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Rest & Recreation

Falconry

Falconry demonstrations and tuition are available at various local venues and it is possible to arrange for a small party to participate in flying falcons at grouse or hawks at pheasants and rabbits.

 

Golf

There are 11 golf courses within the area. These include:

  • Durness golf course (most northerly golf club in Britain)
  • Brora golf course (designed by James Braid)
  • Royal Dornoch golf course (rated 14th best golf club in the world)
  • Golspie golf course (true links course)
  • Tain golf course (championship links)
  • Fortrose & Rosemarkie golf course (stunning setting)

 

Whisky Trails and Tasting

Scotland is famous for its whisky and features stongly in our activity portfolio as might expect.

Taking a Scottish Whisky Trail whist visiting Craiglea is a definite must. Learn the truth about using barley, water, yeast and peat to create the distinctive taste, colour, texture and smell of whisky. Enjoy tasting the different whiskies whilst learning about the different whiskies available.

Craiglea's Highland locality offers a few great distilleries that are accessible to our visitors. Here you will find a warm drink in a traditional Scottish setting. Highland distilleries well worth viewing include:

  • The Pulteney Distillery
  • The Glenfiddich Distillery
  • The Glenmorangie Distillery

 

Exploring the Places of Interest

Below is a list of local places of interest within one hour of Craiglea.

  • Orcadian Stone Co. Golspie - display of minerals, fossils, rocks, jewellery, stone giftware
  • Dunrobin Castle, Golspie - home of Clan Sutherland from 1300's - falconry displays
  • Brora Heritage Centre
  • Timespan Heritage Centre, Helmsdale
  • Dunbeath Heritage Centre
  • Laidhay Croft Museum, Dunbeath
  • Clan Gunn Museum, Latheron
  • North Shore Pottery, Latheron
  • Patricia Niemann Jewellery, Latheron
  • Waterlines Visitor Centre, Lybster
  • Camster Cairns - best preserved chambered cairns in Northern Scotland
  • Whaligoe Steps - flight of 365 steps to the harbour Cafe
  • Clan Sinclair Study Centre, Noss Head, Wick
  • North Highland Archive, Wick - written heritage of Caithness
  • Wick Heritage Museum
  • Pulteney Distillery, Wick - origin of a superb malt - samples available
  • Castle Sinclair, Girnigoe, Noss Head - finest medieval castle in North Scotland
  • Lyth Art Centre - multi purpose arts venue
  • Northlands Viking Centre, Aukengill
  • Last House Museum, John O'Groats
  • Castle of Mey - former Caithness home of the Queen Mother
  • Dunnet Information Point - archaeology, geography, history, wildlife
  • Mary Ann's Cottage, Dunnet - historic cottage depicting life over past 150 years
  • Dunnet Forestry Trail
  • Dunnet Bay Countryside Ranger Base
  • Castlehill Heritage Trail, Castletown - origin of famous Caithnness flagstones
  • Thurso museum
  • Dounreay Visitor Centre - nuclear decommissioning site
  • RSPB Forsinard Peatlands Reserve - visitor centre and trail in heart of the Flow Country
  • Strathnaver Museum - history of the clearances
  • Scottish Natural Heritage Sites and National Nature Reserves at Achanarass Fossil Quarry (Halkirk), Loch Fleet (Golspie), coastal woodlands, Knockan Crag, geological trails
  • Numerous archaeological sites, cairns, brochs etc throughout the area
  • Most Forestry woodland have marked trails and facilities for visitors
  • Day trips to Orkney via 2 ferry services

 

Cookery (lessons)

We can provide for top ranking local chef's to give cookery lessons at Craiglea.

Learn to prepare traditional Scottish cuisine or do something special with your catch of the day.