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Ranked #1 of 49 attractions in Caithness and Sutherland
Category: Beaches

Sandwood Bay : Worth the walk. There is nowhere to get a postcard or an ice cream but that is precisely why Sandwood Bay is one of Europe's best beaches. It is a four mile... more »

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Durness Beach (Durness)
Ranked #2 of 49 attractions in Caithness and Sutherland
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #3 of 49 attractions in Caithness and Sutherland
Category: History Museums
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Achmelvich Beach (Lochinver)
Ranked #4 of 49 attractions in Caithness and Sutherland
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Ranked #5 of 49 attractions in Caithness and Sutherland
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: Handa Island is one of the most important seabird colonies in northern Europe. Home to over 100,000 seabirds in the... more » Owner description: Handa Island is one of the most important seabird colonies in northern Europe. Home to over 100,000 seabirds in the summer, including internationally important populations of Guillemot, Razorbill and Great Skua. Small numbers of Puffin and Arctic Skua amongst other seabirds also nest. The island is also superb for botany and for spotting whales, dolphins, seals and the occasional otter. The scenery and geology is also fantastic.The reserve is owned by the Scourie Estate, and managed by the Scottish Wildlife Trust. There are few facilities on the island, just a small visitor shelter, composting toilet and shop. The reserve is reached by a ferry boat from Tarbet, near Scourie, and runs from 2nd April - 1st September. The ferry runs on demand Monday - Saturday from 9.30am, with the last boat out at 2pm. Returns available all day with the last one being at 5pm. Ferry charges £12.50 for adults, £5 for children (ages 5-14), under 5's are free. Please note, the ferry does not run on Sunday or in severe weather. « less
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Ranked #6 of 49 attractions in Caithness and Sutherland
Category: Golf Courses
Owner description: Designed by Old Tom Morris in 1886, this challenging, historic course has spectacular views of the North Sea and goes almost... more » Owner description: Designed by Old Tom Morris in 1886, this challenging, historic course has spectacular views of the North Sea and goes almost straight out and straight back, with the angle changing subtly at each hole. « less
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Dornoch Beach (Dornoch)
Ranked #7 of 49 attractions in Caithness and Sutherland
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #8 of 49 attractions in Caithness and Sutherland
Category: Castles; Gardens
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Ranked #9 of 49 attractions in Caithness and Sutherland
Category: Religious Sites
13th century historic church - the most northerly cathedral on the mainland of Great Britain
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Balnakiel Beach (Durness)
Ranked #10 of 49 attractions in Caithness and Sutherland
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #11 of 49 attractions in Caithness and Sutherland
Category: Ships
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Duncansby Head (John O'Groats)
Ranked #12 of 49 attractions in Caithness and Sutherland
Category: Lookouts
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Smoo Cave (Durness)
Ranked #13 of 49 attractions in Caithness and Sutherland
Category: Caverns/ Caves
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Ranked #14 of 49 attractions in Caithness and Sutherland
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Drumbeg Loop (Lochinver)
Ranked #15 of 49 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 #16 of 49 attractions in Caithness and Sutherland
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Strathnaver Museum (Bettyhill)
Ranked #17 of 49 attractions in Caithness and Sutherland
Owner description: Strathnaver Museum is situated on the north coast of Scotland. It is based in the former Parish Church of Columba in... more » Owner description: Strathnaver Museum is situated on the north coast of Scotland. It is based in the former Parish Church of Columba in Bettyhill and opened as a museum in 1976. 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. « less
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Ranked #18 of 49 attractions in Caithness and Sutherland
Category: Museums
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Big Burn Walk (Golspie)
Ranked #19 of 49 attractions in Caithness and Sutherland
Category: Trails
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Dunnet Head (Thurso)
Ranked #20 of 49 attractions in Caithness and Sutherland
Category: Lookouts
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Sango Bay (Durness)
Ranked #21 of 49 attractions in Caithness and Sutherland
Category: Bodies of Water; Beaches
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Ranked #22 of 49 attractions in Caithness and Sutherland
Category: Geologic Formations
Northwest tip of Scotland.
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Ranked #23 of 49 attractions in Caithness and Sutherland
Category: Trails
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Ranked #24 of 49 attractions in Caithness and Sutherland
Category: History Museums
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Ranked #25 of 49 attractions in Caithness and Sutherland
Category: Castles
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Ranked #26 of 49 attractions in Caithness and Sutherland
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Balnakeil Bay (Durness)
Ranked #27 of 49 attractions in Caithness and Sutherland
Category: Beaches; Bodies of Water
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Clachtoll Broch (Lochinver)
Ranked #28 of 49 attractions in Caithness and Sutherland
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Ranked #29 of 49 attractions in Caithness and Sutherland
Category: Golf Courses
Golfers at this remote course face challenging hilly terrain, but are rewarded with a picturesque setting.
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Ranked #30 of 49 attractions in Caithness and Sutherland
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