Bettyhill is situated on the north
coast of Scotland, 40 miles east of
Durness, 50 miles west of
John O Groats in
the area known as Sutherland.
Bettyhill is popular for its Hotel
with sea views, Inn, two Beaches, and
Museum. Postcode: KW14 7SP.
See also a large Click On
Map for Top Attractions in the area.
The image top is of the the Village Car
Park, War Memorial, and Playing Field.
The Bettyhill Hotel
sits high above Torrisdale Bay with great
Farr Beach is on the east side of the
village, often with a waves ideal for
The Farr Bay Inn is
close to Farr Beach.
The Strathnaver Museum is
just west of Farr Beach by the Farr Bay Inn.
The Museum covers the History of the Area, Clan
Mackay, and Highland Clearances.
Torrisdale Bay with a vast beach is on the
west side of the Village. This beach can only
be reached by a fairly long walk. Walk
1300s - Clan Mackay
were the largest landowners in the area.
The area held many Crofters with the Village
here on the coast known as Farr.
1774 - Farr Church was built.
1800s early - Clan Mackay sold much of their
land to the Countess of Sutherland.
1800s early - the Countess of
Sutherland began clearing Crofters from the
land to make way for large scale sheep and crop
1800s early - the earliest parts of
Bettyhill Village were built for Elizabeth
Leveson-Gower / Countess of Sutherland next to
Farr. The village was named after
Many Crofters were encouraged to move to
coastal villages to try and live off the sea by
fishing. Others were forced south into large
towns and cities, or even to emigrate to
America and Canada.
1819 - Bettyhill Hotel was completed.
Today - the road around the north of
Scotland passing through Bettyhill is known as
the North Coast 500 with vast numbers of cars,
motorbikes, and camper vans traveling around
all year for the amazing views and beaches.