Durness, Highland, United Kingdom

The centre of the ancient lands of Clan MacKay, Durness is still accessed only by a single track road and still makes its living through fish, sheep and crofting, with modern tourism particularly from the NC500 route adding to this traditional mix. It is thought that Durness is named for the Norse ‘Drya-ness’ which means Deer Cape or Deer Point, likely because of this wonderful pasture land in the more barren Highland landscape.

This most north-westerly point on the UK mainland has spectacular scenery with a rocky coastline, seemingly unlimited horizons, beautiful sandy beaches sweeping to turquoise sea and is inhabited not only by the Durness folk but also a wide array of wildlife.

Hillwalkers and mountain climbers will love what Durness has to offer with its towering cliffs, rugged mountains and expansive moorlands which all provide fantastic but sometimes challenging walking trails.

Durness SYHA Hostelling Scotland

Durness SYHA Hostelling Scotland


Durness SYHA Hostelling Scotland offers pet-friendly accommodation in Durness. Free private parking is available on site. Some rooms include views of the mountain or garden. The rooms are equipped with a shared bathroom. There is a shared kitchen at the property.

Good 7.4 102 reviews

Highland Holiday House

Highland Holiday House


Located in the North-Western Highlands, in the remote village of Durness, Highland Holiday House boasts uninterrupted views across the Atlantic Ocean. The beach is less than 5 minutes’ walk away and the exciting Smoo Cave is only 1.6 km from the property. The self-catering two-bedroom house features a bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen, a living area with an iPod docking station and a TV with satellite channels, and a patio.

Fabulous 8.9 37 reviews