Melvich Hotel

Melvich by Thurso, Thurso, Caithness and Sutherland, Scottish Highlands, Scotland, KW14 7YJ, United Kingdom | 3 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Thurso

Communing with the Water Spirits

A travel blog entry by grahamandmandi


... in the world, across the Moray Firth from Fort George. This is famous for being one of the best spots in the world from which to view bottlenose dolphins from land, as a pod of about forty big ones (up to 4m long!) live year-round in the Firth and play and feed in the incoming tide. They are reputed to be easily visible when the salmon are running (ie, now.) We stood about on the stony beach for a while, freezing to death, amongst the serious wildlife photographers with ...


A travel blog entry by grahamandmandi


... br> Next port of call was Dunnet Head, which is the genuine most northerly part of Britain, John O'Groats be buggered. (Locals say scathingly, "John O'Groats is just the end of the road!") It is reached by driving through a most gorgeous pink, purple, orange and golden peat moor, all studded with little lochans. The colours all come from the heather, of which several species are now over, and all covered with little golden seedpods, but other ...

Bonus day

A travel blog entry by grahamandmandi


... br> We had an excellent lamb dish and then made our way carefully back to Thurso in the rain. Funny how one never drives across country after dark when touring a foreign country - or we don't, anyway. You are where you're going to be by dusk, and then if you drive somewhere for dinner it's in the town where you're staying. Anyway, it wasn't so bad (says the navigator) and we are now safely ensconced back on our attic overlooking Hoy after a day filled with unexpected ...

Tongue to Thurso

A travel blog entry by priceless


... arrive at our (late) lunch spot. Whilst we are eating, a young couple - also cyclists - wander in and eventually sit at the next table. Yes, yes, yes! We start comparing notes and talking about other journeys. They have cycled New Zealand, walked the Overland Track in Tasmania - fantastic.

Although it is a bit of an exaggeration, we feel that we have spent almost as much time talking as actually cycling. After lunch, we need to get our ...

Hebrides and Malin

A travel blog entry by bollinger_babe

... fared quite well at that one, even without the barman’s help. The ladies won by four points, so now we’re only six behind and closing the gap!

We stayed in the Crow’s Nest for the “Name that Tune” round featuring music from the 60′s, 70′s and 80′s, at which we’ve been doing very well up to now, either winning it ...

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This 3 star hotel, located on Melvich by Thurso, Thurso, is near Glenlivet Distillery, Traigh Golf Course, Reay Golf Course, and Arran Ridge.
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