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Melvich Holiday Accommodation Guide

Searching for your next vacation in Sutherland try Melvich Holiday Accommodation Guide. Melvich is a village located in the county of Sutherland, and it is situated at the very top of the mainland of Scotland, offering breathtaking views over Melvich Bay. This is the greatest site in the United Kingdom to view the Aurora Borealis, often known as the Northern Lights; they are visible on clear nights between the middle of October and the middle of March. This is one of the most sparsely populated, yet hauntingly beautiful landscapes in the UK.

There is a primary school and a convenience shop located in the village.

Melvich is a wonderful site for hill and seaside treks, and it offers beautiful scenery. It is located on the A897 road, which provides fantastic road links. The north coast here is rough, and it is close to sandy beaches. Every season in this area brings something new and exciting for you to experience. Wildflowers carpet the landscape throughout the spring and summer months.

The landscape in this area is rugged and breathtaking, with moorland that stretches on for miles. Nearby is the Forsinard bird reservation, which is home to a diverse collection of birds that stop by to rest and nest throughout the year. For those who enjoy being outdoors, there is a vast selection of difficult cliffs to climb.

Additionally, the Forsinard train station has very good rail routes.
The well-known NC500 travel route passes through the settlement, which is located on the A836 road. This road connects Thurso and Tongue to the west with Farr Bay and Torrisdale, all of which may be reached by a public road with a single lane.

Find a Bed and Breakfast, Cottage, or a Self-Catering Pod or Chalet that is Ideally Situated for the NC 500 Route. Bring your motorcycle with you and find beautiful secluded beaches with clean white sand, rocky outcrops, and clear waters full of coastal long walks, brilliant surfing, and lots of fishing. Find a spot to pitch your tent and watch some breath taking scenery as the sun sets.

It just takes a few minutes to drive to Strathy Point, which is a popular destination for people looking to observe whales or dolphins in their natural habitat.

The Orkney Isles are located just across the Pentland Firth, and a car ferry to Orkney departs daily from Scrabster Harbour. This area is well-known for the houses and dwellings at Skara Brae, which date back more than 5,000 years; to put that in perspective, the Pyramids of Giza were built more than 4,000 years ago.

The Royal Burgh of Wick was formerly the busiest herring port in Europe. Today, it is the most northerly town on the East Coast, and it is abundant in history and legacy. It also features a harbour and a marina. The town is conveniently located for all of your shopping requirements, and it features a wide variety of retailers, including Tesco's, Boots, Superdrug, Argos, and B&M. It is possible to find lodging in the form of hotels, bed & breakfasts, caravans, pods, and campsites in the area surrounding the town, in addition to a wide variety of restaurants and cafes that are priced to accommodate a variety of different budgets.

The John O'Groats Airport may be found here. It has connections to Inverness, Edinburgh, and Aberdeen, and it provides flights all throughout the United Kingdom, Europe, and even further afield.

In addition, there are excellent train and coach services, as well as ferry ports that provide daily transportation to Orkney and further beyond.

One of the most breathtaking areas of untouched natural beauty in all of Scotland may be found in Sutherland and along the North West Coast. Find a hotel or country house in an ideal location and enjoy great scenery, local food, and pleasant accommodation while looking out over the white beaches of Scourie Bay and towards Ben Stack, Foinaven, and Arkle. This may be done by looking for a hotel or country house in an ideal location.

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  • Melvich Latitude: 58.555428 Longitude: -3.920624
  • Melvich Postcode KW14
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Melvich Sutherland The scattered village of Melvich stands near the head of a small bay and at the mouth of Strath Halladale. there is good loch fishing and also river angling Bighouse. the seat of a Mackay family is on the opposite side of the mouth of the river. The owner was the last of the clan to possess land in the old Mackay country he sold it in 1830 to the Sutherland Ducal family.

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