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Dun Dornaigil © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
Dun Dornaigil (HS)

Altnaharra, Wester Ross, IV27

Also known as Dun Dornadilla, a well preserved broch with a distinctive entrance, standing to a height of 6.7 metres.

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  • Castle of Mey © Copyright Castle of Mey
    Castle and Gardens of Mey

    Mey, Thurso, Caithness, KW14 8XH

    The most northerly castle on the Scottish mainland, it was built between 1566 and 1572.

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    © Dorothy Carse
    Rogie Falls

    Scotland, UK

    Rogie Falls is a beautiful spot off the main road to Ullapool to stop for a walk and a picnic. There are lots of waymarked...

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  • Balnakeil Beach © Copyright Dorothy Carse
    Balnakeil Bay

    Durness, Scotland, UK

    A superb beach backed by massive sand dunes it forms part of the walk out to Faraid Head and its seabird colonies.

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  • Sango Bay  © David Hayes
    Sango Sands

    Durness, Scotland, UK

    With its cliffs, rocks, and sand dunes this is one of Scotland’s most spectacular and varied beaches.

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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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    • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 stars
    Strathy Bay
    Strathy Bay

    Scotland, UK

    A delightful beach. It has a river at one side, great sand dunes, cliffs and rocks.

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  • Mellon Udrigle Beach © Copyright Dorothy Carse
    Mellon Udrigle Beach

    Achnasheen, Scotland, UK

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  • Carn Liath © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Carn Liath (HS)

    by Golspie, Sutherland, KW9

    This substantial broch, with outer defences and traces of houses, stands on a terrace overlooking the sea.

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  • Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve (SNH)
    Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve (SNH)

    Kinlochewe, Wester Ross, Scotland, UK

    Britain's first National Nature Reserve is well-known for its ancient pinewoods and spectacular mountain scenery. Visitor…

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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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  • Torrisdale Bay © Copyright David Hayes
    Torrisdale Bay

    Scotland, UK

    An outstanding beach with superb dunes, it is reached by a rewarding walk from Invernaver.

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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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  • Redpoint South Beach  © Copyright Dorothy Carse
    Redpoint West Beach

    Redpoint, Scotland, UK

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  • © Copyright David Hayes
    Dunnet Bay

    Scotland, UK

    This spectacular beach stretches in a great crescent from the old harbour of Castlehill to Dunnet.

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  • 1 Dun Dornaigil (HS) Altnaharra, Wester Ross, IV27
    2 Castle and Gardens of Mey Mey, Thurso, Caithness, KW14 8XH 5 stars
    3 Rogie Falls Scotland, UK
    4 Balnakeil Bay Durness, Scotland, UK
    5 Sango Sands Durness, Scotland, UK
    6 Clynelish Distillery Brora, Sutherland, KW9 6LR 4 stars
    7 Strathy Bay Scotland, UK
    8 Mellon Udrigle Beach Achnasheen, Scotland, UK
    9 Carn Liath (HS) by Golspie, Sutherland, KW9
    10 Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve (SNH) Kinlochewe, Wester Ross, Scotland, UK
    11 Cape Wrath Lighthouse Scotland, UK
    12 Torrisdale Bay Scotland, UK
    13 Stoer Head Lighthouse Scotland, UK
    14 Redpoint West Beach Redpoint, Scotland, UK
    15 Dunnet Bay Scotland, UK

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