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Highland Croft is a great starting point to explore the North of the Highlands: the North and West Coast are within a few hours' drive respectively and make a great daytrip. The journey itself will take you through some magnificent scenery and is worth the while in its own right.

However, you don't need to go far to get your fill of a varied landscape. The hills that surround us lend themselves to go hiking or mountainbiking. You can easily spend all day exploring ancient ruins and stone circles or go wildlife spotting, from the roe deer that live in our woods to the golden eagles that sore above the hilltops. 

Within a short drive, you have several beaches, a seal colony, the stunning Dunrobin Castle with its gardens and the Glenmorangie distillery. Salmon can be spotted leaping at the Falls of Shin and several nice cafes and restaurants around invite you to stop for fuelling up while out exploring. 

Dunrobin Castle
Seals at Loch Fleet
Glenmorangie Distillery
Mountain Biking

Your options are almost without limit when you decide to discover your surroundings on foot: The hills that surrounds us and the valley we are overlooking invite you to hike for hours, discovering ancient ruins from the cairns of neolithic times to a 19th century clearing village. Keep an eye out for large herds of deer roaming the hills. If you just wish to take a scenic stroll, the Loch Brora is about 10 minutes from here and several beaches can be reached within a short drive. The Big BurnWalk in Golspie takes you across a few bridges to a waterfall at the end of a gorge.



Dunrobin Castle is one of the most beautiful castles in Scotland and dramatically situated right next to the sea. With its formal gardens and falconry display, it's not to be missed! The castle is less than half an hour from us. A visit to a distillery is a must when you're in Scotland and both the Clynelish and Glenmorangie Distillery are not far from here and offer tours and tastings. Several smaller museums and exhibitions in the nearby villages offer a glimpse into local history, from the big meteorite that struck the land millions of years ago to the Highland Clearances.

Due to our location, we are a great starting point for daytrips all over the Northern Highlands. Make time for the rugged beauty of the West Coast and the breathtaking beaches of the North Coast on your Scotland holiday. Pick out some highlights of the famous North Coast 500 roadtrip for a day and enjoy driving through some stunningly beautiful landscapes.


In order to see some really special wildlife, you don't need to travel far. Only a few miles from here you can visit the seal colony at Loch Fleet. During lowtide, the animals will lie on the sandbanks relaxing after fishing for tasty treats during high tide. Opposite the Loch you can watch out for the pair of Ospreys that nest at The Mound. The best time of the year to see wild salmon leaping as the travel up the rivers to spawn is in late summer / autumn. The Falls of Shin by Lairg have a viewing platform overlooking the waterfalls, or if you're short on time, there is a fish ladder at The Mound. Come in the morning or evening for your best chances. The famous Golden Eagle can often be seen flying high above the croft and the surrounding hills.

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