Small Village. Excellent Options.
For a small coastal village, you will find plenty of dining options in Brora.
- Sids Spice was named Scotland's no. 2 Curry house in 2019 and it continues to serve excellent cuisine www.sidsspice.com
-The Sutherland Inn is our local pub and it serves good, reliable pub grub - their burgers are hard to go past and there is always a tasty special available. A local real ale is always on tap and they have a good selection of whiskies & gins www.sutherlandinn.com
- The Royal Marine Hotel offers more formal dining in a beautiful traditional interior. They are renowned for using good ingredients and have a range of menus to suit to different tastes www.royalmarinebrora.com
- Cocoa Skye Cafe is perfect for an afternoon coffee and cake or a luxury hot waffle. They also have a light lunch menu with some great salads.
- The Bears Den serves all manner of fried foods, pizzas and curries
- Red Dragon Chinese offers takeaway only
Both Helmsdale (La Mirage) and Golspie (The Trawler) have excellent fish & chip restaurants - great for eating by the harbour on a nice evening.
Further afield there are a number of excellent local restaurants and cafes.
We love our food and have eaten in most places, so please let us know if you need a recommendation.
PLACES TO VISIT
We hope you enjoy your visit to Clynelish Farm and the beautiful surrounding areas.
Please see below information to help you plan your journey.
Beach. Mountains. River.
The small village of Brora has a lot to offer.
A mile of golden beach stretches north from the village next to the famous Brora golf course.
Seals can often be spotted on the southern beach, whilst dolphins & porpoises are know to leap about the harbour.
Heading inland you will find Strath Brora & Loch Brora a peaceful and picturesque drive, with deer often grazing the hillsides.
Brora River is known for its trout and salmon fishing. A sign posted walking path makes for a beautiful walk from beach to loch.
In Golspie Loch Fleet NNR is great for bird watchers.
And if you ask nicely, we're happy to reveal some of our favourite places that don't always make it into the guidebooks!
NORTH COAST 500
Make Highland Time
The North Coast 500 is a 500(ish) mile road route that has been likened to Scotland's 'Route 66' www.northcoast500.com
This route comes past our front door and we make a great stop between John O'Groats & Inverness.
Popular with cyclists, bikers and driving enthusiasts it takes in the coastal road from Inverness, up to the North of Sutherland & Caithness and back down to Ross-Shire.
We encourage people to "Make Highland Time". Enjoy the route at a slower pace and take a bit longer to see all the wonderful things our region has to offer.
TOP VISITOR ATTRACTIONS
Castle. Brochs. Achaeology
Just 5 minutes drive away is the fairytale Dunrobin Castle. Seat of the Sutherland clan and one of the regions top attractions, with a falconry display twice daily. Not to be missed! www.dunrobincastle.co.uk
Our region is littered with pre-historic and medievil archaeology. You can visit brochs, cairns, stone circles and castles dating back thousands of years www.thebrochproject.co.uk
Our other favourite haunts include Whalligoe Steps, Timespan in Helmsdale, Berriedale Harbour, Shin Falls and Loch Fleet NNR.
Whisky. Gin. Ale
At the bottom of our garden is Clynelish Distillery! Sadly we don't own it, but it's a great chance to enjoy a dram and walk the 100 mtrs back to your nights accommodation.
The new visitor centre opens Spring 2021 and will add another dimension to the story of the distillery.
The recently re-furbished original Brora Distillery (closed in 1983) will open it's doors in 2021 after a significant upgrade.
In Dornoch you will find the Thomson Brothers distilling both quality gin and whisky. Further afield are a number of craft brewers turning out fine pints of beer & ale.
LOOKING FOR SOME ACTION?
SUTHERLAND ADVENTURE COMPANY
SUP! Stand Up Paddle Board hire and tuition available. Run by local firends Rhionna and Scot, this new business offers visitors a unique opportunity to enjoy the sea, rivers and lochs.
A family run kayaking and outdoor adventure business
The North Highland coast is truly spectacular and what better way to explore the nooks and crannies of the sea cliffs, keeping an eye out for dolphins and orkas?