North Highland Escapes
Historic Brora, with its unspoilt golden sands, spectacular seascapes and Jurassic era rocks, allows you to wake in a special environment.
The name is from the ancient Norse meaning ‘river with a bridge’ and from the coastline you can regularly spot dolphins, minke whales, grey and common seals – while Arctic terns fly 10,000 miles to nest on the beach.
Brora Golf Club, designed by the great James Braid in 1891, takes the Arctic tern as its crest and the course has been praised by major champions Tom Watson and Johnny Miller.
Neolithic settlers were here 5,000 years ago, their burial chambered cairn is on the shore of Loch Brora while the remains of seven brochs, or towers, from 600 BC to 100AD are in the parish.
Clynelish Distillery is acclaimed for it’s ‘water of life’, to be sampled after a stroll, or a visit to beautiful Dunrobin Castle, home to the Dukes of Sutherland, five miles away.
Brora is on the North Coast 500 route and the John O’Groats Walking Trail and is ideally located an hour south to Inverness and an hour north to Wick or Thurso past the internationally protected Flow Country.