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What to do in Caithness if it’s raining

Posted: September 14th, 2017 | Posted in: General News

It is no secret that we are not always blessed with the best weather here in Scotland. We are kind of used to the rain, but we know that it can be a concern to those visitors who are not used to battling those grey days. Thankfully, one thing that we do have here in Caithness, is plenty of things to keep you entertained, despite the weather not always being great.

So, if you are planning a trip here and want to make sure that you have a plan for those rainy days, why not check out our guide on what to do in Caithness when it is raining?

Learn about the area in some of the Heritage Centres

There is a whole host of amazing heritage centres scattered around the Caithness area, each one giving an insight into the rich culture and history of the area. If the weather isn’t looking too great then these are the ideal places to escape to and spend some time learning about the local history too.

Watch a film

Sometimes the best way to escape the weather is to lose yourself in a good film. For those that are looking for the latest blockbusters, you can buy tickets to head to Thurso Cinema. Not only will you find plenty to see here, but it is also the most Northerly complex in the UK mainland too, which is a great claim to fame.

Take in some art

St Fergus Gallery is a great place to escape if you are a fan of art. This gallery features a wide range of different styles, including crafts, photography and also sculptures. All ideal if you are looking for a place to spend a couple of hours admiring amazing art!

Enjoy some delicious food

There are plenty of great places to eat throughout Caithness, which means if the weather is looking pretty foul, then you can easily escape and treat yourself to some delicious food too!

Grab your wellies and brave it

Sometimes you just have to resign yourself that you need to carry on, regardless of the weather. If you are feeling that you need to get some fresh air, then we highly recommend pulling on your wellies and raincoat, getting that umbrella up and just simply heading out. There are some beautiful places to explore in the area that looks all the more dramatic in the rain. Which means that you can soon find the perfect place to take in the natural scenery, and forget all about the rain!

Come rain or shine, there is so much to see and do in Caithness. If you are looking for a family break or a chance to get away from it all, we recommend heading to Caithness, you can even book in to stay here with us at Mackays if you are looking for a truly special experience.


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