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Golspie

Golspie is a coastal town in East Sutherland, famous for the fairy tale castle, Dunrobin Castle, adjacent to the town. There is a railway station in Golspie and there is also a stop for Dunrobin Castle itself. Dunrobin is a most impressive castle built in almost a Bavarian style and close to the sea, with gardens, and access to the many furnished rooms within the castle. There is also a collection of Pictish stones within the grounds. The train connections are direct from Culrain.

Golpsie also has a geological exhibition and shop. A recent guest who is a geologist commented that this was one of the finest small geological exhibitions she had ever seen.

There is a popular hill trail above Golspie to a monument at the top of Ben Bhraggie, with superb views of Sutherland.

Golspie also has a beach with sandy sections and fine views across the Dornoch Firth towards Easter Ross. It is one of many sandy beaches in the area.

There is a golf course in Golspie too.

To the south of Golspie is the beautiful Loch Fleet National Nature Reserve, where it is possible to watch seals. You can walk down the minor road beside the golf course towards Littleferry at the mouth of the estuary.

Golspie is about 27 miles from Culrain via Dornoch though there is a slightly shorter route via a minor road behind Bonar Bridge through Strath Carnaig (only recommended for sturdy vehicles!).

Dunrobin Castle from Carn Liath Broch, near Golspie

Dunrobin Castle from Carn Liath Broch

Carn Liath Pictish Broch, near Golspie

Carn Liath Pictish Broch, near Golspie

the Big Burn Trail, Golspie

Part of the Big Burn Trail, Golspie

 

 

Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, Golspie

Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, Golspie
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