Sunset on mountains Foinaven and Arkle, Sutherland.

Sightseeing and activities in the Sutherland area

Looking for things to do in Scotland’s far northwest? Sutherland is the heart of the North Coast 500 route, taking in wild Cape Wrath. It’s famous for its magnificent mountains and has more sheep than people. You’ll also find breathtaking beaches, beautiful lochs, walks, fishing, unspoilt Highland wilderness, and a warm Scottish welcome.

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There’s so much to see and do in Sutherland! Here are some of our sightseeing favourites.

Coast road, assynt
The Wee Mad Road, Achiltibuie to Lochinver.
North Coast 500

The ultimate road trip around the top of Scotland. Awesome scenery, white sand beaches, Highland hospitality. Kylesku Hotel is on the NC 500, so plan a stop!

Inverpolly, Wester Ross, North West Highlands of Scotland
Northwest Highlands Geopark

Scottish UNESCO Global Geopark in the extraordinary landscape of Assynt. Some of Scotland’s most iconic mountains and three billion-year-old rocks.

North west Highlands, Scotland by François Bertin
Photograph by François Bertin.
Walking in the Highlands

Dramatic mountains, peaceful lochs, white sand beaches with azure water, child-friendly, dog-friendly, and wonderfully quiet. Walking in Sutherland will recharge your batteries!

Polin Beach, Sutherland
Polin Beach.
Beaches

Sutherland has some of the most stunning beaches in the country. Clean white sands, clear blue water, glorious scenery, and you often have them to yourself.

Sea Kayaking with Hamlet Mountaineering, North West Scotland
Outdoor Sports
Sea Kayaking with Hamlet Mountaineering.

As well as being a walker’s paradise, Sutherland offers a fantastic range of outdoor activities, including kayaking, loch and sea fishing, golf, horse riding, pony trekking and cycling.

Get the most out of your time in Kylesku

Picnics & takeaways

We can supply you with a picnic, and takeaways are also available from the restaurant. Both are available to non-residents - get in touch to arrange.

Breakfast: open to non-residents

Not staying with us? You’re still welcome to join us for breakfast. Choose from our continental-style buffet or cooked breakfast menu. Breakfast is served from 8-10am every day.

if you're heading outdoors

Kylesku Hotel has a laundry service and drying facilities for residents. Useful for guests engaging in outdoor pursuits.

We love giving tips on the local area. Just ask, and we can look at maps with you.