What to see
Excellent suggestions for ‘must visits’ in the local area, with a particular emphasis on history, local culture and heritage, are
Dunrobin Castle Station. This was built as, and remains the private railway station of the Sutherland family. However everyone can use the ScotRail trains which serve the station. Dunrobin castle is just a short 5-7 minute walk down a drive from the station.
Clynelish Distillery (5 miles) is one of the most northerly whisky distilleries in Scotland, located just outside the nearby village of Brora.
Dornoch Cathedral (8 miles) the most northerly Cathedral on the mainland and where Madonna chose to christen her son in 2001.
Dornoch Town Jail (8 miles) the former Old Town Jail of Dornoch is now a superb gift shop with the best selection of cashmere north of Edinburgh.
Falls of Shin Visitor Centre (20 miles) an excellent place to see wild salmon leaping up huge waterfalls. There is a gift shop and licensed restaurant for meals and snacks.
Hugh Miller Museum and Birthplace Cottage (55 miles) Hugh Miller was one of the great Scots of the 19th century. Starting as a stonemason, he rose to world fame as a writer and pioneer of geology, as well as being a campaigning journalist and leading church reformer.
Glenmorangie Distillery (18 miles) famous whisky distillery and visitor centre, in Tain with its gleaming swan-necked copper stills - the tallest in Scotland.