Caithness

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Caithness in the far North of Scotland is certainly full of wonders. The drive North on the A9 takes in some breathtaking scenery into a land littered with ancient archaeological remains and wide open spaces. You get more time to appreciate the things to see around you if you come to stay here a while and visit the local landmarks and attractions such as the Whailgoe Steps. Its peaceful and beautiful and you get frequent exposure to the Orcas and puffins of the coast in their thousands as well as views of the stunning Northern Lights


  • Museums and Art Galleries

    In addition to those linked below, Caithness has a number of Art Galleries and Museums worthy of your consideration: North Shore Pottery Mill, Lyth Arts Centre, Swanson Art Gallery, Dounreay Exhibiton Centre, Laidhay Croft Museum, Last House in Scotland Museum, Flow Country Visitor Centre, Mary Anns Cottage and Timespan Heritage Centre

  • Heritage Site

    In addition to those linked below, Caithness has a number of Heritage sites worthy of your consideration: Port Na Con Souterrain, Hill O Many Stanes, Old Village of Badbea, Ousdale Broch, Rumster and The Three Follies at Auckengill.

  • Whisky

    The Old Pultenay Distillery in Wick is a famous brand and the distillery has a recommended visitor tour

  • Ancient Castles

    There are two brilliant Ancient Castles to visit in Caithness. The Castle of Mey was restored by Queen Elizabeth, the Queens mother, and also has pleasant gardens, the other is the spectacular ruined castle of Sinclair Girnigoe.

  • Wind Surfing

    Caithness is one of Scotlands leading destinations for surfing. The ONeill Coldwater Classic Scotland is a 6 star (highest rated) event in the World Qualifying Series (WQS). Around 120 world class surfers compete to earn qualification to the World Championship Tour (WCT) which determines the World Champion. The event has been staged in Thurso since 2006 and in 2007, earned the title of the highest rated professional surf contest ever held in the UK. During the week long event, a mobile format is used whereby organisers select from a number of beaches to allow surfers compete in the the best surf conditions. Scotlands rugged coastlines and dramatic surf conditions provide stunning TV footage that showcases Scotland;s excellent surfing opportunities and beautiful landscape.

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