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Keiss Castles.jpg
New and old castles, Keiss
Keiss is located in Caithness
Keiss shown within the Caithness area
OS grid reference ND3461
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Council area
Lieutenancy area
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town WICK
Postcode district KW1
Dialling code 01955
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58°32′06″N 3°07′08″W / 58.535°N 3.119°W / 58.535; -3.119Coordinates: 58°32′06″N 3°07′08″W / 58.535°N 3.119°W / 58.535; -3.119

Keiss (Scottish Gaelic: Cèis) is a fishing village at the northern end of Sinclairs Bay on the east coast of Caithness in the Scottish council area of Highland.[1]

Keiss castle[edit]

Keiss Castle, which is now partially ruined, is located less than 1 mile north of the village centre, on sheer cliffs, overlooking the bay, and has been a major tourist attraction for many years. Keiss House replaced Keiss Castle around 1755.


  1. ^ Gittings, Bruce; Munro, David. "Keiss". The Gazetteer for Scotland. School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh and The Royal Scottish Geographical Society. Retrieved 17 August 2018.