Whether venturer or adventurer you will find a region rich in unique leisure opportunities. Go surfing at Thurso East at the world famous reef break, or join the ‘end-to-enders’ and visit the northerly extremes on the UK mainland at Dunnet Head or John O’Groats. Have a change from seascapes in Scotland’s first European Geopark with its 3,000 million year old rocks and classic hills, like Suilven and Stac Pollaidh, amongst the wildest places in Britain.
Take time to unwind under gigantic skies in our ancient land and tread in the footsteps of our Pictish and Norse ancestors whose enigmatic architectural remains cover our landscape. If you’re lucky you might even see the Northern Lights in our clear dark skies. When you’ve climbed, trekked, mountain-biked, surfed, gazed, explored and recharged, come inside and enjoy the Highland warmth and hospitality. Time to venture north!About Caithness & Sutherland Area guides
The Highlands have a rich history of fairy tales and folk lore that have intrigued and excited readers for generations with their captivating stories and magical creatures. None is perhaps more fascinating than the legend of the dragon that is said to have once stalked the Highlands.Read more
The weather in the North Highlands in late March 1746 was shocking; cold, sleet showers and a cutting wind. It was not good weather for soldiering. Ordered north by Prince Charles (Bonnie Prince Charlie) to secure the northern flank of the main Jacobite army and to acquire supplies and money, Cromartie’s Regiment of Jacobites occupied Dunrobin Castle on 20 March.Read more
Over recent years, more and more visitors have chosen to experience the North Highlands outwith the summer season. Drawn by the offer of quieter roads, wild weather, peaceful wide-open spaces and mesmerising dark skies.Read more