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Coul House Hotel

In The Hills Above
Contin
Strathpeffer
Ross-shire
Northern Scotland
IV14 9ES

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Telephone: 01997 421487
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Website: www.coulhousehotel.com/

Key Info: 8 acres of hotel grounds adjacent to miles of walks through local forest to waterfalls with trails marked out.

Food Type: Hot and cold food. Restaurant menu and bar meals

Food Times: All day

Opening Times: All year

Dog Restrictions: Dogs allowed in bar and lounges but not in main dining room. Arrangements can be made to accommodate your dog.


Hotels

Coul House Hotel

In The Hills Above
Contin
Strathpeffer
Ross-shire
Northern Scotland
IV14 9ES

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Telephone: 01997 421487
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Website: www.coulhousehotel.com/

Key Info: 8 Acres of hotel grounds adjacent to miles of walks through local forest to waterfalls with trails marked out.

Areas dogs welcome: Bedrooms, lounges, gardens and hall.

Dogs not welcome in: Main restaurant but arrangements can be made to accommodate pets in private areas to dine.

Number & type of rooms: 20 rooms all en suite. Double. twin and family rooms with forest or mountain views.

Other facilities: Restaurant and bar including patio seating all with far reaching mountain views. Car parking. Bar meals.


Self Catering

Northern Highlands - Cottages4You

Highlands
Northern Scotland

Telephone: 0845 2681997
Website: www.chooseacottage.co.uk/DPP

Key Info: We've teamed up with cottages4you to bring you a range of quality assessed self catering holiday cottages and holiday homes in the Highlands and other locations in Scotland and across the UK. All holiday options displayed on the partnership website are pet friendly so you can book with the assurance your dog is welcome too!

Months Open: All Year

Sleeps: Various - check via link.

Number & Type of Properties: For a choice of holiday accommodation see details via web site hyperlink to the left.

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Orkney Islands - Cottages4You

Orkney Islands
Northern Scotland

Telephone: 0845 2681997
Website: www.chooseacottage.co.uk/DPP

Key Info: Our website partnership with cottages4you offers a choice of quality assessed self catering cottages and holiday accommodation in the Orkney Islands as well as other Scottish, UK and European locations. All properties displayed are pet friendly so you can be sure your dog will be welcome too!

Months Open: All Year.

Sleeps: Use the hyperlink to see what is available

Number & Type of Properties: For details of the holiday options use the website hyperlink on the left.

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Outer Hebrides : Cottages4You

Outer Hebrides
Northern Scotland

Telephone: 0845 2681997
Website: www.chooseacottage.co.uk/DPP

Key Info: We've joined with Cottages4You to offer a superb collection of self catering cottages across Scotland, the rest of the UK and Europe. All properties displayed are pet friendly so you can book with the assurance your dog is welcome too!

Months Open: All Year.

Sleeps: Use the link to see options are available

Number & Type of Properties: For a choice of holidays see details via website hyperlink to the left.

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Ben Wyvis Lodges

Strathpeffer
Inverness
Northern Scotland
IV14 9BT

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Contact: Mrs Helen Waring
Telephone: 01224 318 520
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Website: www.RossHolidayHomes.co.uk/

Key Info: Woodland setting on the edge of the village. Miles of woodland, loch-side and open country walks. Beach, Coastlines within easy reach. We supply dog towels and a dog bowl in each lodge.

Price Range: Price range, £300 to £450 per week.

Months Open: April - October

Sleeps: 4 in each chalet (1 double, 1 twin) plus up to 2 dogs welcome, others negotiable although space limiting!

Number & Type of Properties: Two timber chalets

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Cantick Head Lighthouse Cottages

Longhope
Orkney Islands
Northern Scotland
KW16 3PQ

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Contact: Nadia Schwartzmann
Telephone: 01856 701 255
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Website: www.cantickhead.com/

Key Info: Cantick Head is located on the island of Hoy & South Walls – lot of walks around Cantick Head (on road, in fields or following the cliffs), on the island of Hoy, on nearby islands of Graemsay and Flotta, and in Stromness and Kirkwall. Rackwick beach in the North of the island. Famous sites to be seen: Skara Brae, The Ring of Brodgar, Martello Tower, Old Man of Hoy, etc.

Price Range: £60 to £80 per night or £410 to £550 per week.

Months Open: All year.

Sleeps: 4 (each cottage) – folded bed can be added for 5th guest.

Number & Type of Properties: 2 self-catering cottages (former lighthouse keepers cottages).

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Attractions

Blackhammer Chambered Cairn

On island of Rousay
Orkney
Northern Scotland

Telephone: 01856 751360
Telephone: 0131 668 8800
Website: www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/ind

Key Info: On B9064 on Island of Rousay 2 miles West of pier. 5 HY 414 276

Description: Neolithic burial cairn, similar in general shape and subdivisions to the contemporary Neolithic houses at Knap of Howar. Access to chamber.

Opening Times: Visit Historic Scotland's website for details.

Dog Restrictions: Dogs are permitted in the grounds if kept on a leash. They are not permitted in roofed buildings. Owners are asked to be sensitive to the effect of their dogs on others, esepcially children. Poop scoops are available from the steward at staffed sites. Please clear up after your dog.

Broch of Gurness

Aikerness
Orkney
Northern Scotland

Telephone: 01856 751414
Telephone: 0131 668 8800
Website: www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/ind

Key Info: At Aikerness, 23 km North West of Kirkwall on the A966. Grid reference HY 381 268. Parking available 180 metres away from site.

Description: Probably dating to the 1st century AD, Gurness broch gives a fascinating insight into Orcadian village life around 2000 years ago.

Opening Times: Visit Historic Scotland's website for details.

Dog Restrictions: Dogs are permitted in the grounds if kept on a leash. They are not permitted in roofed buildings. Owners are asked to be sensitive to the effect of their dogs on others, esepcially children. Poop scoops are available from the steward at staffed sites. Please clear up after your dog.

Brough of Birsay

On a tidal island at Birsay
Orkney
Northern Scotland

Telephone: 01856 841815
Telephone: 0131 668 8800
Website: www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/ind

Key Info: On a tidal island at Birsay, 32 km North West of Kirkwall off the A966. Grid reference HY 239 285. Public Transport - Take Orkney Coaches from Stromness Academy to Brisay Palace.

Description: Pictish and Norse power-base with Pictish well, replica carving, extensive ruins of Norse houses and 12th century church. A small visitor centre on the island contains some important early sculptures and interesting Viking artefacts. Strong footwear recommended.

Opening Times: Visit Historic Scotland's website for details.

Dog Restrictions: Dogs are permitted in the grounds if kept on a leash. They are not permitted in roofed buildings. Owners are asked to be sensitive to the effect of their dogs on others, esepcially children. Poop scoops are available from the steward at staffed sites. Please clear up after your dog.

Calanais Standing Stones

Isle of Lewis
Northern Scotland

Telephone: 01851 621422
Telephone: 0131 668 8800
Website: www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/ind

Key Info: 19 km West of Stornoway off the A859, Isle of Lewis. Grid reference NB 213 330. Parking available 300 metres from the stones. There is a relief model of the site outside the visitor centre and there is a video presentation in Gaelic and English.

Description: A cross-shaped setting of standing stones erected around 3000 BC. The visitor centre at Calanais is managed by the Urras nan Tursachan.

Opening Times: Visit Historic Scotland's website for details.

Dog Restrictions: Dogs are permitted in the grounds if kept on a leash. They are not permitted in roofed buildings. Owners are asked to be sensitive to the effect of their dogs on others, esepcially children. Poop scoops are available from the steward at staffed sites. Please clear up after your dog.

Carn Liath

Golspie
Northern Scotland

Telephone: 01667 460232
Telephone: 0131 668 8800
Website: www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/ind

Key Info: By the A9, 3 miles East North East of Golspie • NC 870 013.

Description: A typical Sutherland broch, surviving to first-floor level, with associated settlement. Visitors should take care crossing the main road.

Opening Times: Visit Historic Scotland's website for details.

Dog Restrictions: Dogs are permitted in the grounds if kept on a leash. They are not permitted in roofed buildings. Owners are asked to be sensitive to the effect of their dogs on others, esepcially children. Poop scoops are available from the steward at staffed sites. Please clear up after your dog.

Castle of Old Wick

Wick
Northern Scotland

Telephone: 01667 460232
Telephone: 0131 668 8800
Website: www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/ind

Key Info: 1 mile South of Wick on Shore Road • ND 368 487.

Description: The ruin of the best-preserved Norse castle in Scotland. Dating from the 12th-century this spectacular site is on a spine of rock projecting into the sea, between two deep, narrow gullies. Visitors must take great care.

Opening Times: Visit Historic Scotland's website for details.

Dog Restrictions: Dogs are permitted in the grounds if kept on a leash. They are not permitted in roofed buildings. Owners are asked to be sensitive to the effect of their dogs on others, esepcially children. Poop scoops are available from the steward at staffed sites. Please clear up after your dog.

Click Mill, Dounby

Dounby
Orkney
Northern Scotland

Telephone: 01856 841815
Telephone: 0131 668 8800
Website: www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/ind

Key Info: 2.5 miles from Dounby on the B905 to Evie village 6 HY 325 228.

Description: The last surviving horizontal water mill in Orkney, of a type well represented in Shetland and Lewis. In working order. Access can be muddy.

Opening Times: Visit Historic Scotland's website for details.

Dog Restrictions: Dogs are permitted in the grounds if kept on a leash. They are not permitted in roofed buildings. Owners are asked to be sensitive to the effect of their dogs on others, esepcially children. Poop scoops are available from the steward at staffed sites. Please clear up after your dog.

Clickimin Broch

Lerwick
Shetland
Northern Scotland

Telephone: 01856 841815
Telephone: 0131 668 8800
Website: www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/ind

Key Info: About 1 mile South West of Lerwick on the A970 4 HU 464 408

Description: A good example of a broch tower with associated secondary buildings of Iron Age date.

Opening Times: Visit Historic Scotland's website for details.

Dog Restrictions: Dogs are permitted in the grounds if kept on a leash. They are not permitted in roofed buildings. Owners are asked to be sensitive to the effect of their dogs on others, esepcially children. Poop scoops are available from the steward at staffed sites. Please clear up after your dog.

Cuween Hill Chambered Cairn

Finstown
Orkney
Northern Scotland

Telephone: 01856 841815
Telephone: 0131 668 8800
Website: www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/ind

Key Info: 0.5m South of Finstown on B9056 from Kirkwall. HY 364 128.

Description: A low mound covering a Neolithic chambered tomb with four cells. Contained the bones of men, dogs and oxen when discovered. Access to chambers. Access can be muddy.

Opening Times: Visit Historic Scotland's website for details.

Dog Restrictions: Dogs are permitted in the grounds if kept on a leash. They are not permitted in roofed buildings. Owners are asked to be sensitive to the effect of their dogs on others, esepcially children. Poop scoops are available from the steward at staffed sites. Please clear up after your dog.

Dun Beag

Bracadale
Skye
Northern Scotland

Telephone: 01667 460232
Telephone: 0131 668 8800
Website: www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/ind

Key Info: 0.25 mile West of Bracadale, Skye off the A863 • NG 339 385.

Description: A fine example of a Hebridean broch, apparently occupied to the 18th century.

Opening Times: Visit Historic Scotland's website for details.

Dog Restrictions: Dogs are permitted in the grounds if kept on a leash. They are not permitted in roofed buildings. Owners are asked to be sensitive to the effect of their dogs on others, esepcially children. Poop scoops are available from the steward at staffed sites. Please clear up after your dog.

Dun Carloway

Carloway
Isle of Lewis
Northern Scotland

Telephone: 0131 668 8800
Website: www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/ind

Key Info: 1.5 miles South of Carloway, about 16 miles North West of Stornoway, Lewis on the A858. NB 189 412

Description: One of the best preserved broch towers in Scotland. Visitor Centre managed by Urras nan Tursachan.

Opening Times: Visit Historic Scotland's website for details.

Dog Restrictions: Dogs are permitted in the grounds if kept on a leash. They are not permitted in roofed buildings. Owners are asked to be sensitive to the effect of their dogs on others, esepcially children. Poop scoops are available from the steward at staffed sites. Please clear up after your dog.

Earl's Bu and Church, Orphir

Orkney
Northern Scotland

Telephone: 0131 668 8800
Website: www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/ind

Key Info: 8 miles West South West of Kirkwall on the A964 to Houton and Orphir. HY 334 043

Description: The Earl’s Bu is the name for the foundations of ancient buildings, which may be an Earl’s residence of the Viking period. The church is of 12th-century date, and consists of the chancel and part of the nave of the only medieval round church in Scotland. Parking nearby.

Opening Times: Visit Historic Scotland's website for details.

Dog Restrictions: Dogs are permitted in the grounds if kept on a leash. They are not permitted in roofed buildings. Owners are asked to be sensitive to the effect of their dogs on others, esepcially children. Poop scoops are available from the steward at staffed sites. Please clear up after your dog.

Earl's Palace, Birsay

Birsay
Orkney
Northern Scotland

Telephone: 01856 721205 or 841815
Telephone: 0131 668 8800
Website: www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/ind

Key Info: In Birsay on the A966 •6 HY 248 277.

Description: The gaunt remains of the residence of Robert Stewart, Earl of Orkney, constructed in the late 16th-century round a courtyard.

Opening Times: Visit Historic Scotland's website for details.

Dog Restrictions: Dogs are permitted in the grounds if kept on a leash. They are not permitted in roofed buildings. Owners are asked to be sensitive to the effect of their dogs on others, esepcially children. Poop scoops are available from the steward at staffed sites. Please clear up after your dog.

Fort Charlotte

Lerwick
Shetland
Northern Scotland

Telephone: 01856 841815
Telephone: 0131 668 8800
Website: www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/ind

Key Info: In centre of Lerwick. 4 HU 475 415.

Description: A five-sided artillery fort with bastions projecting from each corner. The walls are high and massive. It was built in 1665 to protect the Sound of Bressay from the Dutch, but taken by them and burned in 1673. It was rebuilt in 1781. Keys available locally during the standard opening times published in this guide.

Opening Times: Visit Historic Scotland's website for details.

Dog Restrictions: Dogs are permitted in the grounds if kept on a leash. They are not permitted in roofed buildings. Owners are asked to be sensitive to the effect of their dogs on others, esepcially children. Poop scoops are available from the steward at staffed sites. Please clear up after your dog.

Grain Earth House

Kirkwall
Orkney
Northern Scotland

Telephone: 01856 841815
Telephone: 0131 668 8800
Website: www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/ind

Key Info: About 1 mile North West of Kirkwall in Hatston Industrial Estate off the A965 • HY 442 117.

Description: A well-built Iron Age earth house of underground chamber supported on stone pillars.

Opening Times: Visit Historic Scotland's website for details.

Dog Restrictions: Dogs are permitted in the grounds if kept on a leash. They are not permitted in roofed buildings. Owners are asked to be sensitive to the effect of their dogs on others, esepcially children. Poop scoops are available from the steward at staffed sites. Please clear up after your dog.

Grey Cairns of Camster

Lybster
Northern Scotland

Telephone: 01667 460232
Telephone: 0131 668 8800
Website: www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/ind

Key Info: 5 miles North of Lybster on the A9. Monument situated 5 miles along unclassified road • ND 260 441.

Description: Two chambered burial cairns of Neolithic date. One is long, with two chambers and projecting ‘horns’ and the other is round, and contains a single chamber. Access to chambers.

Opening Times: Visit Historic Scotland's website for details.

Dog Restrictions: Dogs are permitted in the grounds if kept on a leash. They are not permitted in roofed buildings. Owners are asked to be sensitive to the effect of their dogs on others, esepcially children. Poop scoops are available from the steward at staffed sites. Please clear up after your dog.

Hackness Martello Tower and Battery

Hoy
Orkney
Northern Scotland

Telephone: 01856 811397
Telephone: 0131 668 8800
Website: www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/ind

Key Info: At the south east end of Hoy. Grid reference ND 338 912.

Description: One of a pair of towers built between 1813 and 1815 to provide defence against French and American privateers for British convoys assembling in the sound of Longhope. Provided a base for a 25-pounder cannon. Evidence of life at the barracks can be viewed on site, including examples of barrack room furniture and other military memorabilia.

Opening Times: Visit Historic Scotland's website for details.

Dog Restrictions: Dogs are permitted in the grounds if kept on a leash. They are not permitted in roofed buildings. Owners are asked to be sensitive to the effect of their dogs on others, esepcially children. Poop scoops are available from the steward at staffed sites. Please clear up after your dog.

Holm of Papa Westray Chambered Cairn

On the island of Holm of Papa Westray
Orkney
Northern Scotland

Telephone: 01856 841815
Telephone: 0131 668 8800
Website: www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/ind

Key Info: On the island of Holm of Papa Westray. Reached by private boat hire from Papa Westray • 5 HY 509 518.

Description: Holm of Papa Westray Chambered Cairn A massive tomb with a long, narrow chamber divided into three, with 14 beehive cells opening into the walls. There are engravings on the walls. Access to chamber.

Opening Times: Visit Historic Scotland's website for details.

Dog Restrictions: Dogs are permitted in the grounds if kept on a leash. They are not permitted in roofed buildings. Owners are asked to be sensitive to the effect of their dogs on others, esepcially children. Poop scoops are available from the steward at staffed sites. Please clear up after your dog.

Jarlshof Prehistoric and Norse Settlement

Sumburgh Head
Shetland
Northern Scotland

Telephone: 01950 460112
Telephone: 0131 668 8800
Website: www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/ind

Key Info: At Sumburgh Head, 35 km south of Lerwick on the A97. Grid reference: HU 399 095

Description: Jarlshof provides an insight into the way of life of the inhabitants at particularly interesting periods – the late Bronze Age, Iron Age, Pictish era, Norse era and the Middle Ages. It includes oval-shaped Bronze Age houses, Iron Age broch and wheelhouses, Viking long houses, medieval farmstead and 16th century laird’s house. The interpretation centre houses a hands-on display of local materials traditionally used on site including wool, stone, slate and bone.

Opening Times: Visit Historic Scotland's website for details.

Dog Restrictions: Dogs are permitted in the grounds if kept on a leash. They are not permitted in roofed buildings. Owners are asked to be sensitive to the effect of their dogs on others, esepcially children. Poop scoops are available from the steward at staffed sites. Please clear up after your dog.

Knap of Howar

On the island of Papa Westray
Orkney
Northern Scotland

Telephone: 01856 872044
Telephone: 0131 668 8800
Website: www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/ind

Key Info: On the island of Papa Westray about 0.25 mile West of Holland Farm. • 5 HY 483 519

Description: Probably the oldest standing stone houses in north-west Europe, dating from the early Neolithic period. Two houses, approximately rectangular, with stone cupboards and stalls. Contemporary with the chambered tombs of Orkney.

Opening Times: Visit Historic Scotland's website for details.

Dog Restrictions: Dogs are permitted in the grounds if kept on a leash. They are not permitted in roofed buildings. Owners are asked to be sensitive to the effect of their dogs on others, esepcially children. Poop scoops are available from the steward at staffed sites. Please clear up after your dog.

Knowe of Yarso Chambered Cairn

On the island of Rousay
Orkney
Northern Scotland

Telephone: 01856 751 360
Telephone: 0131 668 8800
Website: www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/ind

Key Info: On the island of Rousay on the B9064, 3 miles from pier. 5 HY 404 279

Description: An oval cairn with concentric walls enclosing a Neolithic chambered tomb divided into three compartments. Access to chamber. Tel: 01856 841815.

Opening Times: Visit Historic Scotland's website for details.

Dog Restrictions: Dogs are permitted in the grounds if kept on a leash. They are not permitted in roofed buildings. Owners are asked to be sensitive to the effect of their dogs on others, esepcially children. Poop scoops are available from the steward at staffed sites. Please clear up after your dog.

Maeshowe Chambered Cairn

Orkney
Northern Scotland

Telephone: 01856 841815
Telephone: 0131 668 8800
Website: www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/ind

Key Info: 14 km West of Kirkwall on the A965. Grid reference HY 318 128. During July and August, the number of tours per day may be reduced due to parking restrictions.

Description: Maeshowe is the finest chambered tomb in north-west Europe and more than 5000 years old. It was broken into in the mid-twelfth century by Viking crusaders who carved graffiti runes on the walls of the main chamber. In 1999, it was designated a World Heritage Site with Skara Brae, Ring of Brodgar and the Stones of Stenness. The shop features many products made in Orkney.

Opening Times: Visit Historic Scotland's website for details.

Dog Restrictions: Dogs are permitted in the grounds if kept on a leash. They are not permitted in roofed buildings. Owners are asked to be sensitive to the effect of their dogs on others, esepcially children. Poop scoops are available from the steward at staffed sites. Please clear up after your dog.

Midhowe Broch

On the island of Rousay
Orkney
Northern Scotland

Telephone: 01856 841815 (Skara Brae)
Telephone: 0131 668 8800
Website: www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/ind

Key Info: On the island of Rousay on the B9064, 5 miles from pier. 6 HY 371 308.

Description: A well-preserved broch, with remains of later buildings round it. As at Gurness, impressive evidence for the internal appearance of houses survives. Very steep access, follow the black and white poles.

Opening Times: Visit Historic Scotland's website for details.

Dog Restrictions: Dogs are permitted in the grounds if kept on a leash. They are not permitted in roofed buildings. Owners are asked to be sensitive to the effect of their dogs on others, esepcially children. Poop scoops are available from the steward at staffed sites. Please clear up after your dog.

Midhowe Chambered Cairn

On the island of Rousay
Orkney
Northern Scotland

Telephone: 01856 841815 (Skara Brae)
Telephone: 0131 668 8800
Website: www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/ind

Key Info: On the island of Rousay on the B9064, 5 miles from pier. 6 HY 372 306.

Description: A huge and impressive megalithic chambered tomb of Neolithic date in an oval mound, with 25 stalls. Now protected by a modern building. Very steep access, follow the black and white poles.

Opening Times: Visit Historic Scotland's website for details.

Dog Restrictions: Dogs are permitted in the grounds if kept on a leash. They are not permitted in roofed buildings. Owners are asked to be sensitive to the effect of their dogs on others, esepcially children. Poop scoops are available from the steward at staffed sites. Please clear up after your dog.

Mousa Broch

Mousa
Shetland
Northern Scotland

Telephone: 01856 841815 (Skara Brae)
Telephone: 0131 668 8800
Website: www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/ind

Key Info: On the island of Mousa, accessible by boat from Sandwick, about 14 miles South of Lerwick on the A970. For ferry contact operator, Tel: 01950 431367 as at Sept 2006) HU 457 237.

Description: The finest surviving Iron Age broch tower. It stands to a height of over 13.3 metres.

Opening Times: Visit Historic Scotland's website for details.

Dog Restrictions: Dogs are permitted in the grounds if kept on a leash. They are not permitted in roofed buildings. Owners are asked to be sensitive to the effect of their dogs on others, esepcially children. Poop scoops are available from the steward at staffed sites. Please clear up after your dog.

Muness Castle

Island of Unst
Shetland
Northern Scotland

Telephone: 01856 841815
Telephone: 0131 668 8800
Website: www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/ind

Key Info: On Island of Unst 4 miles North East from pier at Belmont off the A968 • 1 HP 629 012

Description: A late 16th-century tower house with circular towers at diagonally opposite corners. The northernmost castle in the British Isles, Muness has remarkably fine architectural details.

Opening Times: Visit Historic Scotland's website for details.

Dog Restrictions: Dogs are permitted in the grounds if kept on a leash. They are not permitted in roofed buildings. Owners are asked to be sensitive to the effect of their dogs on others, esepcially children. Poop scoops are available from the steward at staffed sites. Please clear up after your dog.

Ness of Burgi

Scatness
Shetland
Northern Scotland

Telephone: 0131 668 8800
Website: www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/ind

Key Info: At the South-Easternmost point of Scatness, South Shetland off the A970. Access is across rocks. 4 HU 388 084

Description: A defensive stone-built blockhouse, probably of Iron Age date, with some features resembling a broch. Access is difficult.

Opening Times: Visit Historic Scotland's website for details.

Dog Restrictions: Dogs are permitted in the grounds if kept on a leash. They are not permitted in roofed buildings. Owners are asked to be sensitive to the effect of their dogs on others, esepcially children. Poop scoops are available from the steward at staffed sites. Please clear up after your dog.

Noltland Castle

Pierowall
On the island of Westray
Orkney
Northern Scotland

Telephone: 01856 841815 (Skara Brae)
Telephone: 0131 668 8800
Website: www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/ind

Key Info: On the island of Westray, 1 mile West of Pierowall village. 5 HY 429 488.

Description: A fine, ruined Z-plan tower, built between 1560 and 1573 but never completed. Remarkable for its large number of gun loops and impressive staircase.

Opening Times: Visit Historic Scotland's website for details.

Dog Restrictions: Dogs are permitted in the grounds if kept on a leash. They are not permitted in roofed buildings. Owners are asked to be sensitive to the effect of their dogs on others, esepcially children. Poop scoops are available from the steward at staffed sites. Please clear up after your dog.

Pierowall Church

Pierowall
On the island of Westray
Orkney
Northern Scotland

Telephone: 01856 841815 (Skara Brae)
Telephone: 0131 668 8800
Website: www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/ind

Key Info: On the island of Westray in the village of Pierowall. 5 HY 438 487.

Description: The ruins of a medieval church with some finely lettered tombstones.

Opening Times: Visit Historic Scotland's website for details.

Dog Restrictions: Dogs are permitted in the grounds if kept on a leash. They are not permitted in roofed buildings. Owners are asked to be sensitive to the effect of their dogs on others, esepcially children. Poop scoops are available from the steward at staffed sites. Please clear up after your dog.

Quoyness Chambered Cairn

Kettlehoft
On the island of Sanday
Orkney
Northern Scotland

Telephone: 01856 841815 (Skara Brae)
Telephone: 0131 668 8800
Website: www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/ind

Key Info: On the island of Sanday on the southern point of Els Ness, 2.5 miles from Kettlehoft village. 6 HY 677 378.

Description: A megalithic tomb with triple retaining walls, containing a passage and main chamber, with six subsidiary cells. Of Neolithic date. Access to chambers.

Opening Times: Visit Historic Scotland's website for details.

Dog Restrictions: Dogs are permitted in the grounds if kept on a leash. They are not permitted in roofed buildings. Owners are asked to be sensitive to the effect of their dogs on others, esepcially children. Poop scoops are available from the steward at staffed sites. Please clear up after your dog.

Rennibister Earth-House

Kirkwall
Orkney
Northern Scotland

Telephone: 01856 841815
Telephone: 0131 668 8800
Website: www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/ind

Key Info: About 4.5 miles West North West of Kirkwall on the A965. HY 397 127.

Description: A good example of an Orkney earth house, like that at Grain.

Opening Times: Visit Historic Scotland's website for details.

Dog Restrictions: Dogs are permitted in the grounds if kept on a leash. They are not permitted in roofed buildings. Owners are asked to be sensitive to the effect of their dogs on others, esepcially children. Poop scoops are available from the steward at staffed sites. Please clear up after your dog.

Ring of Brodgar Stone Circle and Henge

Stromness
Orkney
Northern Scotland

Telephone: 01856 841815
Telephone: 0131 668 8800
Website: www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/ind

Key Info: About 5 miles North East of Stromness on the B9055 • 6 HY 294 134.

Description: A magnificent circle of upright stones with an enclosing ditch spanned by causeways, dating to late Neolithic period. Part of The Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site.

Opening Times: Visit Historic Scotland's website for details.

Dog Restrictions: Dogs are permitted in the grounds if kept on a leash. They are not permitted in roofed buildings. Owners are asked to be sensitive to the effect of their dogs on others, esepcially children. Poop scoops are available from the steward at staffed sites. Please clear up after your dog.

Scalloway Castle

Scalloway
Shetland
Northern Scotland

Telephone: 01856 841815
Telephone: 0131 668 8800
Website: www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/ind

Key Info: In Scalloway, 6 milesa from Lerwick on the A970 4 HU 405 393.

Description: A fine castellated mansion built in 1600 by Patrick Stewart, Earl of Orkney, who was notorious for his cruelty. Open to the public normally during Shetland Woollen Company shop opening hours.

Opening Times: Visit Historic Scotland's website for details.

Dog Restrictions: Dogs are permitted in the grounds if kept on a leash. They are not permitted in roofed buildings. Owners are asked to be sensitive to the effect of their dogs on others, esepcially children. Poop scoops are available from the steward at staffed sites. Please clear up after your dog.

St Magnus Church

On the island of Egilsay
Orkney
Northern Scotland

Telephone: 01856 841815
Telephone: 0131 668 8800
Website: www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/ind

Key Info: On the island of Egilsay 0.5 mile from pier. 6 HY 466 304.

Description: The complete but roofless ruin of a 12th-century church with a round tower, dramatically sited.

Opening Times: Visit Historic Scotland's website for details.

Dog Restrictions: Dogs are permitted in the grounds if kept on a leash. They are not permitted in roofed buildings. Owners are asked to be sensitive to the effect of their dogs on others, esepcially children. Poop scoops are available from the steward at staffed sites. Please clear up after your dog.

St Mary's Chapel, Crosskirk

Thurso
Northern Scotland

Telephone: 01667 460232
Telephone: 0131 668 8800
Website: www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/ind

Key Info: 6 miles West of Thurso on the A836 • ND 025 701.

Description: A simple dry-stone chapel, probably of 12th-century date. Access can be muddy.

Opening Times: Visit Historic Scotland's website for details.

Dog Restrictions: Dogs are permitted in the grounds if kept on a leash. They are not permitted in roofed buildings. Owners are asked to be sensitive to the effect of their dogs on others, esepcially children. Poop scoops are available from the steward at staffed sites. Please clear up after your dog.

Staneydale 'Temple'

Bixter
Shetland
Northern Scotland

Telephone: 01856 841815
Telephone: 0131 668 8800
Website: www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/ind

Key Info: 3 miles South West of Bixter on West Mainland off the A971. Follow marker poles, route can be very wet. 3 HU 285 502

Description: A Neolithic hall, heel-shaped externally, and containing a large oval chamber. Around it are ruins of houses, walls and cairns of the same period.

Opening Times: Visit Historic Scotland's website for details.

Dog Restrictions: Dogs are permitted in the grounds if kept on a leash. They are not permitted in roofed buildings. Owners are asked to be sensitive to the effect of their dogs on others, esepcially children. Poop scoops are available from the steward at staffed sites. Please clear up after your dog.

Stones of Stenness Circle and Henge

Stromness
Orkney
Northern Scotland

Telephone: 01856 841815 (Skara Brae)
Telephone: 0131 668 8800
Website: www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/ind

Key Info: About 5 miles North East of Stromness on the B9055 • HY 306 126.

Description: The remains of a stone circle surrounded by remains of a circular earthen bank. Of all the elements of the World Heritage Site, this is probably the best understood site, along with nearby Barnhouse, in the sense that there were fairly extensive scientific excavations of its interior in 1973 to 1974.

Opening Times: Visit Historic Scotland's website for details.

Dog Restrictions: Dogs are permitted in the grounds if kept on a leash. They are not permitted in roofed buildings. Owners are asked to be sensitive to the effect of their dogs on others, esepcially children. Poop scoops are available from the steward at staffed sites. Please clear up after your dog.

The Bishop's Palace and Earl's Palace

Kirkwall
Orkney
Northern Scotland

Telephone: 01856 871918
Telephone: 0131 668 8800
Website: www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/ind

Key Info: In Kirkwall on the A960. Grid reference HY 448 108. Free on-street parking adjacent.

Description: The earliest visible parts of the Bishop’s Palace date to the 12th century. The imposing round tower was added to the hall-house about 1550 and further modifications were made around 1600. It has been described as the most accomplished piece of Renaissance architecture left in Scotland.

Opening Times: Visit Historic Scotland's website for details.

Dog Restrictions: Dogs are permitted in the grounds if kept on a leash. They are not permitted in roofed buildings. Owners are asked to be sensitive to the effect of their dogs on others, esepcially children. Poop scoops are available from the steward at staffed sites. Please clear up after your dog.

Tormiston Mill

Orkney
Northern Scotland

Telephone: 01856 761606
Telephone: 0131 668 8800
Website: www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/ind

Key Info: About 9 miles West of Kirkwall on the A965. •HY 322 127.

Description: An excellent late example of a Scottish watermill. It was probably built in the 1880s. The waterwheel and most of the machinery have been retained. Now forms a reception centre for visitors to Maeshowe.

Opening Times: Visit Historic Scotland's website for details.

Dog Restrictions: Dogs are permitted in the grounds if kept on a leash. They are not permitted in roofed buildings. Owners are asked to be sensitive to the effect of their dogs on others, esepcially children. Poop scoops are available from the steward at staffed sites. Please clear up after your dog.

Westside Church, Tuquoy

On the island of Westray
Orkney
Northern Scotland

Telephone: 01856 841815 (Skara Brae)
Telephone: 0131 668 8800
Website: www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/ind

Key Info: On the island of Westray 3 miles South of Pierowall village • 5 HY 455 432.

Description: A small and elegant 12th-century nave-and-chancel church, later the parish church, now roofless. Built by a wealthy Norse chieftain, the remains of whose farm can be seen in the adjacent cliff section.

Opening Times: Visit Historic Scotland's website for details.

Dog Restrictions: Dogs are permitted in the grounds if kept on a leash. They are not permitted in roofed buildings. Owners are asked to be sensitive to the effect of their dogs on others, esepcially children. Poop scoops are available from the steward at staffed sites. Please clear up after your dog.

Wideford Hill Chambered Cairn

Kirkwall
Orkney
Northern Scotland

Telephone: 01856 841815 (Skara Brae)
Telephone: 0131 668 8800
Website: www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/ind

Key Info: About 2 miles West of Kirkwall on the B9056 • HY 409 122

Description: A fine Neolithic chambered cairn with three concentric walls and a burial chamber with three large cells. Access to chamber. 0.5 mile hillwalk, which can be muddy, to property.

Opening Times: Visit Historic Scotland's website for details.

Dog Restrictions: Dogs are permitted in the grounds if kept on a leash. They are not permitted in roofed buildings. Owners are asked to be sensitive to the effect of their dogs on others, esepcially children. Poop scoops are available from the steward at staffed sites. Please clear up after your dog.

The Black House, Arnol

Arnol
Isle of Lewis
Northern Scotland

Telephone: 01851 710395
Telephone: 0131 668 8800
Website: www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/pro

Key Info: In Arnol village, Isle of Lewis, 18km norh west of Stornoway on the A858. Grid reference NB 310 492. Parking is available 45 metres from the property.

Description: A traditional, fully furnished, Lewis thatched house which provides a unique insight into island life. There is also an attached barn, byre and stackyard. Beside the Black House, a furnished 1920s crofthouse can also be seen. Visitor centre with interpretative displays.

Opening Times: Visit Historic Scotland's website for details.

Dog Restrictions: Dogs are permitted in the grounds if kept on a leash. They are not permitted in roofed buildings. Owners are asked to be sensitive to the effect of their dogs on others, esepcially children. Poop scoops are available from the steward at staffed sites. Please clear up after your dog.

Beauly Priory

Beauly
Northern Scotland

Telephone: 01667 460232
Telephone: 0131 668 8800
Website: www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/ind

Key Info: In Beauly on the A862 • NH 527 464.

Description: The ruined church of a Valliscaulian priory, one of three founded in 1230. Part of the building was later rebuilt in the 1530s.

Opening Times: Visit Historic Scotland's website for details.

Dog Restrictions: Dogs are permitted in the grounds if kept on a leash. They are not permitted in roofed buildings. Owners are asked to be sensitive to the effect of their dogs on others, esepcially children. Poop scoops are available from the steward at staffed sites. Please clear up after your dog.




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