Set up and run by husband and wife team, Martin and Claire Murray, Dunnet Bay Distillery is located on the North Coast 500 in Caithness (far north of Scotland). The couple are passionate about handcrafting spirits that celebrate the heritage and provenance of the Scottish Highlands and pride themselves on using local hand-foraged botanicals. The distillery is most famous for producing the multi award winning Rock Rose Gin. The distillery welcomes visitors from Easter to October and the shop is opens all year round. Visitors can expect to enjoy a tour of the botanical gardens and try a sample of the gin and vodka.
The Castle and Gardens of Mey, located on the North Coast 500 route near Thurso, was the only home The Queen Mother ever owned. The Castle of Mey have held Visit Scotland's highest award of a 5 Star quality assurance grading every year since their first unannounced visit in 2007. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother first saw what was then Barrogill Castle in 1952. Falling for its isolated charm and hearing it was to be abandoned, she decided to save it. The visitor centre, tearoom, shop, grounds and animal centre are open every day during the season from 10am until 5pm.
Neither black nor an isle, simple and majestic
Unspoilt, dramatic scenery in the far north of Scotland, indeed, on the extreme edge of Europe.
With its seaboard villages, Easter Ross is full of history and romance
Welcome to the hub of the highlands and the start of your adventure
The wild and beautiful county of Sutherland, the perfect place to get away from it all
A land of stunning loch and mountain scenery, magnificent white sandy beaches