Venture North

Venture North to lose yourself and find your own space in Caithness and Sutherland.

At the far north of the Scottish Highlands lie the vast and diverse counties of Caithness and Sutherland; populated with small rural communities surrounded by a stunning wealth of scenery, fascinating history and vibrant local culture. Whatever the season and whatever the weather there is always something for you to see in Caithness and Sutherland.

So why not step off the beaten track and stay a while?

Wander among our great mountains and walk in the footsteps of those who have gone before you. Stand upon soaring cliff tops with the wild calls of seabirds all around. Sit upon beaches of endless glittering sand and take time away from it all.

Visit our festivals and join in with local culture brimming from stalls and events. Be amazed at the colours and laughter of the Highland Games. Wonder at the shaggy Highland Coos and sturdy Shetland Ponies. Dance the night away under the expert tutelage of our many excellent traditional and modern musicians.

Taste the food of the North with our award-winning fresh seafood and local produce. Enjoy our local drinks and visit the distilleries they were made in just down the road. Relax in the warm Highland hospitality that makes sure everything is just so, and allow yourself that decadent dessert you know you want.

Challenge yourself to the next adventure; try surfing on world famous breaks, hike the most northerly Munros, kayak through sea caves and arches, bike our wilderness, climb our cliffs and sea stacks. Take your camera and make memories to share.

Learn more about our heritage and step back in time through our historical sites and museums. Let the past be brought to life as you walk through ancient dwellings, imagine great halls filled with light and hear the stories of our land through the people who live here.

Fall in love with Caithness and Sutherland and become part of our story to share, of a wild north with inspiring people and endless opportunities.

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