Caithness Horizons opened to the public on 1st December 2008 following the refurbishment of the Thurso Town Hall and adjacent Carnegie Library. Since opening the Museum has been awarded a 5 Star Visitor Attraction rating by VisitScotland and has achieved Full Museum Accreditation.
Castlehill Heritage Centre is located within renovated farm buildings immediately adjacent to the cutting yard and quarry of the now defunct flagstone workings. The workings were the first in the country to exploit the commercial possibilities of flagstone and in doing so put Castletown on the global map.
Lyth Arts Centre, deep in the Caithness countryside, is housed in a beautiful old building surrounded by trees and ancient stone walls. From the outside it retains the character of a Victorian village school but the interior has been imaginatively converted to a dynamic multi-purpose arts centre.
The Wick Heritage Centre is a local history museum which presents the story of the town. It houses a Kipper kiln, a cooperage, Harbour scene, a restored fisherman’s house, art gallery, the famous Johnston collection of photographs of 115 years history and a working lighthouse.
Strathnaver Museum Just a short walk from the white sandy beach at Farr Bay you will find a hidden gem of a Museum housed in the former parish church of St Columba. Laid out within its unassuming walls is a treasure trove of unusual objects and gripping stories all presented by a friendly, enthusiastic and knowledgeable volunteer staff.
Timespan is an award-winning museum and cultural development organisation which provides a unique experience for locals and visitors alike. Rooted in the village of Helmsdale, Timespan explores the history, heritage and landscape of its distinctive, rural location.
Royal Dornoch is spellbinding and many golfers from all over the world make the pilgrimage to this natural links at some point in their lives. The 6700-yard 18-hole par 70 links was ranked No.1 in Scotland, No.2 in GB&I and No. 6 in the World rankings of the best 100 courses by Golf Digest magazine in January 2014.
Explore the creative landscape of the Scotland's Far North with Artlands North. This microsite, managed by Timespan Museum and Heritage Centre, is an interactive map of artists' studios, galleries and public artworks found north of the Caledonian Canal. It provides visitor information, photos, tours and 360° studio views, enabling virtual visitors, locals and tourists alike to discover the rich culture of this – often geographically remote – region.
The Whaligoe Steps are 365 steps that descend to what was a naturally formed harbour between two sea cliffsbuild by Captain David Brodie who also built the harbour and village of Sarclet some 3 miles north of the steps which was once a landing place for fishing boats.
The John o'Groats Trail (JOGT) is a coastal walking route under development from Inverness to John o'Groats, traversing shorelines, cliff tops, back lanes and footpaths of the Scottish Highlands. Accommodation, meals and shops are available at the end of most stages of the walk.
Dunrobin Castle is the most northerly of Scotland's great houses and the largest in the Northern Highlands with 189 rooms. Dunrobin Castle is also one of Britain's oldest continuously inhabited houses dating back to the early 1300s, home to the Earls and later, the Dukes of Sutherland.
Get an insight of farm life, learn where your food comes from, get up close to farm animals including highland cows, pigmy goats, sheep. See some stunning views on your way around (approx 2.5 miles).Possibly see deer and other wildlife. Display boards explaining a little the farming policy, environment and history of Kirkton