Overscaig House Hotel Overlloking Loch Shin Lairg Sutherland

To get to this isolated spot you do, of course, have to travel quite a way – we are approximately 5 hours drive north of Glasgow and Edinburgh or 1 ½ hours north of Inverness.

Head north on the A9 from Inverness, turning off to Bonar Bridge just after Tain. Follow the road to Bonar Bridge then head for Lairg. Pass through Lairg on the road for Tongue then turn left on to the A838 to Durness and Kinlochbervie. We are 17 miles from Lairg and it’s mostly single track road – so don’t drive too fast!

Just as you think that you must have taken the wrong road – the hotel will appear. You can’t miss us.

The North Coast 500 (NC500) is more than 500 miles of the best the North Highlands has to offer.  The Overscaig Hotel sits in the heart of Sutherland and the North Coast 500 (NC500) is easy accessible from the Overscaig irrespective of the direction you are heading.  The hotel is about 1 1/4 hour from Lochinver or Kyleskue, 1 hour from Scourie, Durness or Kinlochbervie (all in the west), 1 1/2 hours from Tongue (in the north), 1 1/4hrs from Brora or Golspie, 1 hour from Dornoch or Tain (in the east). Every road is a beautiful journey through remote Sutherland, in the Highlands of Scotland.