PLACES OF INTEREST
The area offers a host of interesting archaeological sites which include the Nybster Brochs, one of the best preserved iron age broch’s in the north of Scotland a short drive away. The Camster Cairns which are among the oldest structures in Scotland, dating to 5000 years ago, 20 miles away.
Burnside Cottage is also conveniently situated near a number of magnificent Castles – The Castle & Gardens of Mey, the residence of the late Queen Mother is nearby, along with Ackergill Tower, Girnigoe, Sinclair, Dounreay to name but a few (there are 30 castles in Caithness). We are popular with visitors retracing their roots as the surrounding area has a long association with the Highland clearances.
Caithness has many places of interest for those who enjoy a dram or bite to eat as the area boasts many distilleries and award winning food producers. The Old Pulteney Distillery is 10 miles away with Wolfburn (the most Northerly mainland distillery) & Dunnet Bay Distillers (the makers of Rock Rose Premium Scottish Gin & Holy Grass Vodka) located in Thurso. The award-
Nature and Wildlife
The local area is popular with walkers, cyclists and those travelling the NC500. With Burnside Cottage located close to the John O’Groats Trail which is a long distance, challenging, walking route from Inverness to John O’Groats. Caithness is also an Ornithologist & wildlife lovers dream……..puffins nesting in spring, seals pupping in summer, rutting deer stags in autumn…….. and flocks of waders, geese, swans in winter. Dolphins, porpoises, orca, minke whales, otters, eagles, ptarmigan, mountain hare are also sometimes visible.
There are many acclaimed golf courses in the far north including Royal Dornoch, Durness, Golspie, Brora, Bonar Bridge and Reay with nearby courses Wick, Thurso & Lybster.
Our 3 beautifully appointed rooms make the perfect base for both the leisure and business traveller. All our rooms are bright and airy with all modern facilities and decor
Before you arrive why not take a look around and view a selection of images of Alba Sunrise,, the accommodation, the breakfasts, and a few shots taken over recent months.
Breakfast, some say the best meal of the day. At Burnside Cottage we offer a great choice of options to suit most dietary requirements using local produce where possible
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