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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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  • 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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  • Shandwick Beach © Copyright David Hayes
    Shandwick Beach

    Shandwick, Scotland, UK

    This beautiful gently sloping beach, with rock pools at either end, runs east from the harbour at Balintore.

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  • Sango Bay  © Copyright Dorothy Carse
    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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  • Gairloch Heritage Museum
    Gairloch Heritage Museum

    Achtercairn, Gairloch, Ross-shire, IV21 2BP

    Take a journey through time in the north west Highlands at the Gairloch Heritage Museum, discovering the culture, heritage…

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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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    • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 5 stars
    Redpoint North Beach  © Copyright Dorothy Carse
    Redpoint North Beach

    Redpoint, Scotland, UK

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  • North West Highlands Geopark
    North West Highlands Geopark

    Lairg, Sutherland, IV27 4HH

    Stunning mountain landscapes, clean sandy beaches, ancient settlements and thriving communities - North West Highlands…

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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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  • 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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  • Scourie Bay  © Copyright David Hayes
    Scourie Beach

    Scourie, Scotland, UK

    This peaceful sheltered beach, next to the cemetery, is signposted off the A894.

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  • Hill O' Many Stanes © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Hill O' Many Stanes (HS)

    Lybster, Caithness, KW3

    More than 190 low stone slabs are arranged in rows down a hillside.

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    Dunnet Bay

    Scotland, UK

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

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  • Mellon Udrigle Beach © Copyright Dorothy Carse
    Mellon Udrigle Beach

    Achnasheen, Scotland, UK

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  • Talmine Beach  © Copyright Dorothy Carse
    Talmine Beach

    Talmine, Scotland, UK

    This small secluded beach lies just to the south of the harbour at Talmine.

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  • 1 Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve (SNH) By Ullapool, Wester Ross, Scotland, UK
    2 Strathy Bay Scotland, UK
    3 Shandwick Beach Shandwick, Scotland, UK
    4 Sango Sands Durness, Scotland, UK
    5 Gairloch Heritage Museum Achtercairn, Gairloch, Ross-shire, IV21 2BP 3 stars
    6 Castle and Gardens of Mey Mey, Thurso, Caithness, KW14 8XH 5 stars
    7 Redpoint North Beach Redpoint, Scotland, UK
    8 North West Highlands Geopark Lairg, Sutherland, IV27 4HH
    9 Orkney Island Day Tours The Ferry Office, John O'Groats, Caithness, KW1 4YR
    10 Dunrobin Castle (Garden) Golspie, Sutherland, KW10 6SF
    11 Scourie Beach Scourie, Scotland, UK
    12 Hill O' Many Stanes (HS) Lybster, Caithness, KW3
    13 Dunnet Bay Scotland, UK
    14 Mellon Udrigle Beach Achnasheen, Scotland, UK
    15 Talmine Beach Talmine, Scotland, UK

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