Day Trips

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Day Trips

The Ulbster Arms Hotel and Lodges is in Halkirk, which is a great place to enjoy peaceful village life. But if you’re keen to get out and explore, it's also an excellent base for day trips and tours. Whether you’re looking to explore with your very own tour guide or prefer to take part in a planned excursion, we’re ideally located for access to the various ports and harbours from which you can set sail to Orkney or journey around the spectacular Caithness coast.

Above and Beyond Tours of Caithness

Above and Beyond offers driving tours of the North Coast of Scotland, exploring the magnificent scenery and hidden gems of Caithness and the surrounding area. In addition, walking tours of Wick and Thurso are available, which take you to some of the best sites in our local towns.

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John O' Groats Ferries

Sailing from John O' Groats, you can take the ferry across to the Orkney Islands for the day with John O' Groats Ferries. You can also book a full day tour, which will show you highlights, including Skara Brae stoneage village. In addition, Wildlife Cruises are available from John O' Groats. These offer the chance to see puffins, guillemots, razorbills, kittiwakes and more!

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Caithness Seacoast

Choose from coastal adventures, harbour cruises and mini boat tours with Caithness Seacoast. Great for family-friendly days out, introducing you to our beautiful coastal scenery and wide array of seabirds and wildlife.

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North Link Ferries

Explore the rich history, breathtaking landscapes, and ancient sites of Orkney with ease by taking a scenic journey on NorthLink Ferries. From Scrabster, embark on a memorable ferry ride across the Pentland Firth to reach Stromness or Kirkwall in Orkney. Immerse yourself in the unique charm of these islands and return to the comfort of Ulbster Arms Hotel after a day of exploration.

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Pentland Ferries

Setting sail from Gills Bay in Caithness, Pentland Ferries offer services to St Margaret’s Hope on the Orkney Islands. Take in sights such as the Old Man of Hoy and look out for island wildlife including seabirds, seals and dolphins along the way.

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Book your stay in Caithness

Book your stay at the Ulbster Arms Hotel and Lodges in Halkirk. The perfect base for these trips and tours around Caithness and beyond!