9 days in Brora, Caithness and Sutherland & Spittal of Glenshee Itinerary

9 days in Brora, Caithness and Sutherland & Spittal of Glenshee Itinerary

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Brora
— 3 nights
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John O'Groats
— 3 nights
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Spittal of Glenshee
— 2 nights

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Brora

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Brora is a village in the east of Sutherland, in the Highland area of Scotland.Origin of the nameThe name Brora is derived from ancient Norse, meaning 'river with a bridge.'HistoryA small industrial village having at one time a coal pit, boat building, salt pans, fish curing, lemonade factory, the new Clynelish Distillery (as well as the old Clynelish distillery which is now called the Brora distillery ), wool mill, bricks and a stone quarry. Your day by day itinerary now includes Brora Heritage Centre as well as Clynelish Distillery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brora: Laidhay Croft Museum (in Dunbeath) and Helmsdale (Helmsdale Beach, River Helmsdale, &more). There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Brora Beach and play a few rounds at Brora Golf Club.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Brora trip itinerary builder app.

Thornton to Brora is an approximately 4-hour car ride. In August, daily temperatures in Brora can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. You will leave for John O'Groats on the 28th (Fri).

Things to do in Brora

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Golf

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Brora Beach
4.8
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Brora Golf Club
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Visitor Center
Brora Heritage Centre
4.7

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John O'Groats

John O'Groats ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): experience rural life at Puffin Croft Petting Farm & Farm Shop and then get great views at Duncansby Head. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a new perspective on nature at Seadrift Visitor Centre, enjoy the sand and surf at Dunnet Bay, then visit a coastal fixture at Dunnet Head Lighthouse, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Canisbay Parish Church.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the John O'Groats trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Brora to John O'Groats in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in John O'Groats can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. On the 31st (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Spittal of Glenshee.

Things to do in John O'Groats

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

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Duncansby Head
4.8
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Beach
Dunnet Bay
4.5

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Spittal of Glenshee

Spittal of Glenshee ©
The Spittal of Glenshee lies at the head of Glenshee in the highlands of eastern Perth and Kinross, Scotland where the confluence of many small streams flowing south out of the Grampians form the Shee Water. Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): get outside with County Clays, then shop like a local with Loch of the Lowes Visitor Centre and Wildlife Reserve, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dunkeld Cathedral, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Persie Distillery.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Spittal of Glenshee holiday planner.

Drive from John O'Groats to Spittal of Glenshee in 5 hours. On the 2nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Spittal of Glenshee

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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