Capilla, Scrabster – A NC500 taste of tapas

Word spreads quickly in these parts about new restaurant openings, especially ones that offer something a wee bit different to the usual pub grub offering. Housed in an old chapel (hence the name Capilla), is an authentic tapas bar, looking right out onto the Scrabster harbour. We went along on a sunny day and we […]

NC500 East Coast: The River Bothy at Berriedale

The road south from Caithness (or north from Inverness, depending on your direction of travel) is often summarised by where you can stop off on the way for some much-needed sustenance, as outwith of the numerous towns and villages. One of the newest kids on the block, being just over a year old, is the […]

NC500 East Coast: Dunbeath Gardens

Situated in the far north of the UK sits Dunbeath Castle, a privately owned estate with a castle teetering on the Caithness coastline. On either side of the long driveway, sit the two grand walled Dunbeath gardens, which I was fortunate to explore a few weeks ago!

Caithness coast – my maiden voyage: Caithness Seacoast RIB trip

It was a fine weekend morning in April, a perfect day for hopping on a speedboat along the Caithness coast! When we lived in Inverness I had been on the Dolphin Spirit boat trips in the Moray Firth, but never got around to booking a place on their RIB trip. However, Wick has Caithness Seacoast […]

NC500 East Coast: Big Burn Walk, Golspie

Tucked away at the north end of Goslpie, quite literally a stones throw from the A9,  is a fab short woodland walk that leads to a stunning waterfall.  This, is the big burn walk.

Caithness Chocolate – A true north Highland chocolatier

Regular readers might remember that last year I had my first taster of Caithness Chocolate, and I wrote a little post about the flavours I tried! Now that we have settled into Caithness life for a little while, I felt the time was right to find out some more about these delicious treats from Ruth, […]

Puffin Croft – Cara’s story of following your dreams

In September 2016 Cara moved from London to John O’Groats in Caithness to run Puffin Croft. Cara had over 20 years of nannying experience in London, but a random advert caught the eye of her sister, and just 10 weeks later, she was moving over 700 miles north to run a croft and petting farm […]

Wolfburn Distillery – rediscovering Thurso’s whisky heritage

Scotland is famous for its whisky production all over the country, and Caithness has two distilleries on the North Coast 500 route, both with tours available for visitors. In early 2018 we took advantage of cut-price tour tickets at Wolfburn Distillery in Thurso. Wolfburn has a distinctive story, with the original distillery being founded in […]

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