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Craig and Heather Frost

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Strathy Inn

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The Strathy Inn is now closed until spring 2024. Room bookings and availability checks for 2024 can be made by online here.

Local Attractions around your Strathy Accommodation

Day Trip to Orkney: website

Picture shows Chapel built by Italian PoWs.  Orkney is steeped in history dating back 5,000 years to the ancient settlement of  Scara Brae .

Wildlife from Deer to Dolphins, Puffins ..

..and if  you’re lucky, whales.   The RSPB reserve at Forsinard is well worth a visit with marked walks through peatland and a chance to see some rare and beautiful birds.

Walking and Cycling

We are on the LEJOG (Lands End to John O’Groats) and several other major cycle routes  but anyone can enjoy shorter cycle rides or pleasant strolls along this  stunning North Atlantic coast.

Castles and History

From Strathy you can visit the Castle of Mey and Dunrobin Castle at Golspie.  For museums try Caithness Horizons in Thurso, Mary Ann’s Cottage at Dunnet or Strathnaver Museum at Bettyhill.

Day trips across the North...

Thurso, Wick,  Tongue and Durness are all very easy day trips and Helmsdale is a beautiful drive through gold prospecting country to see history and art brought to life atTimespan’.

The Coast

From Strathy you can tour through Durness to Cape Wrath & across to Ullapool on the West coast and get to Dornoch Firth on the East Coast all  easy day trips (picture Scourie).

Surfing, Golfing, Fishing ...

Have an activity holiday with top surfing including competition beaches nearby, Salmon and Trout fishing rivers and the Golf nearby at Reay (many top Links courses in the region).

Organised Trips

The local countryside ranger organises a range of guided trips and events giving a fascinating insight into the area’s fauna and flora. Wildlife cruises run daily in season from John O’Groats.

Climbing , Stunning Views and Local Sites of Interest  

Climbers will find a huge choice of challenging cliffs or you may want to explore Ben Hope or Ben Loyal near Tongue.   Anyone visiting the area should be sure to take in Strathy Point and  The Historic Strathy Lighthouse. The views here are breathtaking, especially on a wild day when the surf crashes up to the tops of the cliffs. In spring and summer the area is covered in wild flowers, some common, some very rare.  There are few roads heading inland from the coast where the wild and beautiful moorland stretches on for miles. Just a mile or so from the Inn the ancient Strathy Priest’s Stone can be found. It is said that, should anyone try to move it, terrible storms would be drawn to the area. A little further inland in Strathy Forest is hidden an ancient rocking stone the noise from which would have been used to call the clans in years gone by.

Strathy and the surrounding area were dramatically affected by the Highland Clearances in the early 19th century with many folk from inland communities being forcibly relocated from their fertile and relatively sheltered lands to the harsher environment of the coast. Many families were moved to Strathy at that time, but now the population of Strathy is just around 100 people.  This area is Mackay territory and a large proportion of our local population today are Mackays .  Many people visit the area each year to  research their ancestry.

Some more websites worth checking out...

The Inn is located just a short walk from the beautiful sands of Strathy  beach;  great for surfing, kayaking and fishing or just walking, building sandcastles, exploring caves or flying kites. The wonderful thing about this remote coast is that even in the height of the tourist season you will often find that you will have this and other outstanding nearby beaches to yourself.

Scottish National Heritage

Natural Nature Reserves

Strathy Local Website

NW Highlands Geopark

Forestry Comm.