Immediate Local Area around Brora and East Sutherland
There is much to see and do in this lovely area. We have fantastic historic buildings and sites, diverse wildlife, birds and a coastal and dramatic inland habitats.
Estuary View Self catering makes a great base for many activities including golf, pony trekking, swimming, sea and river fishing, walks in forests and hills, with ‘Munros’ in easy distance. Some adventurous visitors take advantage of the swell to go surfing outside the cottage (worth a watch even if you don’t take part!).
You can take in amazing vistas over hills, glens and sea (photography is popular). The Orkney Isles and the spectacular West Coast are within the scope of a day’s outing from Brora.
Here are a few suggestions in the immediate area…
- Shops, facilities and food!: With a well stocked supermarket, tourist shops and several eateries (to eat in and out) you are well supported within a short stroll from Estuary View. For eating out, in your view across the Estuary from your self catering accommodation you can see the Marine Hotel, based on a 1900 mansion house with its own beautiful views and surroundings. You can eat also out at the Sutherland Hotel or Sid’s for great Indian food, Cafes, a Chinese, Scottish and Braid’s Bistro at the Golf Club are all in the village.
- Carn Liath: A sophisticated Iron Age settlement accompanied by the rare survival of an associated village and earthworks a mile south of Brora.
- Dunrobin Castle: 2 miles further down the coast lies this stunning great house to visit dating to 1300 [Dunrobin Castle website]
- Timespan: Our local Museum and Art Gallery in Helmsdale up the A9 provides a glimpse into the past when industry needed the sea.
- Wildlife – A wide variety of habitats make Brora an ideal location for observing all types of wildlife with salmon in the Brora River and overflown by eagles by the seaside where seals, dolphins and occasionally whales cruise by. Nearby Loch Fleet offers very diverse birdwatching and wildlife with ospreys, seals and otters. Dolphin tours to get closer up closer up are few miles further south down the Moray Firth at Cromarty. Red deer and Highland cows frequent the local glens.
- Whisky Distilleries: Our famous Clynelish is on the outskirts of the Brora village (does tours when open and is Brora Malt’s home). To the South Tain hosts Glenmorangie and to the North the Old Pultney Distillery in WIck, distills the most Northerly dram!
For more things to see and do in Brora as a visitor or tourist go to Brora Visitor Website