Things to do in Sutherland - Sightseeing & Activities | Kylesku Hotel
Sunset on mountains Foinaven and Arkle, Sutherland.

Sightseeing and activities in Sutherland

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 North Coast 500 is 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. Home to 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 and white sand beaches with azure water. These iconic walks in Sutherland are child-friendly, dog-friendly, and wonderfully quiet. Guaranteed to recharge your batteries!

Polin Beach, Sutherland
Polin Beach.

Sutherland has some of the most stunning beaches in Scotland. 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

RESTAURANT & BAR: open to non-residents

Not staying with us? You’re still welcome to join us in the restaurant and bar. Pre-booking is advised.

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Breakfast: 8am-10am
Cakes etc: 10am-12noon
12 noon - 3pm (last sitting at 2.30pm)

Dinner: 5pm-9pm (last table sitting at 8.30pm)
Bar: 12noon-11pm

if you're heading outdoors

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

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