Discover East Sutherland
East Sutherland lies north of the Dornoch firth until the start of Caithness above Brora. The county also stetches westwards to Ullapool although its definition can be a bit confusing as most of it has a Inverness-shire postcode and is thus identified by Private House Stays as North Highlands. The area has some good farming land as well as the usual beautiful highland scenery, dotted with whisky distilleries, lochs, rivers and mountains. Dornoch, Tain, Golspie and Brora are all highland towns with their own interesting histories and culture. Dornoch has a world famous championship golf course, the bird watching and coastal scenery are spectacular and the Falls of Shin are also recommended for a visit.
Things to do in East Sutherland
Dunrobin Castle is the most northerly house in Scotland and the largest castle in the North Highlands, with 189 rooms. With it's history tracing back to the early 1300s, its one of the oldest inhabited castles in the UK.
Falls of Shin
The Falls of Shin is a prime location to view salmon leaping up the River Shin in an attempt to return upstream.
Dornoch Cathedral is a 13th-century parish church in the heart of the Royal Burgh of Dornoch, in the Scottish Highlands. Founded by Gilbert de Moravia, the Bishop of Caithness, the church retains its name due to the rich history.