Scotland's Highlands & Islands - Northwest Highlands (Chapter)
This is the Northwest Highlands chapter from Lonely Planet’s Scotland’s Highlands & Islands guidebook.
The chambered cairns of Caithness and the brochs of Sutherland are testament to the skills of prehistoric builders, while cragtop castles and the broken walls of abandoned crofts tell of the Highlands’ turbulent history.
- gorge on succulent seafood in the picture-postcard village of Plockton
- restaurants & accommodation
- cast a fly on one of Assynt and Coigach’s countless trout lochs
- take a boat trip to the bird-haunted sea cliffs and stacks of Handa Island
Coverage includes: East Coast, Black Isle, Strathpeffer, Ben Wyvis & around, Dingwall, Cromarty Firth, Tain & around, Portmahomack, Bonar Bridge & around, Lairg, Dornoch, Golspie, Brora, Helmsdale, Helmsdale to Lybster, Lybster & around, Wick, John O’Groats, Castle of Mey, Dunnet Head, Thurso & Scrabster, the Flow Country, North & West Coasts, Thurso to Durness, Durness, Cape Wrath, Durness to Ullapool, Ullapool and Ullapool to Plockton.
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