Strathpeffer' Top 10

  1. Enjoy a relaxing trip on the West Highland Railway and take in some of the most spectacular scenery in Scotland.
  2. Take a trip to Loch Ness and try and catch a glimpse of Nessie. Loch Ness is the most famous loch in Scotland and the first mention of Nessie dates back to the 7th century, after St Columbus claimed that an "aquatic animal" attacked one of his monks.
  3. Wester Ross/ Ullapool is a small fishing village with excellent scenery - a perfect way to relax and explore the sandy beaches, whitewashed crofters cottages and shimmering islands.
  4. Take a trip to Knoydart, mainland Britain's most dramatic and unspoilt wilderness. Sample the real ale, generous bar meals and freshly caught seafood in Britain's most remote pub, the Forge.
  5. Visit the only city in the Highlands, Inverness and explore Inverness Castle, the Museums and Art Galleries. History enthusiast can visit the 18th century Fort George - a fort re-creating the life of a soldier over 200 years ago. 
  6. The Moray Firth dolphins is an enchanting sight and a must for visitors to the Highlands. The Highlands is only one of three areas of UK waters that support a resident population of dolphins.
  7. Cairngorms National Park - The Cairngorms boasts the most beautiful and natural landscapes and scenery in the UK. Take a picnic to the Park and you may see an array of wildlife, ranging from the red squirrel to the wildcat, the golden eagle to the pine martin.
  8. Culloden Battlefield - Take a step back in time and re-live the battle between Bonnie Prince Charlie and the troops of George 11 (1746), which lead to the rise of the Jacobite Rebellion.
  9. A must for chocoholics is Maya Chocolates in Strathpeffer, famous for its hot chocolate and freshly prepared chocolate treats.
  10. Visit Glencoe and take time to explore the Highlands whilst learning about the photography and history of the area, which attracts visitors from all over the world due to its turbulent past. If you prefer a more leisurely pace, you can take time to explore the local shops and admire the beautiful scenery.





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