Four Seasons at UAH

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Spend your spring time exploring Giese Farm, Puffin Croft, and the enchanting Northern Lights while savouring the local distilleries, this experience captures the essence of natural beauty and cultural richness. Nearby, Puffin Croft, is a delightful animal farm that offers a charming and interactive experience for visitors of all ages. This unique destination provides an opportunity to get up close and personal with a variety of friendly animals, making it a perfect family outing. As you wander through you'll have the chance to pet and interact with adorable creatures such as fluffy lambs, gentle goats, and perhaps even some inquisitive donkeys. Duncansby Stacks offers a unique opportunity to observe charming seabirds in their natural habitat, adding a touch of wildlife wonder to the season. When night falls, the dazzling Northern Lights dance across the Caithness skies, casting an ethereal glow that leaves you spellbound.


As the world awakens from the winter slumber, Caithness walks come to life with vibrant blossoms and lush greenery, offering a serene escape into the heart of nature. Thurso River's picturesque setting provides a perfect natural sanctuary to explore and enjoy just a stones throw from the Hotel.


To complete the journey, the local distilleries beckon with their distinctive flavours, allowing you to savour the spirit of the region, making spring in this part of the world an unforgettable adventure for the senses.

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Halkirk truly comes alive in the summer, with a vibrant lineup of events and activities that capture the essence of community and outdoor enjoyment. The Halkirk Games, a beloved tradition, showcase athletic prowess and Highland culture, with kilted competitors taking part in traditional events like caber tossing and dancers showcasing traditional Highland Dancing. The Halkirk Gala, a colourful celebration, fills the streets with bagpipes, floats, and lively games for families to revel in.


North Coast Watersports offers a thrilling array of activities that allow visitors to fully immerse themselves in the beauty of the North Coast. For those with a penchant for riding the waves, the surfing opportunities here are exceptional. The rolling waves of the North Sea provide the perfect canvas for surfers of all skill levels to catch exhilarating rides, making it an ideal place for both beginners and experienced wave riders. Paddleboarding enthusiasts also find their paradise gliding along the tranquil waters on the coast along with RIB tours to explore hidden coves, sea caves, and wildlife habitats. As you zoom across the sparkling waters, you might even spot seals, dolphins, and a wide array of seabirds, adding a touch of wildlife wonder to your maritime exploration.

Beer Garden & BBQs

The Ulbster Arms Hotel's beer garden is the perfect spot to gather with friends and family, enjoy a refreshing pint of local brew, and bask in the warm sunshine. As the days stretch longer into the evening, the garden's relaxed ambiance sets the stage for leisurely conversations and laughter.

But what truly sets this beer garden apart is the chance of sizzling summer BBQs. The aroma of grilling delights fills the air as skilled chefs fire up the barbecue. Guests can relish these delectable treats while soaking up the serene surroundings and the camaraderie of fellow patrons. Check regular updates on our social media pages for BBQ announcements.

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As autumn descends upon Caithness, the magic of the Northern Lights graces the night skies with a mesmerising display of colours. The ethereal dance of green, violet, and crimson hues paints a celestial masterpiece overhead, offering a breathtaking spectacle that captures the essence of the season. During the daytime, the Caithness Animal Farm Park beckons visitors with its charming menagerie of furry and feathered friends, providing an opportunity to reconnect with nature and enjoy the autumnal beauty of the region. In addition to its diverse collection of animals, the park proudly boasts a special and enchanting addition during the holiday season: reindeer.


After a night of stargazing, there's no better way to warm up and reflect on the wonders of the cosmos than by cozying up in front of a crackling fire in the library. With a steaming cup of tea or coffee in hand, the library becomes a haven of comfort and tranquility, the perfect setting for quiet contemplation.


Autumn at the Ulbster Arms Hotel comes alive with a captivating Event Night stretched over 2 nights that add a touch of warmth and sophistication to the season. As you savour each meticulously prepared dish, the hotel's cozy ambiance envelops you, making it the perfect setting for mingling with fellow guests or simply basking in the enchanting atmosphere.

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Whisky & Nights-out

Winter at the Ulbster Arms Hotel offers a cozy and festive retreat for all who seek respite from the cold. Nestled by the roaring fireplace, guests can partake in whisky tasting sessions, indulging in the rich flavours and warming spirits of Scotland's finest. The hotel's extensive whisky collection, curated with care, ensures that each sip is an experience to savour. Furthermore, the Ulbster Arms is renowned for its magical Christmas dinner parties, where the grand dining hall transforms into a winter wonderland, complete with sumptuous feasts and holiday cheer. Whether you're sipping on single malts or celebrating with loved ones at a Christmas soirée, the Ulbster Arms Hotel in winter promises a festive and memorable stay in the heart of Caithness.

Christmas at the UAH

The thoughtfully crafted Christmas menu at the Ulbster Arms Hotel is a celebration of both culinary artistry and the festive spirit, making it the perfect destination for a memorable and indulgent holiday dining experience. Whether you're celebrating with family, friends, or colleagues, this menu ensures that every bite is a taste of the joy and warmth of the season. The Ulbster Arms Hotel's Christmas decorations are a visual and sensory feast, igniting the joy and wonder of the season for all who have the pleasure of visiting during this special time of year.

The library

Enjoying cosy drinks by the fire in the library is a cherished pastime at the Ulbster Arms Hotel. As you step into this inviting sanctuary, the flickering flames and the comforting warmth of the hearth instantly embrace you. The library exudes an air of elegance and tranquility, providing the perfect backdrop for an intimate gathering or a quiet moment of reflection. With a selection of fine wines, spirits, or perhaps a steaming cup of your favorite hot beverage in hand, you can unwind in plush armchairs, surrounded by the timeless charm of books lining the shelves.

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