Assynt House is in a great location to explore the Northern Highlands of Scotland. Below you will find some suggestions of days out to enjoy...

  • Enjoy the golden sandy beaches of Dornoch and the Black Isle

  • A drive north to the beauty of Caithness and the Castle of Mey

  • Highland Shopping Heaven - Country shopping for cashmere and gifts in independent shops

  • Sample Scotland's national drink and visit some Whisky distilleries

  • Visit the West Coast and picturesque Ullapool

  • Dunrobin Castle, Culloden Battlefield, Fort George

  • Loch Ness & Urquhart Castle

  • Explore the settings of Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander books

  • Ross & Cromarty Art galleries

  • Boat cruises on the world famous Loch Ness

  • Dolphin watching boat trips in the Cromarty Firth

  • Exhilarating walks from our very doorstep

          and a great many more...

Whatever takes your fancy from this list of days out, we will be happy to arrange activities or tailor an itinerary to your exact requirements.
One of our most popular suggestions is for Highland Shopping Heaven: For some magical retail therapy, we’ll help you find truly unique luxury goods for you and your home in the most charming towns near to Assynt House. We know the region’s finest crafters and producers and can recommend a wonderful range of artisan and luxury shops. Travelling to our recommended destinations also offers spectacular views and refreshment options along the way.

Our recommendations take in the charming towns of Tain, Dornoch, Lairg, Cromarty and Beauly. We suggest a circular route that can be explored at leisure over the course of a day built round your tastes and shopping list. As all of these destinations are a short drive away we can also recommend individual destinations for a shorter excursion.

The independent Highland retailers in the vicinity of Assynt House offer everything from beautifully made cashmere knits, woollens and tweeds to glassware, ceramics, contemporary jewellery, art, antiques, cheese, chocolate, beer and whisky! Our recommendations will take you straight to highland shopping heaven. You’ll come back with your fabulous finds and possibly more on your wish list (for the next time you visit) to the envy of everyone back home.

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We have an amazing experience in Scotland and Assynt House will be forever our Scottish home! 
It was a stunning location and a fabulous building . We had food cooked by Graham on the Saturday night which was just amazing and the service from the staff was just out of this world.
The rooms had everything - we didn’t want for anything. It was spotlessly clean and the kitchen was stocked with essentials and goodies . If you get the chance you must stay here . I was sad to leave.
What a great place