Destination guide

Why people love visiting culturally rich Helmsdale

Come and experience Helmsdale and its culture, art galleries and history. This city's cafes, wildlife and riverfront draw many visitors. With a holiday rental, you get a home away from home – many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.

Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Helmsdale

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to appreciate the scenery, Helmsdale is a great place to get outside. These are some of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Dornoch Beach (20 mi / 32.2 km)
  • Moray Firth (26.3 mi / 42.3 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Helmsdale

The nearest airport is in Wick (WIC), located 33.3 mi (53.6 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Inverness (INV), which is 42.1 mi (67.7 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, make your way to Helmsdale Station or Kildonan Station to see more of the city.

How many holiday rentals are available around Helmsdale?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 27 holiday lettings around Helmsdale. From 23 cottages to 23 bungalows, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a seaside property in Helmsdale?

There's nothing quite like sand between your toes and the taste of sea salt on your lips. It's time to round up your buddies for some spirited beach action. HomeAway has 7 beachside holiday homes. Of course, that might not work for the whole group. Fortunately, HomeAway has tons more options, including:

  • 5 beach holiday accommodation options.
  • 5 mountainside holiday accommodation options.
  • 4 rural holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a house in Helmsdale?

You can forget about standardized, cookie cutter chain-hotel rooms. Our house holiday rentals each have their own unique personalities — and all the space you could possibly need! There are 27 options currently available on HomeAway. Prices start at £95 per night. If that doesn't fit with your group's taste, we have a range of different self-catering accommodation options to select from, such as:

  • Cottage: 8 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £104 per night.
  • Hotel: 4 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £32 per night.
  • Cabin: 3 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £70 per night.

Can I stay in Helmsdale in a large group?

Holidays with your friends and loved ones can be oodles of fun, particularly when you're staying under the same roof in an awesome new place! If you're visiting with a big group, HomeAway can help you out. 4 cottage holiday rentals are ready to be booked. Presently, they're the leading option here for sizeable groups. If you're travelling in a big group, the holiday properties that are suitable for you include:

  • If yours is a crew of 6, we have 8 holiday rentals ideal for that size. Spend a night for as little as £77.
  • After a rental property for 8 guests? We have 3 that will be ideal. You can get one for as low as £95 per night.
  • Arranging a trip away with 10 guests? We have 3 rental properties that will be ideal. Prices begin at just £454 a night.

So don't worry! When you book with us you'll be able to bring your uncle, your grandpa and all your besties to Helmsdale.