Ulbster Arms is situated in the village of Halkirk on the banks of the River Thurso, famous for its fishing. Its far north location lends itself as the perfect place to stop on the North Coast 500; en route to the Orkney ferry that departs from nearby Scrabster, and also for immersing yourself in the tremendous nature and wilderness of Caithness with its rare North Atlantic heather heath, known as the Flow Country. With birdlife, biodiversity and sweeping landscapes, this peatland and wetland is the largest of its kind in Europe. Quite other worldly.
The hotel is on the main village street with lovely accommodation and friendly staff. With all the dishes cooked to order using local produce it is a very appealing place to tarry awhile and if early breakfasts are required for the ferry, that too is accommodated.
Accommodation-wise, there are several lodges built alongside the old house, also used for guests and only a step or two from the restaurant and bar. There is ample parking too. As regulars on our way to Orkney, we know we shall always have a delicious evening meal and tasty breakfast.