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LOCAL INFORMATION

Here is some information and websites that may be of interest about the many attractions of this beautiful area:

Waterlines is a visitor centre at the local harbour and is open from May to October telephone 01593 721520 for enquires.
If fishing is more your sport try www.freedomcharters.co.uk for sea fishing, or go to www.caithness.org for any local news/info on any sport or activity.

 

If you have young children and want to take them swimming or play tennis or go on trampolines, etc then these are all available locally from Highland Council, Caithness-Education, Culture & Sport on 01955 609476.

 

Try www.lybstergolfclub.co.uk which you can see from our Lounge windows and is reputed to be one of the smallest ranges in Britain, only 9 holes.

 

If you prefer walking we have miles of coastal routes and with no trespass laws in Scotland there are miles to explore with a healthy respect for safety and country codes.  If you prefer company and information then our Ranger Service in Caithness is second to none. See www.caithness.org for day to day walks available . We also have castle ruins, broch remains, standing stones a plenty and the well known Camster Cairns are close by, as are the Hill O'Many Stanes dating 4,000 years old, about 200 stones set out in 22 rows. You can go to the Yarrows Archaeological Trail or visit the Whaligoe Steps (as featured by Billy Connolly in his World Tour of Scotland).

 

You will probably know about the local wildlife of buzzards, foxes, deer and dolphins, its just luck if you see the many animals around although we cannot guarantee a sight of same.

 

For those who enjoy a wee dram there is a famous distillery in Wick, Old Pulteney Distillery and is open to the public Monday to Friday with tours at 11am and 2pm.  You could visit the Dunbeath Heritage Centre which of course has the special interest of the author Neil Gunn as this was his home.  The centre is open from April to October and there is a lovely village and harbour, with a picturesque walk along the Strath for many miles.

 

The Dounreay Nuclear plant that is being decommissioned outside Thurso also has a visitor centre and information is available on www.dounreay.com

 

We have many hotels and restaurants in the area known for local produce the nearest being the Portland Arms Hotel, www.portlandarms.co.uk and the Ulbster Arms Hotel.

 

If you want to pamper yourself after the walking, fishing, golfing, drinking and eating then go to Katrina Sutherland our local Beauty Specialist at Sea Breeze on 01593 721203.

 

Any information that you need or want  can be prepared for your arrival, just call in advance.