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DURNESS IN THE SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS IV27 4PN and on the main NC500 route

100 miles west of John o Groats 16 kilometres east of Cape Wrath on the north coast is Durness the most north-westerly inhabited locality on mainland Britain. The village of Durness serves a large area of scattered townships and farms and is a major tourist destination in the far North of Scotland with an abundance of scenic, wildlife and cultural attractions.

The corner of the Scottish Highlands is accessible on single tract road, the A838 winds its way around this part. To arrive at Durness the traveller must pass through some of the most spectacular scenery in the world and the locality offers a superb range of pursuits.

  • Superb hill and mountain walking

  • Salmon, trout and sea fishing.

  • An abundance of hill lochs

  • Magnificent, unpolluted beaches

  • Glorious Balnakeil Bay

  • A unique craft village, established over thirty years ago

  • Nine-hole golf links

  • Cape Wrath lighthouse

  • Smoo Cave

  • Traditional highland fishing port of Kinlochbervie nearby

  • Haunted Sandwood Bay

  • Welcoming pubs and restaurants

  • Surfing

  • Bird watching

  • Wild Flowers

  • Highland Gathering in July

  • Cape Wrath Challenge in May