Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage, Stay next to a Lighthouse and explore the far North of Scotland

Staying Here

Things to do

Check what’s on

You can check what’s on during your visit by visiting Caithness.Org’s What’s On page. Caithness has lots of community events including the Halkirk Highland GamesThurso Gala and Caithness County Show. There are also art exhibitions throughout the year.  Find out what’s going on in Wick, Thurso and Caithness.

Adventures, tours and experiences

Places to go

What do you want from a holiday?

If you love Scotland’s wildlife and landscapes you can go on wildlife tours on land or by boat and maybe see dolphins or orca, or visit the bird centre at Forsinard, or just go outside the cottage to see our wonderful sea-birds. There are also farms you can visit for a family day out.

Like visiting stately homes? Go to Dunrobin Castle or visit the Queen Mother’s home at the Castle of Mey. If you prefer ruined castles, explore Castle Sinclair Girnigoe on foot from the cottage or glimpse Keiss Castle across Sinclair Bay. If you like even more ancient sites, go to the Hill o’ Many Stanes and Camster Cairns and be sure to visit our brochs and find out more at the Broch Centre.

If you want to know how people used to live – maybe your family came from here – visit Whaligoe stepsand the heritage centres at Castletown, Thurso and Wick. The Dunbeath Heritage Centre houses the Sinclair Clan library which used to be here at Noss Head.

Local info

For up to date information about what to see and do in Caithness – visit these sites: