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‘Better than Superb’
Chipmonk 10 Tripadvisor
‘Best Hotel/ Restaurant
in all of Sutherland!

jamzyW tripadvisor
‘Fantastic, Food, 
Fantastic Service,
Fantastic Company’

Trishasmall  Tripadvisor
‘Valentine’s Dinner 
to die for’

Rhianders  tripadvisor
‘One of the best 
restaurants in the north
of Scotland
Noreen_7  tripadvisor
‘The Craggan was an 
Oasis in the desert’

HikerEtbiker  Tripadvisor



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The Craggan Hotel sits in the small crofting community of Melness, over

looking the Atlantic ocean to it’s left and The Kyle of Tongue  to it’s right with

the aptly named Rabbit Islands sitting in its shadow. Converted from one of

the few ‘Cotters Houses’ remaining in the area over 40 years ago,

although part of the building dates back to 1865.


The hotel is run by ‘The Mackay family’ whose ancestors built the original

homestead and started the tradition of making everybody welcome to their

family home, guests and friends alike will always leave with memories and a

tale to tell.


Ideally located for the occasional or enthusiastic walkers, wishing to challenge Ben Loyal, known as the queen of the Scottish Mountains or one of the great Munroe's Ben Hope. The Craggan hotel also offers a good central location for salmon fishing, with lochs and rivers are a bountiful. If fishing is not your scene then maybe shooting and stalking could be of interest on the local estates.


Many a night could be had chatting and mingling in front of our fire, with local game keepers and ghilies who are only too happy to tell their ‘stories’ of such big stags that evaded their shots and the fish that they hooked for hours then got away.




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Melness itself is steeped in local history, situated in the County of      Sutherland, also know as Mackay country, close to Durness, Thurso and Lairg situated and sign posted on the North to West Scotland tourist route.


With stunning views and golden beaches The Craggan Hotel at Melness offers everything you need for a stress free, relaxing and rewarding holiday or short break.