If you are looking for a central location from which to explore the proud scenery of the Highlands – come and relax and enjoy the Highland village of Bonar Bridge. If you’re looking to visit the Highlands in Scotland & seek holiday accommodation you can find it here. The village is centrally set to explore the salient scenery of whole of the North of Scotland. From here you can readily reach the rugged West coast, the cliff tops of Caithness and the North coast and yet the thriving city of Inverness is still only a 40 minute drive away. This is a beautiful area with award-winning beaches, awesome scenery and many activities – fishing, golfing, walking and mountain biking to name but a few! You are also within an easy saunter of shops, hotels, a cafe and a bistro and the beautiful Kyle of Sutherland.
Miles and miles of golden sandy beaches and sand dunes starting in Dornoch a 15 min drive and continuing up the coast through Golspie and Brora. At low tide basking Seals can be seen on the sand bars at Embo (the next beach along from Dornoch) and a wealth of bird life inhabit Fleet Nature Reserve.
Bonar Bridge has its own 9-hole course, by and large considered one of the most beautiful in the Highlands. A blend of heath and moorland, the narrow tree-lined fairways require straight driving, while the small, hard-to-read greens will confuse even the most gifted of players. The surrounding heather-laden terrain provides a terrific backdrop to this easy-walking course, with unforgettable views down to Loch Migdale and the hills in the background.
more or less 15 miles away will find you at Royal Dornoch, arguably one of the top ten courses in Great Britain if not the world. An dramatic links course, it comprises some 6500 yards of bunkers, sandhills, hummocks, knolls and swales bordered by the Dornoch Firth with views of the mountains of Sutherland and the Moray coast. An 18 hole course where golf has been played since 1616 – a must for the dedicated golfer!
Both courses welcome visiting players.
Cycling with great mountain bike trails locally at Balblair and Carbisdale. Fishing – The Kyle of Sutherland Angling Association’s pristine water extends for some 14 miles from the Creich pool, to the east of Bonar Bridge, westwards to where it is coupled by the rivers Cassley and Oykel. The Kyle has four feeder rivers which are amongst the most prolific Salmon Rivers in the Highlands, the Carron, Shin, Cassley and Oykel, all of which are top class Highland fly fisheries. Day tickets are available locally for Salmon, Sea Trout and Brown Trout fishing. Whisky distilleries at Glenmorangie, Balblair and Dalmore all with visitor centres and tours. A wonderful area for walkers and hill climbers; sightseeing – castles, a wealth of archaeological remains along the east coast, seals, birds and much more.
Bonar Bridge has two hotels, a Bistro Bar, a café specializing in home produce (and with a spectacular view of the Bridge), a bakehouse and general store, a butcher, a corner shop with very impressive array of products (ironmongery, haberdashery, seeds, electrical goods etc) and an art shop (with a similarly impressive range of materials for artists of all persuasions). It is home to the award winning Caledonian Curry Company, which also runs an evening take-away from Tuesday to Saturday.
Dornoch (Award winning beaches and Championship golf course)- 15 minutes drive. Tain 13 miles with two supermarkets, shops, pubs and hotels. Tongue and the North Coast are only an hour away (also access to John o’ Groats and the islands of Orkney). Ullapool, Lochinver and the spectacular scenery of the West coast are 90 minutes away. Inverness, the Black Isle and access to Loch Ness, the Cairngorms and the Nairn coast are 40 miles to the South.