Whether you're looking for something for mum and dad or just for kids; whether you prefer to watch wildlife and nature at work, or marvel at Scotland’s dramatic history and fine culture; whether you want to be outdoors or indoors … Tain and the Northern Highlands has something for everyone. It's a place just waiting to be discovered.


While the historic town of Tain provides visitors with lots to see and do, a short drive away you'll find the delightful fishing village of Portmahomack with its harbour, golf course and Discovery Centre (not to mention the impressive Stevenson-built Tarbat Ness Lighthouse situated within a nature reserve at the far end of the Tarbat peninsular).


Located on the Fearn peninsula, the seaside villages of Shandwick, Hilton and Balintore - with their sandy beach, pictish stones and mermaid (yes Mermaid!) - are also within easy reach. Then, just down the road, you'll find Fearn Abbey, founded in 1238, and the historic church at Nigg from where a short walk will take you to the Nigg Bay RSPB nature reserve.


In the opposite direction, and just ten minutes away from Tain, lies Dornoch. Here you'll find the famous Royal Dornoch Golf Course and the gem that is Dornoch Cathedral. The town is also home to a selection of interesting shops and restaurants.


Further afield, it doesn't take long to lose yourself in the beautiful Highlands and a whole host of attractions and activities just too numerous to list here....


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