Top 5 Things to do in Sutherland

by | Jan 6, 2020 | Posts | 0 comments

Are you planning a trip to Sutherland? If you are, make sure you don’t miss out on these five top things to do!

1. Smoo Cave

The Smoo Caves are located just beside Durness in the far north of Scotland. These fascinating caves are made of three sections, with one of the biggest sea cave entrances in Britain and a 20ft waterfall in the middle chamber. While visiting you can also get a short boat ride past the waterfall and into the third section of the cave only accessible by boat.

2. Dunrobin Castle

You can’t visit Sutherland and not visit Dunrobin Castle. Once home to the Duke of Sutherland this gorgeous stately home is full of traditional furnishings fit for, well, a Duke. The castle is surrounded by extremely well-manicured gardens, make sure you stop by at the right time to see the birds of prey demonstration and enjoy the delicious range of cakes and coffee in the café.

3. Falls of Shin

Take a day trip up to the Falls of Shin, watch the salmon leaping up the waterfalls, then head up to the stunning restaurant that is shaped like a salmon. Walkthrough the forest, playing games along the way.  Have a play in the fantastic park, even get a round of mini-golf in! There are so many things to see and do while at Falls of Shin, it really is worth the visit!

4. Whaligoe Steps

This 330 Step challenge is certainly worth it, the views on this walk are simply stunning, all the way down to the natural harbour between the two rock faces. You will certainly deserve a treat after climbing all the way back up so be sure to visit the Whaligoe steps café and restaurant at the top.

5. Loch Fleet

Loch Fleet is located between Dornoch and Golspie.  As you’re driving around Loch Fleet you can see Highland cows and if you’re passing at the right time you’ll see the seals basking in the sun. Loch Fleet is also the perfect place to go Kayaking with calm flat water and a stunning 360° view.

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