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Dunnet Head Lighthouse © Copyright Ian Cowe
Dunnet Head Lighthouse

Scotland, UK

The most northerly point on the Scottish mainland has had a lighthouse since 1831.

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  • Rubha Reidh Lighthouse
    Rubha Reidh Lighthouse

    Gairloch, Ross-shire, IV21 2EA

    This lighthouse, built in 1912, marks the entrance to Loch Ewe. In World War II it was an important assembly area for…

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  • Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve (SNH)
    Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve (SNH)

    By Ullapool, Wester Ross, Scotland, UK

    Recognised worldwide for its fascinating geology, the reserve, with its lime-rich rocks, is also well-known for its wild…

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  • Loch Fleet National Nature Reserve (SNH)
    Loch Fleet National Nature Reserve (SNH)

    The Links, Golspie Business Park, Golspie, KW10 6UB

    This large tidal basin with its surrounding pinewoods, coastal heath and sand dunes has a very special character. It…

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  • Attadale Gardens
    Attadale Gardens

    Attadale Estate, Strathcarron, Wester Ross, IV54 8YX

    Spectacular gardens with views of the sea and Skye. Old paths wind through 20 acres of rhododendrons and rare trees below…

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  • Dunrobin Castle, Garden and Museum
    Dunrobin Castle, Garden and Museum

    Golspie, Sutherland, KW10 6SF

    This ancient seat of the Dukes and Earls of Sutherland is the largest house in the Scottish Highlands. Re-modelled in the…

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  • Corrieshalloch Gorge National Nature Reserve (NTS)
    Corrieshalloch Gorge National Nature Reserve (NTS)

    Braemore, By Ullapool, Wester Ross, Scotland, UK

    Spectacular mile long 200 feet deep gorge which contains the 150 foot Falls of Measach. Suspension bridge and viewing…

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  • Stoer Head Lighthouse © Copyright Ian Cowe
    Stoer Head Lighthouse

    Scotland, UK

    The keepers of this lighthouse, built in 1870, some 12 miles by single track road from Lochinver were relatively self...

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  • Dunrobin Castle (Garden)
    Dunrobin Castle (Garden)

    Golspie, Sutherland, KW10 6SF

    This ancient seat of the Dukes and Earls of Sutherland is the largest house in the Scottish Highlands. Re-modelled in the…

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  • Tarbat NessLighthouse © Copyright Ian Cowe
    Tarbat Ness Lighthouse

    Scotland, UK

    This 41m (134ft) high red banded lighthouse, completed in 1830, is the tallest on the Scottish mainland. Its pre-automation...

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  • John O'Groats Wildlife Cruise
    John O'Groats Wildlife Cruise

    Ferry Office, John O'Groats, Caithness, KW1 4YR

    Wildlife Cruises daily from John O'Groats. See plenty of birdlife, seals and sometimes killer whales and porpoise.

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  • Ferrycroft Visitor Centre
    Ferrycroft Visitor Centre

    Ord Place, Lairg, Sutherland, IV27 4TP

    An interactive experience for all the family. The centre provides visitor information, a coffee shop and local crafts.

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    Orkney Island Day Tours
    Orkney Island Day Tours

    The Ferry Office, John O'Groats, Caithness, KW1 4YR

    Day Tours of the Orkney Islands daily from John O'Groats and Inverness all summer. See all main sites in one day.

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  • Clynelish Distillery
    Clynelish Distillery

    Brora, Sutherland, KW9 6LR

    Built in 1819 by the Duke Of Sutherland so that the local crofters would not be selling their grain to illegal whisky…

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    Cape Wrath Lighthouse © Copyright Ian Cowe
    Cape Wrath Lighthouse

    Scotland, UK

    The lighthouse at Scotland’s north westerly tip was built in 1828. It can be reached today by a short ferry crossing...

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  • 1 Dunnet Head Lighthouse Scotland, UK
    2 Rubha Reidh Lighthouse Gairloch, Ross-shire, IV21 2EA
    3 Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve (SNH) By Ullapool, Wester Ross, Scotland, UK
    4 Loch Fleet National Nature Reserve (SNH) The Links, Golspie Business Park, Golspie, KW10 6UB
    5 Attadale Gardens Attadale Estate, Strathcarron, Wester Ross, IV54 8YX
    6 Dunrobin Castle, Garden and Museum Golspie, Sutherland, KW10 6SF
    7 Corrieshalloch Gorge National Nature Reserve (NTS) Braemore, By Ullapool, Wester Ross, Scotland, UK
    8 Stoer Head Lighthouse Scotland, UK
    9 Dunrobin Castle (Garden) Golspie, Sutherland, KW10 6SF
    10 Tarbat Ness Lighthouse Scotland, UK
    11 John O'Groats Wildlife Cruise Ferry Office, John O'Groats, Caithness, KW1 4YR
    12 Ferrycroft Visitor Centre Ord Place, Lairg, Sutherland, IV27 4TP 4 stars
    13 Orkney Island Day Tours The Ferry Office, John O'Groats, Caithness, KW1 4YR
    14 Clynelish Distillery Brora, Sutherland, KW9 6LR 4 stars
    15 Cape Wrath Lighthouse Scotland, UK

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