By Road - From Inverness (68 miles) and all points south, take the A9 across the Kessock Bridge, drive straight onwards passing Tain, Dornoch, Golspie, and Brora until reaching Helmsdale. Admire all the big sky views. On arrival turn right just before the Bannockburn Inn onto the main street through the village, travel onto the end of this street and take a right by the Bridge Hotel. Sutherland Street is 2nd turn on the right after that. Valhalla Holiday Home is 2nd house on the left.
By Road - From Wick (35 miles) take the A9 south passing through all coastal communities until arriving at Helmsdale, turn left at Bannockburn Inn onto the main street through the village travel onto the end of this street and take a right by the Bridge Hotel. Sutherland Street is 2nd turn on the right after that. Valhalla Holiday Home is 2nd house on the left.
By Bus - Citylink Stagecoach provides a regular service from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Perth and Inverness through all en-route coastal communities to Helmsdale. A complete schedule can be found here.
By Rail - The nearest train station to Valhalla is Helmsdale, and is within walking distance of the house. Train routes and connections can be found here.
Closest Airports - If travelling from further afield the nearest Airports are:
Wick Airport is 40 miles/50 mins
Inverness Airport is 75 miles/1 hr 40 mins
Aberdeen Airport is 169 miles/ 3 hrs 30 mins
Dundee Airport is 200 miles/4 hours
Edinburgh Airport is 219 miles/4 hours 20 mins
Glasgow airport is 243 miles/4 hours 50 mins
Travel Conditions - weather information can be found here.
(Picture Above: Dunrobin Castle Gardens, Golspie)
HELMSDALE IS ....
20 minutes from Brora and its long sandy beaches
25 minutes from the beautiful village of Golspie and its fairytale Dunrobin Castle
40 minutes from the picturesque town of Dornoch and its world-famous golf course
50 minutes from Tain and the renowned Glenmorangie Distillery
1 hr 10 minutes to John O'Groats and the Pentland Firth
1 hour 50 minutes to Inverness and the Loch Ness Monster
3 hrs 15 minutes to Orkney (including the ferry)
Activities & Inspirations
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