Strathpeffer & Dingwall
Strathpeffer, 5 miles inland, is the first settlement on the road from Dingwall to Ullapool. It became a popular spa town in the 1800s after the discovery of sulphurous springs. As a result it has a particularly rich legacy of attractive Victorian architecture. Sample the waters for yourself in the Pump Room.
Very comfortable detached 3 bedroom cottage in the heart of Strathconon, where a 'Glen for all seasons' was filmed. Fantastic scenic, secluded location with spectacular views. Ideal for a quiet getaway or for family holidays.
Self Catering in Strathpeffer & Dingwall
Dingwall, the county town of Ross and Cromarty, is a busy commercial and administrative centre. It has many fine red stone buildings and an interesting tollbooth that houses the museum. Take time to see the memorials to the author Neil Gunn and General Sir Hector MacDonald, as well as Dingwall and Tulloch Castles. Enjoy a stroll along the banks of the UK’s shortest canal.
Buy tickets to watch Scottish first division Ross County football team play at home. Take a guided tour of one of the nearby whisky distilleries. Or catch a train for a truly memorable day trip north to Wick and Thurso, or west to Kyle of Lochalsh.
The Strathpeffer area is surrounded by gentle, wooded hills, there are several lovely tracks for walking or cycling. Also, both the Pictish Eagle Stone and modern Touchstone Maze are well worth visiting.
Continuing further along the road, you come to the small, picturesque village of Contin. Follow the signposted forest path to the suspension bridge overlooking the beautiful Falls of Rogie.
Five more miles and you enter Garve, a tiny community overshadowed by nearby Ben Wyvis. Try the easy ascent to the summit or, alternatively, the delightful circular walk beside the river.
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