At the edge of the world right up on the Scottish North Coast. Brian Sutherland visited with his family and experienced a warm welcome to this newly renovated innovative hostel. A must visit if you are looking for Scottish north coast accommodation.
On the edge of the world sits the township of East Mey in Caithness. Beyond lies the Pentland Firth with it’s raging tides where the sea can look as if it is boiling. Orcas, known as killer whales, frequent the coast and can often be seen. What a wonderful place to stay on the Scottish north coast.
If your travels have been long you will need a place to rest your weary head. If you simply want to take a few days to drink in the beauty of this part of Scotland then stop a while and enjoy the peace.
John O’Groats is close by where there is the famous sign which points you in the direction of Land’s End. This is a popular “photo opportunity”. A short walk along the coast and you can search from Groaties Buckies. These are small shells which bring you good luck.
Duncansby Head Lighthouse is further east and you can walk to see the sea stacks which are quite spectacular, as are the cliffs where gulls and sea birds enjoy high rise living. Take in the air. I am sure that you will enjoy it.
I love gardens, so the Castle of Mey is one of my favourite haunts. Check that Prince Charles is not in residence or you might miss your visit. He was when we were here. Don’t miss Dunnet Head, the most northerly point on mainland Britain, another place to see birds and to enjoy the view to the Orkney Islands.
The beach at Dunnet is a must visit especially if you have children. It is spectacular and one of the biggest you will see in the north of Scotland. Clean sand, brilliant waves and…. you’ve guessed.. more fresh air. Take the opportunity to visit the exhibition at the Seadrift Centre next to the beach. You will see the story of whales and all the finds on the local shores of whale bones. Children are encouraged to search for interesting finds including shells and add them to the collection in the centre. Joshua enthusiastically collected shells and added them to the display.
Find out more about Scottish north coast accommodation on our map.
There are over 150 independent hostels and bunkhouses all around our beautiful British coastline. All 150 are within walking distance of the sea or the coastal path. You’ll be surprised at all the wonderful places you will find low cost self-catering hostel or bunkhouse accommodation