Durness Accommodation Guide - quality accommodation in Durness for holiday or business travel. Scotlands Durness accommodation options include hotels, lodges, guest houses, camping, bed and breakfast and self catering accommodation including holiday homes and apartment rentals. Whatever your Scottish Durness accommodation requirements we will help you find the right place.
Durness is the most north-westerly village on
the British mainland.
Welcome to Durness Scotland
Durness is now one of the few remaining places of any size in mainland Scotland that you can only access by single track road. The road south was completed in 1893, and from the following year there was a daily coach connecting Durness with the railway station at Lairg, some sixty miles to the south east.
Tourism, fish farming, sheep farming and crofting are the mainstays of the economy.
The splendour of Durness is expressed in its extended horizons, in certain parts a view of over thirty kilometres is not uncommon. The north west coast line around Durness is formed of precipitous cliffs and sandy beaches. A crofting village spread out along the coast, Durness is basically a string of hamlets. The crofts with houses and strips of land lying out behind towards the coast. on limestone rocks giving rise to good pasture land. The name Durness could be from the Norse Drya-ness meaning Deer Cape or Deer point and has been referred to as an oasis in a barren land, the last resort or the last outpost. It stands slightly proud from the sea with sandy beaches and rocky coves.
Accommodation in and around Durness
Price Guide - per person based on sharing room: under $40 - $41 - 70 - more than $70