Top Attractions in Strathpeffer, Ross-shire

Strathpeffer is a great area if you like to explore the Scottish Highlands. With its Victorian heritage and clan history, there are many attractions of historical significance in Strathpeffer and the surrounding area. Please see top attractions in the area.

Castle Leod

Currently the seat of the Chief of the Clan Mackenzie, Castle Leod is today owned by the Earl and Countess of Cromarty. It is a pre-15th century castle made of sandstone and described as one of the most beautiful, romantic and unspoilt castles in the Highlands.

Opening details: Set days, May to September 2:00pm to 5:30pm.

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Strathpeffer Pavilion

A stunning historical venue located in the village which holds events such as music, entertainment, weddings and conferences. It’s also a great meeting place for coffee and cake. The town is known as ‘The Highland Village of Music‘ hosting acts such as Deacon Blue and the Kaiser Chiefs.

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Museum of Childhood 

The Museum tells the story of childhood tales and crofters in the town area. There are toys and treasures from 200 years ago where you are encouraged to dress up and play with.

Opening details: April-Oct – Mon-Sat 10.00am-5.00pm

Admission details: Adult £2.50; Senior/Concession £2.00; Child £1.50; Family (2+4) £6.00

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Strathpeffer Pump Room 

The Pump Room recreates the days of the Strathpeffer Spa, to offer visitors an insight into an era when high society flocked to this picturesque Highland village for “the season”.  There are also gardens, an exhibition and a gift shop.

Opening details: Open most weeks please see website for details.

Low season - Tuesday to Saturday 10am – 5pm
June to Sep - 7 days - 10am – 5pm 

(Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday also open 7pm-9pm).             

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Urquhart Castle

Urquhart Castle is a 40 minutes drive away on the banks of Loch Ness beside the village of Drumnadrochit. This magical and historic castle is highly recommended offering scenic views over Loch Ness.

Opening details: April-Sep – Mon-Sun 9.30am-6.00pm, Oct – Mon-Sun 9.30am-5.30pm, Nov-Mar – Mon-Sun 9.30am-4.30pm

Admission details: Adults £7.50; Children £4.30

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Glen Ord Distillery

Sample the popular The Singleton of Glen Ord Whisky – unavailable anywhere else in the UK or Europe.          

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Dingwall Museum

Dingwall Museum presents many local artefacts and fascinating tales of human exploits which are unique to Dingwall within a landmark building, once the centre of local government.

Opening details: Mid-May – End Sep 10am-4.30pm

Admission: Free of charge

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Rogie Falls

The Rogie Falls are a group of waterfalls local on the Black Water. There is a series of walks which take you around the forest hills. There’s also a suspension bridge which makes a good viewpoint. The Falls are a 10 minute drive from Strathpeffer.

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