This bridge was known simply as Bonar, until the first bridge over the Kyle of Sutherland was completed in 1812. Today, Bonar Bridge is a charming town in Sutherland, and its surrounding landscape, from the Kyle of Sutherland east to Dornoch Firth and north to Lairg and Loch Shin, make for some of Scotland’s most idyllic and beautiful vistas.
For those looking for an important cultural and historical connection, consider a short trip west to Croick Church, a tiny chapel in the Strathcarron foothills that housed refugees from the Clearances in the mid 19th century. A selection of poignant writings by shepherds and cottars are still visible in the churchyard today.
Dornoch and the Dornoch Firth
The town of Dornoch sits on the Dornoch Firth, and is home to long curving stretches of beautiful beach, a sunny climate, Dornoch Cathedral, and plenty of outdoor fun and activities available for all.
One of the gems of the region is the Royal Dornoch Golf Club, whose Championship Course was ranked as number six in the world in 2014. If you’re looking for the best hotels in Dornoch, be sure to use Expedia’s search tool, which will help you find hotels, bed & breakfasts, resorts, and more.
To experience all that the Sutherland region of the Highlands has to offer, start planning your Scottish adventure today.