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Castletown, Highland

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Castletown, Highland

Castletown (Scottish Gaelic: Baile a' Chaisteil) is a village on the north coast of the Highland council area of Scotland, situated near Dunnet Bay. It is within the civil parish of Olrig, where it is the main settlement, and within the historic county of Caithness. The A836 links the village with Thurso and Tongue in the west and with John o' Groats in the east. The B876-A99 links the village with Wick in the southeast.
Post townTHURSO
Administrative CountyHighland
Traditional CountyCaithness
OS GridND1967
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityNorthern Scotland
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHighlands and Islands
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHighlands and Islands
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01847 821
Populationest. 800 (2006)

Castletown, Highland in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Castletown, vil., Olrig par., N. Caithness-shire, at S. corner of Dunnet Bay, 5 miles SE. of Thurso, pop. 932; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank; adjacent is the great Castlehill flag quarry, to which the vil. owes its prosperity.

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