Looking down towards the Moray Firth and North Sea. If you look on the map in my header you'll get an idea of where it is located :)
The formal gardens are based on the designs at Versailles and are quite a contrast to the surrounding area. Fabulous views from inside the house but we could not take pictures :(
We stopped off at Golspie on our way south and walked along the sea shore for a while. There's a huge statue on Ben Bhraggie, behind the village (which looks very out of place IMHO). We had no idea who it was supposed to be but have since found out it is of the 1st. Duke of Sutherland.