Jane’s guidebook

Jane
Jane’s guidebook

Sightseeing

A lovely local woodland walk,which is just a short drive from our cottage.Perfect for kids as there as many wooden animal sculptures to find on your way round. After leaving the village,turn right at the top of round heading towards loch fleet and onto Golspie.Take the next left turn up through Fourpenny to Skelbo street,go straight following the line of houses and round a sharp corner.Skelbo woods is on you right before you come to the main road(a9)
Skelbo Wood
A lovely local woodland walk,which is just a short drive from our cottage.Perfect for kids as there as many wooden animal sculptures to find on your way round. After leaving the village,turn right at the top of round heading towards loch fleet and onto Golspie.Take the next left turn up through Fourpenny to Skelbo street,go straight following the line of houses and round a sharp corner.Skelbo woods is on you right before you come to the main road(a9)
Golspies hidden gem,a short walk up a gorge criss-crossed by footbridges and ending with a waterfall. As you leave Golspie heading north your turn off at the Sutherland Stone building,a short drive down the side takes you to the the car park
Car Park (Big Burn Walk)
Golspies hidden gem,a short walk up a gorge criss-crossed by footbridges and ending with a waterfall. As you leave Golspie heading north your turn off at the Sutherland Stone building,a short drive down the side takes you to the the car park
Beautiful fairytale castle,steeped with local history. Also has falconry dispays in the gardens
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Dunrobin Castle
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Beautiful fairytale castle,steeped with local history. Also has falconry dispays in the gardens
You can include a stop here as part of a circular drive from the cottage. Leaving Embo head north,turning right at the top juction you head for Golpie passing Loch Fleet which is a National Nature Reserve.Following the road north to the mound,turn off left for Rogart and follow the road to Lairg(the cross roads to the north/north west)head south on the A836 and turn right onto the A839 keep left onto the B864,its 3.8 miles to Falls of Shin. There you will also find Mac and Wild Cafe/Resturant with a lovely kids play area and a nice woodland walk. Leaving follow the road to Invershin and taking the road to Bonar bridge you will take in the views of Carbisdale Castle on the south side of the River. When you reach Bonar Bridge you have the choice to head back towards Dornoch or south over the bridge to Ardgay which takes you Edderton and back to the Dornoch Bridge.Or if you fancy a longer drive,take a right up over Struie Hill where the view point takes in spectacular Views across the Dornoch firth
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Falls of Shin
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You can include a stop here as part of a circular drive from the cottage. Leaving Embo head north,turning right at the top juction you head for Golpie passing Loch Fleet which is a National Nature Reserve.Following the road north to the mound,turn off left for Rogart and follow the road to Lairg(the cross roads to the north/north west)head south on the A836 and turn right onto the A839 keep left onto the B864,its 3.8 miles to Falls of Shin. There you will also find Mac and Wild Cafe/Resturant with a lovely kids play area and a nice woodland walk. Leaving follow the road to Invershin and taking the road to Bonar bridge you will take in the views of Carbisdale Castle on the south side of the River. When you reach Bonar Bridge you have the choice to head back towards Dornoch or south over the bridge to Ardgay which takes you Edderton and back to the Dornoch Bridge.Or if you fancy a longer drive,take a right up over Struie Hill where the view point takes in spectacular Views across the Dornoch firth
If your feeling energetic a climb to the Monument at the top is well worth it on a sunny clear day as the views are spectacular. Its also home the the wildcat mountain bike trails.
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Ben Bhraggie
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If your feeling energetic a climb to the Monument at the top is well worth it on a sunny clear day as the views are spectacular. Its also home the the wildcat mountain bike trails.
Great for kids,dog walks and cycling
Camore Wood
Great for kids,dog walks and cycling
A drive back over the dornoch bridge and a walk put to the point,where you look onto Embo and south onto the Moray coast
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Tarbat Ness Lighthouse
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A drive back over the dornoch bridge and a walk put to the point,where you look onto Embo and south onto the Moray coast
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Timespan Riverside Cafe & Gardens
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About a 1he 45min drive and your at the opposite end to Lands End.Some go just for that photographic opportunity!!. why not make it a whole day out taking in the views and a few historic stops on the way.The road its self can be an experience with the berridale brea's.Which is a perfect pit stop for coffee cake or lunch at the River Bothy Cafe
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John o' Groats
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About a 1he 45min drive and your at the opposite end to Lands End.Some go just for that photographic opportunity!!. why not make it a whole day out taking in the views and a few historic stops on the way.The road its self can be an experience with the berridale brea's.Which is a perfect pit stop for coffee cake or lunch at the River Bothy Cafe
The gate way to the Isles,where the ferry sails to Stornoway. If the weathers not great on the east coast sometimes west is best and it's a very pleasant drive from Embo via Bonar bridge and Rosehall eventually taking in the more rugged west coast,with Stac Poli standing proud and the other surrounding mountains giving you the wow factor as you approach them
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Ullapool
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The gate way to the Isles,where the ferry sails to Stornoway. If the weathers not great on the east coast sometimes west is best and it's a very pleasant drive from Embo via Bonar bridge and Rosehall eventually taking in the more rugged west coast,with Stac Poli standing proud and the other surrounding mountains giving you the wow factor as you approach them
If your looking for a great view,you cant best this one and the drive there is worth while too
Struie Hill Viewpoint
If your looking for a great view,you cant best this one and the drive there is worth while too
Full of lots of Local History and Artifacts,i would highly recommend a visit.
Historylinks Museum
Full of lots of Local History and Artifacts,i would highly recommend a visit.

Food Scene

perfect placeto eat for breakfast,lunch or just a Coffee and Cake
milk & honey
perfect placeto eat for breakfast,lunch or just a Coffee and Cake
A lovely place to have lunch,they also do Icecream
The Dornoch Patisserie & Cafe
A lovely place to have lunch,they also do Icecream
very popular booking recommended
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Luigi's
1 Castle St
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very popular booking recommended
Amazing Pizza's and puddings to take away, open Thursday Friday Saturday evenings
Adams Place
Amazing Pizza's and puddings to take away, open Thursday Friday Saturday evenings
lovely food and coffee by the beach
Highland Larder
lovely food and coffee by the beach
Good pub food,popular for their steak sizzlers
Trentham Hotel
Good pub food,popular for their steak sizzlers
Alex's Chinese Takeaway
75 Castle Street
Very much worth the drive, yiu can do a circular route from Embo taking in Falls if Shin. Booking recommend for evening meals
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The Pier
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Very much worth the drive, yiu can do a circular route from Embo taking in Falls if Shin. Booking recommend for evening meals
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Sid's Spice
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