Attractions

Top Choice Castle in Golspie

Dunrobin Castle

Magnificent Dunrobin Castle, a mile past Golspie, is the Highlands' largest house. Although it dates to 1275, most of what you see was built in French style between 1845 and 1850. A home of the dukes of Sutherland, …
Top Choice Park in Durness to Ullapool

Northwest Highlands Geopark

As you head south from Durness, heather gradually gives way to a rockier landscape of Lewisian gneiss pockmarked with hundreds of small lochans. This is the most interesting zone geologically in the UK, with Britain…
Top Choice Beach in Kinlochbervie & Around

Sandwood Bay

South of Cape Wrath, Sandwood Bay boasts one of Scotland’s best and most isolated beaches, guarded at one end by the spectacular rock pinnacle Am Buachaille. Sandwood Bay is about 2 miles north of the end of a track…
Top Choice Gardens in Gairloch & Around

Inverewe Garden

Six miles north of Gairloch, this splendid place is a welcome splash of colour on this otherwise bleak coast. The climate here is warmed by the Gulf Stream, which allowed Osgood MacKenzie to create this exotic woodl…
Top Choice Beach in South Harris

Luskentyre

Luskentyre is one of the biggest and most beautiful beaches in Scotland, famed for its acres of low-tide white sands and turquoise waters. A minor road leads along the northern side of the bay to a parking area besi…
Top Choice Museum in Portmahomack

Tarbat Discovery Centre

This intriguing museum has some excellent carved Pictish stones. When ‘crop circles’ appeared in aerial photos some years ago, the foundations of an Iron Age settlement were discovered around the village church; ong…
Top Choice Natural Feature in Trotternish

Quiraing

Staffin Bay is dominated by the dramatic basalt escarpment of the Quiraing: its impressive land-slipped cliffs and pinnacles constitute one of Skye’s most remarkable landscapes. From a parking area at the highest po…
Top Choice Museum in Wick

Wick Heritage Centre

Tracking the rise and fall of the herring industry, this great town museum displays everything from fishing equipment to complete herring boats. It’s absolutely huge inside, and is crammed with memorabilia and exten…
Historic Building in Lewis (Leodhais)

Arnol Blackhouse

One of Scotland’s most evocative historic buildings, the Arnol Blackhouse is not so much a museum as a perfectly preserved fragment of a lost world. Built in 1885, this traditional blackhouse – a combined byre, barn…
Castle in Kyle to the Great Glen

Eilean Donan Castle

Photogenically sited at the entrance to Loch Duich, Eilean Donan is one of Scotland’s most evocative castles and must now be represented in millions of photo albums. It’s on an offshore islet, elegantly linked to th…