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Jutta' s Bed & Breakfast

Bed and Breakfast in the northern Highlands.
All rooms ensuite.
All rooms with LCD-TV, DVD-Player, WIFI-Internet, Coffee/Tea-Tray and Seaviews.
Children are welcome.
Dogs are welcome.
200 metres to the beach.
We speak German & English.
We offer Gold-Panning-Courses at 'Kildonan' (8 miles from us) during the Summer-Months, where the biggest Scottish Gold-Rush took place in 1869.
The history:

'There is Gold in that hills' was the cry in 1868 when Robert Gilchrist discovered Gold at Kildonan.

Six month after that find of Gold at Kildonan, 600 prospectors had made the journey.

The railway went only as far as Golspie, 30 miles short of their destination.

Gold Fever driving them on, the last 30 Miles had to be travelled on foot.

Soon the 19th century Gold Rush had led a shanty town 'Baile an Or'

(Place Of Gold) on the Kildonan Burn!

In June 1869, a drought led to prospectors being able to plunder the riverbed gravel, and the price of Gold, which at its height had been 4.5oŁ an ounce, dropped to 3.5oŁ.

This, and coastal employment during the herring season, meant that by september

1869, the number of miners dropped back to a mere 50.

At midnight on 30th December 1869, all Gold-Licences expired by decree of the

Duke of Sutherland. It was all over.

The two year long Gold Rush had seen 12.oooŁ worth of Gold picked up from the rivers round the Helmsdale area.

We provide the full equipment and we guarantee a small find of GOLD!
There is also the possibility to do 'Salmon Fishing' at the Helmsdale River, for everybody who likes 'Fly-Fishing'!
The 'Helmsdale Beach' is a very famous 'Jurassic Beach'. Lots of Fossils can be found there.
And its a 'paradise' for every 'Geogolist'.

Contact Details

Address: Jutta's Bed & Breakfast
1 Portgower
United Kingdom
Telephone 0044-(0)1431-821116

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