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Postcode: KW3 | code search
Population: 850
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Lybster is a scenic village in the Caithness County in the Highlands of Scotland situated on the north-east coast near Helmsdale, Wick and John O’Groats. Lybster is an ancient village with archaeological studies dating back to the Neolithic period. Prehistoric sites nearby include the bronze-age stones at the ‘Hill O’ Many Stanes’ and 5 miles north lie the 5000 year old Grey Cairns of Camster. Lybster’s main feature is its impressive stone harbour; the first pier was built in 1810 and replaced c1830 with the stone harbour still in use today. Lybster was an important fishing port during the 19th century and had the third largest fishing fleet in Scotland prospering from the Great Herring Boom. Lybster is a traditional fishing village with boats and lobster pots lining the pier. The village has a wide High Street, stone buildings, shops and amenities and places to eat. There are inns, restaurants, hotels and holiday accommodation around the area. Attractions include the Waterlines Visitor Centre with exhibitions run by the Lybster Heritage Trust, focusing on Lybsters past as a herring port, local geology and wildlife. Further north is the Kyleburn Confectionery factory with visitor centre. Activities include walking, fishing, nature-watching and golfing. Highland games are held in neighbouring Helmsdale and Halkirk each summer.


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Portland Arms Hotel (0.07 miles)

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We would be delighted to welcome you to the Portland Arms - a very special place with a very special atmosphere!

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Thrumster House (7.38 miles)

Thrumster House

Thrumster is an old family run estate of about 10,000 acres, about 6,000 of which is moorland, and the rest arable crofting ground. The moors are flat, rolling expanses of flow ground, renowned for the ... More | visit website

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Brown Trout Hotel (11.30 miles)

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The Brown Trout Hotel, situated in the historical village of Watten near Loch Watten, offers luxurious accommodation, fantastic home cooked food and a friendly atmosphere This family run hotel is ... More

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Breadalbane House Hotel (11.46 miles)

Breadalbane House Hotel

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Housed within a splendid stone wall building, originally constructed in 1891, this small hotel is ideally set within a 2-minute walk of Wick town centre. Originally built as the private home ... More

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Mackay's Hotel (11.48 miles)

Mackay's Hotel is located in Wick, in the beautiful area of Caithness. Family run, the hotel and No 1 Bistro has gained wide recognition for its high standard of award winning service and fine food. The ... More | visit website
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Bank Guest House (11.54 miles)

Bank Guest House

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Bank Guest house is a family run business situated in the centre of Wick. The views at the back overlook the countryside and it is also only a short walk ... More

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Norseman British Trust Hotel (11.59 miles)

Norseman British Trust Hotel

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In the centre of Wick, overlooking Wick River and close to Wick Train Station, The Norseman offers good food and traditional, warm hospitality. Under new owners, Norseman Hotel has been refurbished and ... More

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Ackergill Tower (12.77 miles)

Ackergill Tower
Ackergill Tower
From Luxury welcome hamper on arrival to sumptious bed linen and towels, complimentary Pehaligans toiletries and amazing sea views
Our luxury cottages are all designed to the very highest standard and enjoy an attention to ... More | visit website
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Old Free Church Manse (15.61 miles)

Old Free Church Manse

Centrally located in the heart of Caithness, between the towns of Thurso and Wick it is an ideal base for exploring the countryside, lochs and mountains. Only a short drive away from ferry terminals which ... More | visit website

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Sinclair Bay Hotel (16.66 miles)

Sinclair Bay Hotel

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A small family run hotel with comfortable rooms, tv and coffee making facilities in all rooms. We serve a wide range of food in our restaurant, & real ale behind the bar. ... More

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