Self-catering accommodation in Caithness
Caithness occupies the north east corner of Scotland and is bordered to the west by the heathery hills and moors following the east side of Sutherland's Halladale and Helmsdale river valleys; to the east by the North Sea; and to the north by the stormy Pentland Firth, which separates Scotland from Orkney.
Holiday Properties in Caithness
Caithness is big-sky country at its best, its flat, rolling landscape presenting wonderful vistas in every direction, encouraging you to stretch your eyes and open your mind. The predominance of mixed pasture and arable farmland gives it an almost Lowland feel, but with a character and charm all of its own.
Inland, archaeological remains abound and the landscape has a timeless feel. You can explore ancient burial mounds, stone circles and mysterious stone rows, and visit the numerous heritage centres to find out more about brochs, crofts and the area's history in general. Caithness has over 4000 monuments and with a wide selection of these beautiful castles and monument dotted along spectacular Caithness coastal sites there is much to see in this unspoilt region.
This unspoilt land has much to give a self catering holiday with terrific views, sites, abundant bird and wildlife and history to enthral the whole family.
The long, rocky coastline boasts some wonderful cliffs, breeding grounds for large seabird colonies, including puffins, and trips to see the stacks at Duncansby Head and to stand on the British mainland’s most northerly point at Dunnet Head are essential. Occasional bays, beaches, ruined castles, quaint fishing villages and larger ports like Wick and Scrabster complete the picture. This unspoilt land has much to give a self catering holiday with terrific views, sites, abundant bird and wildlife and history to enthral the whole family.
You can fish for wild brown trout, walk, cycle and surf; play some wonderful hidden-gem golf links or enjoy a fascinating day trip from John o’ Groats to Orkney.