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The largest area of the Highlands, Sutherland spans the Highland mainland from the Atlantic Ocean to the North Sea. Its highly indented rocky coastline is studded with magnificent sandy beaches and backed by spectacular mountain scenery. Vital to the economy of West Sutherland, and significant to the Highlands as a whole, are the fishery harbours of Kinlochbervie and Lochinver. Recent multi-million pound expansion and upgrading of facilities has promoted them to a place among the busiest fishery ports in the UK. Fish farming is also a major feature of the West Sutherland economy.

The Dornoch Bridge has greatly eased travel to the east coast of Sutherland, which is also popular with visitors, many of whom are golfers coming to play the world-famous Royal Dornoch course and the excellent courses at Golspie ,Brora and Tain.

View from the garden over Golspie golf course
Golspie Golf Course

As I stand on the front lawn of the hotel I can always see the sea, I can usually see a light house once or twice a day I see a fishing boat. At some time during the day I look down a long sandy beach,at others I either have still water that looks like a lake or crashing waves on the rocks. Sometimes,if I am lucky, I see two dolphins playing together out in the bay. If I look to my right  past a church I see the 18 hole golf course,beyond this I have distant views of trees which hide a nature reserve and woodland walks. I can smell the sea and the clean air. I can hear the seagulls and see them hanging on the wind swooping and playing. (How I envy them.)

Dunrobin castle
Dunrobin castle

Our clean relaxing beach
Golspie Beach

Dunrobin Castle, the seat of the Ancient Dukes of Sutherland is right on the doorstep. It's about a mile north of the hotel, along the sea front, or accessable by road.

Big burn waterfall Golspie
Big burn waterfall
Within walking distance of the Hotel

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Dunrobin Castle
Dunrobin Castle

Golspie Pier view from the Hotel
Golspie Pier view from the Hotel