• Guide to Kyle of Tongue & Tongue Village

    Guide to Kyle of Tongue & Tongue Village

    Things to Do & See, Eat & Stay in Tongue on the North Coast

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Charming village on North coast beside Ben Hope and the sea.

The road east from Durness runs around Loch Eriboll on its way to the lovely little village of Tongue. A causeway runs across the beautiful Kyle of Tongue, but a much more scenic route is the single-track road around its southern side, with great views of Ben Hope (3,041 ft) looming to the southwest. The village of Tongue is overlooked by the 14th-century ruins of Varick Castle, and there's a great beach at Coldbackie, two miles northeast.

Phone code: +44 (0)1847

Travel Directions to Tongue

Nearby Ancient Monuments

  • Dun Dornaigil

    Impressive, well preserved broch that stands almost 7 metres tall with distinctivetiangular lintel about the entrance. On small road south of village of Alltnacaillich

  • Rosal Township

    Once substantial township entirely cleared in the Highland Clearances. Eery and tragic evidence of how this event transformed this land and landscape.

Local Visitor Attractions


Tongue Events

Tongue Hotels & Accommodation

Tongue Hotel

The Duke of Sutherland shooting lodge transformed into a four star hotel in remotest Sutherland in Northern Scotland.

There are cheaper options, such as the excellent-value Rhian Cottage, Tel. 01847 611257, jenny.anderson@ tesco.net also Novar Cottage, see below

There's also a good SYHA Youth Hostel, Tel. 01847 611789, website - open mid-Mar to late Oct, beautifully situated at the east end of the causeway; and a couple of campsites: one is at Talmine, Tel. 01847 601225, 5 miles north of Tongue by the beach; and the Kincraig Camping and Caravan Site, Tel. 01847 611218, just to the south of the village.

Also at Talmine is the lovely 19th-century Cloisters, Tel. 01847 601286, website