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Top things to do in Caithness and Sutherland

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Sandwood Bay (Kinlochbervie)
Ranked #1 of 48 attractions in Caithness and Sutherland
Category: Beaches
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Durness Beach (Durness)
Ranked #2 of 48 attractions in Caithness and Sutherland
Category: Beaches
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Achmelvich Beach (Lochinver)
Ranked #3 of 48 attractions in Caithness and Sutherland
Category: Beaches
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Dornoch Beach (Dornoch)
Ranked #4 of 48 attractions in Caithness and Sutherland
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #5 of 48 attractions in Caithness and Sutherland
Category: History Museums; Museums
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Oldshoremore Beach (Kinlochbervie)
Ranked #6 of 48 attractions in Caithness and Sutherland
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #7 of 48 attractions in Caithness and Sutherland
Category: Castles; Landmarks
This 189-room castle was home to the dukes of Sutherland for 800 years.
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Ranked #8 of 48 attractions in Caithness and Sutherland
Category: Castles; Gardens
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Ranked #9 of 48 attractions in Caithness and Sutherland
Category: Ships; Landmarks
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Duncansby Head (John O'Groats)
Ranked #10 of 48 attractions in Caithness and Sutherland
Category: Lookouts; Landmarks
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Ranked #11 of 48 attractions in Caithness and Sutherland
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
13th century historic church - the most northerly cathedral on the mainland of Great Britain
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Balnakiel Beach (Durness)
Ranked #12 of 48 attractions in Caithness and Sutherland
Category: Beaches
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Whaligoe Steps (Whaligoe)
Ranked #13 of 48 attractions in Caithness and Sutherland
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Dunnet Head (Thurso)
Ranked #14 of 48 attractions in Caithness and Sutherland
Category: Lookouts; Landmarks
Owner description: Promoting the north of Scotland. We are the managers of the North Highland Way project, developed the Dunnet Head Educational... more » Owner description: Promoting the north of Scotland. We are the managers of the North Highland Way project, developed the Dunnet Head Educational Trust and have a wealth of knowledge about the walking, wildlife and general information about the North. Dunnet Head is the focal point of the North Highland Way. « less
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Smoo Cave (Durness)
Ranked #15 of 48 attractions in Caithness and Sutherland
Category: Caverns/ Caves; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #16 of 48 attractions in Caithness and Sutherland
Category: Museums
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Cape Wrath (Durness)
Ranked #17 of 48 attractions in Caithness and Sutherland
Category: Geologic Formations; Nature and Parks
Northwest tip of Scotland.
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Strathnaver Museum (Bettyhill)
Ranked #18 of 48 attractions in Caithness and Sutherland
Category: Museums
Owner description: Strathnaver Museum is situated on the north coast of Scotland in the former Parish Church of St Columba in the picturesque... more » Owner description: Strathnaver Museum is situated on the north coast of Scotland in the former Parish Church of St Columba in the picturesque village of Bettyhill. Its main theme is the tragic story of the Highland Clearances, it has a room dedicated to the Clan Mackay and also tells the story of crofting life. The ancient Pictish Farr Stone is situated nearby. The Museum contains a treasure trove of unusual objects and gripping stories all presented by a friendly, enthusiastic and knowledgeable volunteer staff. Serving Mackay Country the Museum is also home to a wonderful collection of Mackay memorabilia belonging to the Clan Mackay Society, making it a must see for anyone of Mackay descent or interested in Clan Mackay. Located in the ancient province of Strathnaver, scene of some of the most brutal acts of the Highland Clearances, it is unsurprising that this is the main story told by the Museum. In fact it was from the very pulpit which dominates the centre of the Museum that the Rev. David Mackenzie was obliged to read out the eviction notices to his congregation. The building's association with the Highland Clearances did not end in 1819, as it was within the church that the Napier Commission heard evidence from the people of north Sutherland in 1883. The Napier Commission resulted in significant improvements to the lives of crofters and other small tenants. This year is a very significant year in the story of the Highland Clearances as we mark the 200th anniversary of the beginning of the Clearances in Strathnaver. As a result the Strathnaver Museum has organised a series of very special events to mark the bicentenary. « less
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Sango Bay (Durness)
Ranked #19 of 48 attractions in Caithness and Sutherland
Category: Beaches; Bodies of Water
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Drumbeg Loop (Lochinver)
Ranked #20 of 48 attractions in Caithness and Sutherland
Category: Scenic Drives

Running late / stressed / in a hurry? ... then don't take this road! That is not to say that it is difficult or dangerous ... just narrow, winding, single track with passing... more »

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Ranked #21 of 48 attractions in Caithness and Sutherland
Category: Other
Ranked #22 of 48 attractions in Caithness and Sutherland
Category: History Museums; Museums
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Ranked #23 of 48 attractions in Caithness and Sutherland
Category: Castles; Landmarks
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Ranked #24 of 48 attractions in Caithness and Sutherland
Category: Castles; Landmarks
Owner description: Standing amongst some of the most dramatic scenery of the Scottish Highlands are the remains of a brooding castle, thought to... more » Owner description: Standing amongst some of the most dramatic scenery of the Scottish Highlands are the remains of a brooding castle, thought to have been built in 1590 by the Macleods who had owned Assynt since the 13th century. « less
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Balnakeil Bay (Durness)
Ranked #25 of 48 attractions in Caithness and Sutherland
Category: Beaches; Bodies of Water
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Ranked #26 of 48 attractions in Caithness and Sutherland
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #27 of 48 attractions in Caithness and Sutherland
Category: ; Specialty Museums; Museums
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Ranked #28 of 48 attractions in Caithness and Sutherland
Category: Other
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Clachtoll Broch (Lochinver)
Ranked #29 of 48 attractions in Caithness and Sutherland
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #30 of 48 attractions in Caithness and Sutherland
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
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