Accommodation in North Scotland, John O'Groats, Tain and Dornoch

Travelling in far north Scotland up to John O'Groats.

On the north coast of Scotland is Cape Wrath: a desolate landscape with huge cliffs and stunning views to the Orkneys on a clear day. If you want a bird-watching holiday in Scotland then this is a great place for interesting seabirds.

Caithness and Sutherland are barren, empty regions of Scotland. Thurso, Wick and John O'Groats are the most visited places and you can explore the many prehistoric sites and the Viking roots of the area. Shooting and stalking are plentiful - and there are lovely lodges available to rent.

South of Caithness is Easter Ross and the Black Isle - attractive, farming countryside. Cromarty is a delightful 18th century fishing port with plenty of seaside cottages to rent. Dingwall, on the Cromarty Firth, is a busy market town; as is Tain. Dornoch, with its unspoilt architecture and beautiful cathedral, is famous for golfing holidays (Royal Dornoch golf course) as well as enormous empty beaches. Brora also has a golf course, as does Helmsdale so this part of Ross-shire is well served for golfers. The River Helmsdale is one of Scotland's top fishing rivers for trout and salmon, a fishermans dream holdiay location!

Scottish castles places and historical interest.