Venture North, the destination management organization that promotes responsible tourism in the far north of the Scottish Highlands, has revealed its “best bimonthly family days on October 5” in Caithness and Sutherland.
1. Geise Farm, Thurso, Caithness
This magical family farm adventure offers visitors the chance to get up close and personal with animals in a picturesque setting beside the Thurso River, including meerkats, Highland cows, Valais Blacknose sheep, rabbits, chickens, cockerels, blue-eyed Embden geese, and a Coon. Pigs, pygmy goats, alpacas and llamas. Explore, take a picnic, take photos, and create memories that last forever.
For more information visit: https://www.venture-north.co.uk/plan/tours/geise-farm-thurso.
2. Timespan Museum, Helmsdale, Sutherland
Timesspan is an award-winning museum and cultural development organization that offers a unique experience to locals and visitors alike. Rooted in the village of Helmsdale, Timesspan explores the history, heritage, and landscapes of its distinctive rural setting.
For more information visit: https://www.venture-north.co.uk/plan/attractions/timespan.
3. Dunroben Castle and Gardens, Gosselby, Sutherland
Dunrobin Castle is Scotland’s northernmost house and the largest in the Northern Highlands, with 189 rooms. Dunrobin Castle is also one of the oldest continuously inhabited British homes dating back to the early 13th century, the home of the Earls and later, the Dukes of Sutherland.
Dunrobin Castle is located on the eastern coast of the Northern Highlands overlooking the Moray Firth, north of the villages of Golspie and Dornoch which is famous for its cathedral and the Royal Dornoch Golf Club.
For more information visit: https://www.venture-north.co.uk/plan/attractions/dunrobin-castle.
4. Northwest Highlands UNESCO World Geopark
The North West Highlands Geopark is a UNESCO Geopark in the North West Highlands of Scotland, including world landscape, geology, cultural heritage, visitor centre, guided walks and adventures.
Stretching over an area of more than 2,000 square kilometers in the far corner of mainland Scotland, the North West Highlands Geopark is a striking example of the geology of various rocks. Starting at 3 billion years old, Lewisian Gneiss is the oldest rock in Europe. It is also home to the oldest evidence of life to be found anywhere in Europe.
But a geopark isn’t just about amazing science. It is also about beauty. Think white sandy beaches, rocky mountain hills, atmospheric rock caves, grass, peatlands, swamps, and forests. Then there is the wildlife – not only present seabirds, eagles, and seals, but also evidence of creatures that once walked this land, hidden in the depths of caves.
For more information visit: https://www.nwhgeopark.com.
5. Wick Harbor Evening Boat Tours, Wake, Chithence (October 7-12)
See Wick Harbor in Caithness from a very different point of view as night sailors and fishermen experienced it as part of a new series of Wick Harbor Evening Boat Tours, including commentary on the harbor’s history, past and present. Cruises depart from Wick Harbor around 7.30 pm. £10 for adults and £7 for children under 16 To book, call 01955609200 or 07747404128 or email [email protected]
For more information visit: https://www.venture-north.co.uk/events/evening-boat-tours.
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