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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...more
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East Street, Balintore IV20 1UA, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good idea, poor piece of art, sorry but even the kids were disturbed by the sculpture :( better off going to see all the standing stones than going for a special trip to see the sculpture.

Thank ewe2lambs
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really good sculpture on the shore which the kids enjoyed climbing over! Actually was surprised how big it was.

Thank Nick H
Reviewed 1 week ago

... but I wouldn't go to Balintore just to see it. By all means hi up Balintore to stay for a holiday as it's a super wee village with a lovely beach and there's so many places easily accessible around.

Thank Clare G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice wee trip to see her along with all the other beautiful bays in the area. She is lifesize and a nice touch on an otherwise deserted shore.

Thank Margaret M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You don't expect to find a fascinating piece of sculpture in a small Scottish fishing village, but there it is the Mermaid of the North. sitting there on the beach a short distance from houses, leisure facilities, etc. A hidden delight there is no signage...More

Thank Garry W
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

Small sculpture just offshore in Balintore. Looks very nice but small and I would be disappointed if I had travelled especially to see it.

Thank Phillip F
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Been going for years so different from everyday life,lots to see and do,surrounding area is beautiful must for a visit

Thank Barbara N
Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

Viewing the Mermaid of the North, as well as the other 4-5 sculptures found along this section of the coast, is worth a short visit. The mermaid is beautifully situated on a rock and at high tide, she appears to be in the water. The...More

Thank Skier9175
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

An interesting little stop in Balintore on our journey north from Inverness. We clambered down the bank to the pebbled beach below to take photos, but we would probably have missed it had we not read about the sculpture and where to find it. Easily...More

1  Thank dullejd
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

A must see. Type in google mermaid of the north and you will get a map. You will need to get out of the car to see her

Thank Gavin K
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Tim219
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Response from Skier9175 | Reviewed this property |
No idea. The statue is bronze I think and didn’t show much aging as I recall
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