Durness Visitor Centre

A Tourist Attractions in North Highlands

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A geological standing stone exhibit outside the centre highlights the North West Highlands importance as Scotland's first European Geopark. Inside, the centre has several comprehensive exhibits, covering crofting, natural history and local customs and culture. They really bring to life the hardships and experiences of the community over the years.
Opening hours
Nov to April: Monday to Thursday 10am to 2.30pm, Closed Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
April to Oct: Daily 9am until 5pm.

Durness Visitor Centre

IV21 4PZ
T +44 (0)1971 511756
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North Highlands

The two areas of Caithness and Sutherland form Scotland's northern wilderness, north of Inverness. The scenery varies from wild cliffs and tiny islands to lonely moorland and remote sandy beaches with superb panoramic mountain views, plus tree-lined twisting roads and foaming rivers. Here you'll find dozens of ruined castles and ancient monuments, particularly in the east. There are also lots of golf courses and places where you can fish for salmon and trout. The boggy half of Caithness and Sutherland is known as the Flow Country (from the Old Norse word Floi meaning marshy ground).