Bonar Bridge is a village that overlooks the beautiful Kyle of Sutherland in the Highlands of Scotland. The village is close to the Falls of Shin visitor centre and waterfalls, where you can watch salmon leap up the falls, and take lovely woodland walks around the centre. On a whisky tour? then visit the nearby Balblair Distillery where you can book a tour of the distillery. You can also buy Balblair whisky online at Amazon UK (over 18 only) with worldwide shipping depending on your country.
The scenery along the Kyle of Sutherland is outstanding, beyond Bonar Bridge is the salmon river, the Oykel, running from Loch Ailsh near Benmore to the Kyle at Bonar Bridge. With plenty of outstanding scenic areas near Bonar Bridge this is a destination for individuals that love walking in woodlands and hillwalking, cycling or simply exploring around the Highlands of Scotland to enjoy nature and the picturesque scenery.
People have lived in the area now named Bonar Bridge for thousands of years, evidence of this is seen on OS Maps with numerous chambered cairns, hut circles and standing stones. There is also a number of Pictish Symbol Stones to be seen. In 1900, a collection of early Bronze Age jewellery known as the Migdale Hoard was discovered by workmen. The Migdale Hoard includes several unique items that are now held by the National Museums Scotland and have been dated to between 1900 and 2200BC, around 4,000 years old. At the nearby Loch Migdale there is henge, a ritual enclosure dating to the Neolithic period, it is seen as an almost circular area, 12 metres across, dating to between 5500 and 4500 years old. In the loch are the remains of a Crannog, an artificial island where people lived.
Near to Bonar Bridge is the graveyard at Creich, outside the walls is St Denham’s Cross, an upright stone with a large incised Celtic Cross (read more). Within the graveyard are many old graves dating back to the 16th century or earlier.
Videos of Bonar Bridge on YouTube - Drone video footage of Bonar Bridge by Wolfgang Günther, and the aerial video by Jim Banks of the village of Bonar Bridge as well as the video of the area around Bonar Bridge and Migdale Loch.