Mermaid of the North
Mermaid of the North
4.5
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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The Stunning 11ft tall Mermaid of the North sits on her rock on the shore of the Seaboard Village of Balintore. Inspired by local folklore she was designed as part of a Sculpture Park celebrating local heritage, Folklore, Faith, Fortitude, Fishing & Four Corners of the World. To visit the Mermaid of the North please continue to the Seaboard Centre where there is ample car parking and take the short walk along the Sculpture Trail. You can have your NC500 Passport stamped with the Mermaid of the North stamp at the Seaboard Centre which is located near to the statue.
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Ann H
York, UK2,437 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
A lovely sculpture of a mermaid on a black rock depicting the myth that a fisherman took her from the sea and hid her tail. After many years and a few children, she found her tail, escaped back to the sea but regularly returns with fish for her children. It stands approximately 10ft high and is a lovely photo opportunity if in the area. Free parking nearby.
Written 30 May 2024
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Calum G
Turriff, UK63 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
It’s one of these places you see on social media and we were int area so thought let’s just pop along and see the mermaid , I’d say it’s worth a visit even if only to say you’ve been 😃
Written 11 February 2024
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lemonice
Derbyshire93 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Easy to find, plenty of free parking, short walk to the Mermaid. Got to be done if you are on the NC500 route. There is a cafe there across from the car park but it wasn’t open when we went.
Toilets open 24 hours
Written 28 August 2023
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JayC7271
Chapel-en-le-Frith, UK141 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Lovely quiet area with a pebbled beach. Nice to see if passing nearby but not really worth going too far out of your way to visit.
Written 4 August 2023
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Joanne C
Ellesmere, UK510 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Worth a look as the beach is good for rock pools at low tide but I wouldn’t go out of my way to find it. My best advice would be to take a picnic and enjoy the view . The beach is all pebbles but there were lots of birds about so plenty to watch.
Written 18 July 2023
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kjf_x
Carnoustie, UK2,048 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Amazing views here. Peaceful area just off the north coast 500 route and a nice view of the water and the Mermaid of the North statue!
Written 28 June 2023
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Luseana S
New York City, NY2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
I spent some time sunning with the Mermaid of the North. Just up the road is a recreation of a fabulous standing stone in a field. It was a beautiful sunny day and I enjoyed the mermaid's attitude.
Written 3 March 2023
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ColDogMacK
Glasgow, UK150 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Its a statue of a mermaid - best visited when the tide is in, otherwise a bit underwhelming. Good car parking but in Novemeber the nearby cafe hours are shorter. I guess its a bit different, though I had expected a picturesque village too
Written 13 November 2022
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Menugrabber
Peterhead, UK270 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
Traveled up from peterhead on our week's trip this was on the bucket list and we were not disappointed what a brilliant idea well worth the jaunt
Written 30 October 2022
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Curlyhornedsheep
Whaley Bridge, UK27 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Solo
Hideous carbuncle ruins a perfectly nice rock on the seashore and interrupts a super sea view. Cute legend, but no need for such a grotesque interpretation of the central character, who looks like something out of an old, very old, cheap cartoon.
Written 10 October 2022
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