Kilchurn Castle can be found just off the A85 at the northernmost point of Loch Awe, more or less midway between the Trossachs National Park and the Highland coastal town of Oban.
This is a cave that’s absolutely monumental in size, and the cave entrance has the privilege of being the largest sea cave entrance in Britain – something you’ll only really appreciate once you visit the place.
It was during my last visit to Sutherland, and while exploring the nearby Kyle of Tongue, that I took a minor diversion down a single-track road just a few hundred yards north of the A838 bridge and discovered a place that I just had to share with you.
One of the great things about the north Highlands is that it’s full of little surprises, from driving to the brow of a hill and finding a stunning mountainscape stretching away into the distance to stumbling into a quaint country village with a wee cafe that sells THE best cream cakes you’ve ever tasted.
Ben Hope is the most northerly Munro in Scotland, rising 967-metres south-east of Loch Hope in Sutherland.
To the west of Ben Hope lies the wide valley of Strathmore that runs north-south and has a minor road running alongside it, with the Strathmore River flowing through the valley on its way to Loch Hope and the North Sea beyond.
I think it’s fair to say that most people have heard of John o’ Groats, the northern-most point of the UK mainland with its iconic signpost overlooking the harbour, that like its twin at Lands End offers more photo opportunities than you can poke a selfie stick at.
If you love visiting Scotland’s attractions you’ve likely considered taking a look at the most northerly point of mainland Britain at John o’ Groats. Maybe you want to see the amazing coastline in that part of the country, or perhaps go there as part of a North Coast 500 road trip.
Dunrobin Castle is one of the grandest stately homes in Scotland, and a venue that should be at the top of the list of destinations for any visitor to the Highlands.
Located deep in the heart of Scotland’s beautiful Strathspey area is Loch Morlich, a natural freshwater loch that’s considered to be one of the finest in the Highlands. It’s not difficult to understand why this particular loch is so highly regarded either.
The Nevis Range Mountain Experience Centre located at the foot of Aonach Mor is widely regarded as Scotland’s premier adventure destination – a claim you’ll likely find yourself agreeing with once you visit the centre for yourself.