creels, sorting and and cleaning their catch. At other times the woman folk and old men may have huddled in the hut waiting for their husbands and brothers to come back from fishing trips that turned to bad weather, worrying that the men would be lost at sea.
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.