As you travel further north in Scotland, the scenery becomes more and more dramatic, and Sutherland boast some of the best. With the Atlantic coast to the north and west, and the North Sea to the south east, this county is as sparse and rugged as you will find in the UK.
The population resides in coastal towns; to the west, Lochinver, a small fishing port sits nestled under the distinctive Suilven Mountain range and to the east you will find a number of towns and villages, the fishing port of Helmsdale, the sandy beaches and Jurassic rocks of Brora, and the seaside resort of Golspie, home to the fairy-tale Dunrobin Castle.
The thriving town at Dornoch offers beautiful sandy beaches, its own SSSI, the Royal Dornoch championship golf course, and a spectacular Cathedral. The most attractive aspect of this county is its landscapes, perfect for explorers, Ben More Assynt, the highest mountain in the county offers a formidable challenge to keen hikers, and Loch Shin has much to show wildlife enthusiasts. Golden Eagles and Sea Eagles are also known to inhabit this county.