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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Grey Cairns of Camster © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Grey Cairns of Camster (HS)

    Lybster, Caithness, KW3 6AP

    Two fully excavated and restored chambered burial cairns of Neolitic date. There is access to chambers.

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  • Skinnet Beach  © Copyright Dorothy Carse
    Skinnet Beach

    Tongue, Scotland, UK

    This great stretch of sand in the middle of Tongue Bay has superb views of Ben Loyal.

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  • Redpoint South Beach  © Copyright Dorothy Carse
    Redpoint West Beach

    Redpoint, Scotland, UK

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  • Sandwood bay  © Copyright Dorothy Carse
    Sandwood Bay

    Kinlochbervie, Scotland, UK

    The wildest and most spectacular of all of Britain’s beaches, Sandwood is a very special place.

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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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  • © 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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  • 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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    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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  • Golspie Beach  © Copyright Dorothy Carse
    Golspie Beach

    Golspie, Scotland, UK

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  • Ferrycroft Visitor Centre
    Ferrycroft Visitor Centre

    Ord Place, Lairg, Sutherland, IV27 4AZ

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

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    Achmelvich bay © Copyright Dorothy Carse
    Achmelvich Bay

    Achmelvich, 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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  • 1 Balnakeil Bay Durness, Scotland, UK
    2 Stoer Head Lighthouse Scotland, UK
    3 North West Highlands Geopark Lairg, Sutherland, IV27 4HH
    4 Grey Cairns of Camster (HS) Lybster, Caithness, KW3 6AP
    5 Skinnet Beach Tongue, Scotland, UK
    6 Redpoint West Beach Redpoint, Scotland, UK
    7 Sandwood Bay Kinlochbervie, Scotland, UK
    8 Attadale Gardens Attadale Estate, Strathcarron, Wester Ross, IV54 8YX
    9 Dunnet Bay Scotland, UK
    10 Castle and Gardens of Mey Mey, Thurso, Caithness, KW14 8XH 5 stars
    11 Dun Dornaigil (HS) Altnaharra, Wester Ross, IV27
    12 Golspie Beach Golspie, Scotland, UK
    13 Ferrycroft Visitor Centre Ord Place, Lairg, Sutherland, IV27 4AZ 4 stars
    14 Achmelvich Bay Achmelvich, Scotland, UK
    15 Carn Liath (HS) by Golspie, Sutherland, KW9

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