Descriptive gazetteer entries

These other entries in our collection of descriptive gazetteers are also about Durness. You may be able to find further references to Durness in the descriptive gazetteers by doing a full-text search here.

Place Type of entry Source
Durine coastal village with hotel and school Bartholomew
Durness a coast parish Groome

This additional information from our descriptive gazetteers is for locations within the parish or parishes associated with Durness.

Place Type of entry Source
Aultnacaillich a place Groome
Aultnacaillich place Bartholomew
Balnakiel small bay Bartholomew
Balnakiel a small bay Groome
Benspenue a mountain Groome
Borlay small loch Bartholomew
Borlay or Borralaidh a loch Groome
Camisendun a bay Groome
Camisendun bay with excellent anchorage Bartholomew
Cape Wrath a promontory Groome
Choaric or An Corr-eilean an islet Groome
Choarle islet Bartholomew
Clashcarnach a harbour Groome
Clashcarnach harbour Bartholomew
Craig-na-Faoilinn a stupendous crag Groome
Craspul loch Bartholomew
Craspul or Craisaphuill a loch Groome
Dornadilla an ancient 'dun' or tower Groome
Dunskerry an islet Groome
Eriboll a sea-loch Groome
Fair Aird Head Bartholomew
Farout Head or Fair-aird a promontory Groome
Farrmheall (or Farveall) hill Bartholomew
Fasbheinn (or Fashven) hill Bartholomew
Fraisgill a cavern Groome
Freasgeal cavern Bartholomew
Glengollie a glen Groome
Glen Golly glen Bartholomew
Hoan a green, fertile island Groome
Hope river Bartholomew
Hope a river Groome
Kearvaig a rivulet Groome
Kearvaig stream Bartholomew
Kyle of Durness an elongated bay or narrow firth Groome
Kyle of Durness narrow sea-loch Bartholomew
Loch-nah-Inse-Odhair loch Bartholomew
Parph, The part of Bartholomew
Polla rivulet Bartholomew
Rispond hamlet Bartholomew
Smoo Cave a limestone cavern Groome
Smoo Cave limestone cavern Bartholomew
Strath Dionard valley Bartholomew
Strath More valley Bartholomew

Travel writing

This website includes the complete texts of books describing journeys around Britain, written between the twelfth and nineteenth centuries. Selecting one of the links below will take you to the first reference to Durness within the selected text. This will not always be a description of a visit: travellers often mention places other than where they are, for example as a basis for comparison.

Traveller Section No. of Refs.
Thomas Pennant Appendix V: Of Caithness, Strathnavern, and Sutherland 4

This website includes two large libraries, of historical travel writing and of entries from nineteenth century gazetteers describing places. We have text from these sources available for these places near your location:

Place Mentioned in Travel Writing Mentioned in Hist. Gazetteer
Whiten Head 0 2
Eriboll 0 3
Cape Wrath 0 3
Achriesgill 0 2
Rabbit Islands 0 2
Castle Varrich 0 2
Kinlochbervie 0 2
Tongue 0 2
Eilean Nan Ron 0 2
Skerray 0 1
Coomb Island 0 2
Eddrachillis 0 3
Borve 0 1
Handa 0 2
Scourie 0 2
Mudale 0 2
Kirtomy 0 1
Naver 0 3
Glen Dhu 0 3
Altnaharra 0 2