What to do and see in Tongue, United Kingdom (UK): The Best Places and Tips

August 4, 2017 Vergie Nakamoto

Discover the best top things to do in Tongue, United Kingdom (UK) including Castle Varrich, Strathnaver Museum, Kyle Of Tongue, Weavers Craft Shop, The Courtyard.
Restaurants in Tongue

1. Castle Varrich

Tongue, Scotland
Excellent
56%
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32%
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4.5 based on 64 reviews

Castle Varrich

Reviewed By NeilSK - Lincoln, United Kingdom

It's a bit tricky to find the start of the path near the bank in Tongue (ask the locals) but it is the beginning of a pleasant walk through the fields and across the river into the woods (few midges around) before a final clamber up to the remains of this quite mysterious castle. Luckily it is supported by a modern interior metal stairway that allows you climb up to the battlements and be rewarded for some spectacular views back across the countryside and coastline - very enjoyable way to spend an hour or so

2. Strathnaver Museum

Clachan, Bettyhill KW14 7SS, Scotland +44 1641 521418
Excellent
75%
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22%
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4.5 based on 76 reviews

Strathnaver Museum

Strathnaver Museum is situated on the north coast of Scotland in the former Parish Church of St Columba in the picturesque village of Bettyhill. Its main theme is the tragic story of the Highland Clearances, it has a room dedicated to the Clan Mackay and also tells the story of crofting life. The ancient Pictish Farr Stone is situated nearby. The Museum contains a treasure trove of unusual objects and gripping stories all presented by a friendly, enthusiastic and knowledgeable volunteer staff. Serving Mackay Country the Museum is also home to a wonderful collection of Mackay memorabilia belonging to the Clan Mackay Society, making it a must see for anyone of Mackay descent or interested in Clan Mackay. Located in the ancient province of Strathnaver, scene of some of the most brutal acts of the Highland Clearances, it is unsurprising that this is the main story told by the Museum. In fact it was from the very pulpit which dominates the centre of the Museum that the Rev. David Mackenzie was obliged to read out the eviction notices to his congregation. The building's association with the Highland Clearances did not end in 1819, as it was within the church that the Napier Commission heard evidence from the people of north Sutherland in 1883. The Napier Commission resulted in significant improvements to the lives of crofters and other small tenants.

Reviewed By KathM253 - Upwey, Australia

Excellent visit in June. Many of my ancestors come from this district (Tongue/Thurso/Golval) - McKays and Campbells. Thanks you to excellent local historian Robert McKay who came over to chat with me about the McKay family tree. Wonderful knowledge and research. Such a great amount of information and particularly important to see representations of the lifestyle of centuries gone by. Adds meaning to the research. The graveyard was particularly important. Beautifully kept.

3. Kyle Of Tongue

West of village Tongue, Tongue, Scotland
Excellent
71%
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4.5 based on 24 reviews

Kyle Of Tongue

Reviewed By Dawn C - Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Lovely place to come and take in the views. Makes you appreciate what Scotland has to offer. If you are in this area, this is definitely worth a visit.

4. Weavers Craft Shop

Woodend, Rhitongue, Tongue IV27 4XW, Scotland +44 1847 611332
Excellent
45%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
11%
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11%
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4 based on 9 reviews

Weavers Craft Shop

Reviewed By KayandJay_9 - Lincolnshire, United Kingdom

We ate there last year when staying in Tongue and they remembered us as soon as we went in this time. Lovely clean café with great choices on the menu with lovely warm, friendly service in a great location. The views from the Terrace are amazing. Make sure you stop there

5. The Courtyard

Tongue, Scotland +44 1847 611722
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5 based on 1 reviews

The Courtyard

A boutique gift shop situated in the heart of Tongue on the north west coast of Sutherland.

Reviewed By Gem109 - Sutherland, Scotland

Newly opened gift shop in Tongue, nice products and staff. Nice for picking up a few bits for birthdays. Staff member was very helpful when I wasn't sure what to buy as a gift for a family member.

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