MacKay's Rooms and Restaurant

Durness, Caithness and Sutherland, Scottish Highlands, Scotland, IV27 4PN , United Kingdom | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Durness

Birds of a Feather stick Together!

A travel blog entry by rnjemk


... since neolithic times (c. 1000 BCE) through to 1930 when the last crofters abandoned the settlement. Latterly, however, the Scottish National Trust has reoccupied the island and it has become the location of an RAF air-sea metred range station. Also, it is now a declared a UNESCO World Heritage area because of the importance of the stacks and islands as seabird-breeding sites.

Once again the fortitude of the crofter was indelibly evident. A line of (what were once) ...

North Western Scottish Highlands

A travel blog entry by johnrennienz


Scottish Highlands

Biggest couple of driving days we did in the whole trip and most of it was on single lane roads. They have passing bays every few hundred metres, but heaps of blind corners and blind hilltops. Very few fences so the sheep and lambs were all over the road, which made for even more interesting driving. Then to make it even trickier, the scenery was absolutely amazing ... the term might be ...

Along the north coast

A travel blog entry by grahamandmandi


... New Zealand, America and Canada all benefitted by receiving Scottish energy and intelligence, but it can't have seemed like much of a benefit to the poor souls who had to do it, willy nilly. The removals were usually brutal, with soldiers setting fire to crofters' cottages while the inhabitants frantically tried to save what they could and rescue the sick and elderly from inside.

The best thing we found in the museum was directions (although they proved ...

Hello Mr Seal...

A travel blog entry by jolawrence1


Finally, after living smack bang in the middle of wildlife central for almost a week, we managed to see a seal. Alas still no dolphins, but at least we saw something. It took a bit of a walk to get there, and we got lost in the dunes for a bit, but it was worth it to see the little fella floating about. And the walk itself was stunning but I'm getting a bit ahead of myself here...

Back to the morning, where ...

Jimmy's coastal walk : Day 53

A travel blog entry by jimmyhudson


... time I'd seen them in such numbers on my Scottish walk. Soon after, Margot passed me and we agreed to meet in the next village, Drumbeg. I was imagining a picnic lunch outside there but as I reached the car it began to rain heavily again heralding a more unsettled afternoon.
Looking ahead it seemed that my day's walk would finish somewhere on the Stoer peninsula. As phone reception was patchy we decided to meet again at Clashnessie and set ...

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This hotel, located in Durness, is near Smoo Cave, John Lennon Memorial Garden, and Durness Golf Club.
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