There is plenty to see and do in this beautiful area.  From mountains and glens, rivers and lochs, burns and waterfalls, beaches and forests, castles and distilleries. There are activities for all, including mountain biking, walking, golf, horse riding, fishing, bird watching, seal spotting or just sitting watching the weather go by!






While Sutherland's West coast is justly famous for its breathtaking mountain scenery and traditional crofting lifestyle, the East coast is increasingly well known for some of the best links courses in the world. Golf courses at Golspie, Brora and Tain, the Championship course at Royal Dornoch as well as smaller courses at Helmsdale and Bonar Bridge. These offer golfers of all abilities an astonishing range of challenges.



Great places to visit include Dunrobin Castle, the cathedral at the Royal Burgh of Dornoch, Glenmorangie and Clynelish whisky distilleries, Royal Dornoch Golf Club, the late Queen Mother’s home Castle of Mey, the Falls of Shin Visitor Centre where you can see wild salmon leaping up great waterfalls, Smoo Cave at Durness, and of course you can stand at the top of Britain at John O’Groats.



A day out on the Black Isle can include a trip to the Wildlife Park or the local brewery. Try quad biking or paint-balling or take a boat trip dolphin and seal spotting.

The thriving city of Inverness is crowned by a pink crenellated castle, and lavishly decorated with flowers. There are plenty of shops, places to eat and drink, peaceful areas close to the centre for relaxing. Chill out by the river at lovely Ness Islands or shop for something tartan to take home. The city itself is small, compact and easy to get around.