Mermaid of the North
Mermaid of the North
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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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ColDogMacK
Glasgow, UK154 contributions
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 November 13, 2022
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S T
61 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
This is located on a stones beach between Balintore and Hilton. Worth a look whilst passing through or staying near by. 3 nice big bronze fish nearby too.
Due to Covid, most things closed near by but otherwise you could sit outside, looking over the sea with a drink from the Balintore Inn.
Written October 23, 2020
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Amy21
Edinburgh, UK11 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
Off the beaten track but worth the detour to visit this lovely and evocative artwork. We had a lovely walk on the beach and explored the lovely seaboard villages. Worth making thy e journey to visit.
Written July 24, 2021
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lemonice
Derbyshire97 contributions
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 August 28, 2023
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happywanderer1960
Carnoustie, UK1,636 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
Way of the beaten trackbut hey howorth thedetour ...the story about the farmer and the mermaid is a sad one but hey ho thats life lol. Would be better a diff colour tho instead of the drab green it is ...but as I said good thing to see amd take.pics off
Written July 24, 2021
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Aliona
30 contributions
Nov 2015 • Friends
Mermaid is old and dont look very attractive. It is nothing else to see in there. If it is a nice weather then you can walk the beach. But when we came weather was bad abd we were very dissapointed.
If you are near that beach then go and take a look, if not dont waiste your time.
Written December 4, 2015
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I am not very sure what makes you think that the Mermaid of the North is old as she is only just over 1 year old. The current mermaid, which is cast in bronze, has replaced the original mermaid which was made from wood and resin and was badly damaged in the storms of December 2012. Her colour has changed a lot since she was put into the sea in the summer of 2014 and this adds to her character. You can listen to the story of the mermaid on the website www.seaboardcentre.com
Written April 7, 2016
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Warringtonian63
Warrington, UK81 contributions
Jul 2014 • Family
You drive along the sea front park the car and see nothing remarkable, Beautiful veiws but nothing else, or so you think... walk onto the beach look west and there she is "The Mermaid of the North" Anthony Gormley eat your heart out!!!
Written August 8, 2014
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Londonloon103
Lossiemouth63 contributions
Aug 2016 • Couples
We visited the spot in fine weather and were impressed with the statue which has been recently replaced in 2014 after storm damage sustained in December 2012.. Now cast in permanent bronze it presents a tremendous sight at the waters edge. At high tide she is only partially submerged. Well worth a visit.
Written August 31, 2016
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Noemie-Marie-M
17 contributions
This statue was so spectacular, especially for a mermaid lover! She sits prominently on a beautiful little stone beach. This place is a hidden gem as my friends who actually reside in Scotland had not heard of it before. Thankfully I had checked the near me attractions on trip advisor otherwise I too would never have found it! Definitely worth a visit and our young children loved it. Very magical, definitely bring a camera.
Written September 9, 2014
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Jill M
Glasgow, UK4 contributions
Mar 2014 • Family
Beautiful statue on the shore of Balintore. Well worth a visit if you are in the area. Great walks and views surround the mermaid.

I believe she is away to be cast in bronze just now but will return in July - look forward to returning to see the bronzed mermaid.
Written May 21, 2014
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