What is there to do?

Do you really need to ask? If you are still not sure, you could...

... play cello on the roof, be arty, go fly fishing with James Curley ..take a boat trip on the "Isabella" or go kayaking. There are loads of hills to climb. If you are looking for a guide, ask Tim Hamlet

You could of course always just light the stove and look out of the window. You never know what might appear. A couple of stags, dolphins or a sea eagle. Surrounding The Brochs, there is wildlife in abundance. Seals are nearly as ubiquitous as deer. There are also killer whales, aka orca and all kinds of rare twitcheable birds.

Mind you, one of the best things to do is just a walk on the beach without the stress of "doing things". Just you and nobody else. We think this beautiful poem by the Scots writer Nan Shepherd describes this experience better than we ever could.

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Be warned, though! There is no television in The Brochs. There are too many other things to do than to watch TV. You get a far better view looking out of the window. And, to be honest, we hate TV. But there is a first class WiFi connection, so you don't have to go without Facebook or whatever else you use to download or upload or share your experiences with...

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Foodie stuff

If you want to be your own master chef, there is a superbly equipped kitchen in each Broch with complimentary goodies and gourmet ingredients. We provide you with finest Cullisse Highland Rapeseed Oil and two varieties of Orkney Craft Vinegar.

On the other hand, if you’d like others to do the master chefing for you, SALT Seafood Kitchen is Coigach’s latest and trendiest outfit.. Suzie and Eppie create a kind of pop-up restaurant just for you in your Broch, if that is what you want, or they arrange your dinner, deliver it to your door or serve it to you inside. You can get in touch with them at saltseafoodevents@outlook.com

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If you prefer to go out for dinner, there are several places within two miles from The Brochs.

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is a genuine Scottish boozer with tables at the back where you get honest pub fare of the best kind.


is a posh place where dinners take up all evening with five or six courses. It's quite pricey. They've also got a gastro pub at the side of the hotel.

And for a really nice cake during the day, you could always visit Lesley's Piping School Café. So you see, there is something for everyone.