Due to a booking falling apart in Lybster, I’ve arrived in Helmsdale one day early which has meant a day of rest.
Helmsdale has a fairly interesting story. It was set up by Thomas Telford and his industrialist compatriots as a fishing fleet base.
More or less the whole village was planned and build, on spec according to the need of the herring industry in the 19th century.
Despite that, it’s a fairly pretty place.
I stop at two places for food La Mirage and Bannockburn Inn. Because of it’s busyness, I assumed the food would be good in Mckkays.
It was bland and boring with big portions.
Bannockburn, I had steak with peppercorn sauce which you had to pay £1.75 for. Then I had a coconut bomb, which was also very nice and an Irish coffee which kept me awake the whole night.
Here’s some photo’s
Thomas Telford’s bridge in Helmsdale.