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A local gem!

As a local, this was the first time I popped into the Heritage Centre but I’ll be back, as they... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2018
Em C
via mobile
A wonderful site

We are locals and only visit perhaps once a year. Everytime we go things have dramatically changed... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2018
Colin L
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Dunnet, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

This is a work in progress, the walk around the harbour and surrounding area reveals the history of the local flag stone industry. The visitor centre is only open on two days per week Wednesday and Saturday. the views across the bay and dunes are outstanding. Nice place on a sunny day for a stole.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank garyjeb
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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

My wife and passed this centre after leaving the Dunnet / Thurso road to look at the small harbour.

We almost drove by but decided to look in and we’re very glad we did. Despite the apologies that the centre was in turmoil as rearrangement was going on we found this to be an excellent visit.

The enthusiasm and knowledge of Jayne and Muriel was wonderful, we were made to feel that they had opened up just for us. The Merlin engine from a crashed hurricane with its pilot being one of the successful escapees from Stalag Luft 3 was my highlight.

History brought alive in a personal and direct manor. Don’t expect the British Museum or CGI but embrace the minutiae and detail.

Thoroughly recommended

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank RandwickBakery
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

The place is run by a dedicated group of locals and we found it to be an interesting afternoon .The garden is beautiful and thank you ladies for your time.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Alan S
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Reviewed 23 July 2017

Well worth taking the time to visit the Heritage Centre.

Beautiful gardens, interesting exhibits, volunteers in attendance who are both helpful and knowledgeable.

For me the highlight was the WWII aircraft engine unearthed from the beat bog and the amazing story of the pilot and his involvement in the Great Escape.

Limited opening times so check before you go to avoid disappointment.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank weather2go
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Reviewed 22 June 2017

Learn about flagstone history! Who would have thought that would be interesting. The plus here is that it is in a beautiful place so not only to you get to enjoy the history but also a beautiful scenic walk. The visitor centre was not open while we were there.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank LyleChristine
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