Whaligoe Caithness
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Whaligoe Caithness

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Whaligoe is a disused harbour / sea inlet located below steep and overhanging cliffs on the East coast of Caithness. The harbour which was once used by herring fishing boats is accessed via 330 steps set into the cliff face.

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