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Tongue is a historic village on the north coast of Sutherland in the Highlands of Scotland situated 31 miles north of Lairg. There is evidence of ancient settlements in the area with various Bronze Age burial sites, Iron Age Brochs and early Christian stones, Tongue is thought to have been occupied by the Norse from the 900s-1200s with the name coming from 'tunga' describing the tongue-shaped land projecting into the water, the ruins of the tower Castle Varrich sitting one mile to the west of the village are also believed to date back to Norse rule. Tongue lies on the east shore of the Kyle of Tongue with Ben Loyal standing at 2506ft high overshadowing the village on the south side, it is a popular tourist destination particularly with walkers, climbers and nature enthusiasts, there are two hotels, a youth hostel, b&b's, guest-houses, self-catering accommodation a general store and a craft shop. Historically interesting buildings include House of Tongue built in 1678 by the Mackay's after they established their Clan Seat in Tongue in 1554 and the 18th century boathouse said to have housed Jacobite prisoners from the ship 'Hazard' in 1746 when they were captured as they tried to transport Bonny Prince Charlie's gold to fund his rebellion.

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Tongue Health Centre

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Ben Loyal Hotel

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Tongue Primary School

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Tongue Hotel (0.01 miles)

Tongue Hotel

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This traditional Victorian Highland Hotel stands on the hillside overlooking the beautiful Kyle of Tongue - a panorama of mountain scenery and golden beaches, ideal for the town dweller to ... More

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The Ben Loyal Hotel (0.12 miles)

The Ben Loyal Hotel
The Ben Loyal Hotel is located in the centre of Tongue, next door to the Royal Bank of and it is only a short stroll to the post office and shop and a few minutes ... More | visit website
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Bettyhill Hotel (7.80 miles)

Bettyhill Hotel

A former coaching inn and now a family hotel with superb views over Torrisdale Bay towards the Atlantic Ocean; popular with walkers, cyclists, tourists, anglers, wildlife enthusiasts and those that simply enjoy ... More | visit website

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The Mill House (28.62 miles)

Part of a restored Grade B listed water mill, Mill House blends traditional local materials and many of the original mill workings with modern comforts to create a really quirky home which we hope you ... More | visit website
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Ferry Inn (32.61 miles)

Ferry Inn

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This is the sister Hotel of the Weigh Inn, which now offers 9 newley refurbished non-smoking en-suite bedrooms, boasting uninterrupted views over The Pentland Firth to the majestic Orkney Islands. ... More

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Weigh Inn Hotel (32.84 miles)

Weigh Inn Hotel

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Situated overlooking the Pentland Firth with panoramic views of the Orkney Islands. The Weigh Inn Hotel, refurbished to the highest standards boast 16 STB 3 Star Deluxe non smoking Bedrooms ... More

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St Clair Hotel (33.27 miles)

St Clair Hotel

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Centrally located hotel in the heart of Thurso, ideal for business or leisure travel. We offer relaxed surroundings and friendly service to help you unwind and recharge your batteries at the ... More

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Royal Hotel (33.28 miles)

Royal Hotel

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Located close to the centre of the small town of Thurso, this is an excellent base for exploring the North Coast. Central for business or leisure, near to bus station and ... More

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Cladach at Pentland Firth Cottages (33.50 miles)

Cladach at Pentland Firth Cottages

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Spectacularly located overlooking the turbulent waters of Pentland Firth, and just 20 yards from a lovely sandy beach, these recently refurbished and very comfortable fishermen's cottages offer ... More

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Inver Lodge (37.37 miles)

Inver Lodge

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Overlooking Lochinver Bay, Inver Lodge Hotel has a superb restaurant, a sauna and free Wi-Fi. This hotel offers luxurious facilities in a tranquil hillside setting. Inver Lodge provides spacious rooms with magnificent ... More

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