Off the beaten track: Dunbeath Strath

Early in autumn, we took ourselves on a bit of exploration of Dunbeath. Whilst I have already visited the stunning Dunbeath Castle Gardens earlier on in the year, I had not ventured to the northern side of the river which flows out into the north sea. One of these small fishing villages that are dotted […]

A North Coast stay at the Melvich Hotel, Sutherland (#AD)

In Autumn 2018 we took ourselves off west at the kind invitation of the Melvich Hotel, for a little one-night dinner, bed and breakfast stay! The drive from Wick is about 45 minutes, the perfect distance to feel like that you're getting away from it all in the knowledge that home is not too far […]

Portskerra Harbour – off the beaten track

We took another trip off the beaten track recently, one on of those days where the weather was unexpectedly better than forecast. After a trip round the county showing family well known spots like Castle Sinclair Girnigoe and Dunnet Beach, we headed west into Sutherland, and ended up at Portskerra Harbour!

Unique Caithness Accommodation on the NC500

As we are getting to know Caithness, I've been learning lots about how we can enjoy this lovely county. As well as places to eat, shop and visit, I've seen that there are many distinctive places to stay in Caithness, so I've created a little round-up/wishlist of unique Caithness accommodations to consider if you are […]

Dunnet Bay Distillery Tour and Tasting

It's no secret to AHB readers that I am a lover of gin. I've enjoyed tastings and tours at Caorunn and Eden Mill, but since moving to Caithness in 2017, I hadn't got round to visiting Dunnet Bay Distillery - home of Rock Rose gin and our local gin distillery - less than 20 miles […]

Lybster Harbour – Off the beaten track

Recently Mr B had to pop down to Lybster for an appointment so I took a spontaneous opportunity to travel with him in the car and do a little bit of exploration around the harbour. We pass Lybster all the time if we are heading south to Inverness, or to the River Bothy which is […]

Visit Dornoch – A Guide on what to see, do, shop and eat

Dornoch is one of the most picturesque towns in the Highlands.There are many things to enjoy if you head there for a day trip, so a Visit Dornoch guide is definitely overdue! For beach lovers, Dornoch has one of the best beaches within easy driving distance of Inverness.

Whaligoe Harbour – stepping down to the fishing history of Caithness

I have written about the cafe at Whaligoe Harbour a few months ago, but it was only earlier this month that we actually got round to walking down the 300+ steps down the cliff face.

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