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
Tongue Hotels & Accommodation
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