Scotland Strathpeffer a Favourite Spa Town
One of my favourite little villages in Scotland is Strathpeffer in Ross and Cromarty. It has everything peaceful and enjoyable (and healthy!) that anyone could wish for. (If you want excitement you have to go to Glasgow or Edinburgh!) If you want a weekend away from city life this is the place to come.
This is what Strathpeffer looked like in Victorian times. The Pavilion dates from 1880
It first became really popular in Victorian times when sulphur springs were discovered here. The railway to Dingwall brought more people and it then really took off as a Highland resort. It is one of those little towns that if viewed on a picture postcard you would say it was too perfect, but it really does look like that.
As well as its rustic charm and spa, Strathpeffer boasts a very scenic golf course which from tee to green has the longest drop of any course in Britain. This is the view from the 10th tee..isn't it delightful?
There are always traces of Scotland's ancient past to be found all over the country, and Strathpeffer is no exception. There is a Pictish stone, still standing almost unscathed after thousands of years..sort of awe inspiring really..
This is "The Eagle Stone"
The other interesting place to visit is the Highland Museum of Childhood, housed in the Old Railway Station
This collection comprises about 4 Dolls’ houses, 225 dolls’ house furniture items and 85 toys and games from
early Victorian board games to clay marbles, skipping ropes, and puppets. This is something to please the children of all ages!
There are plenty of bed and breakfasts and guest houses round and about Strathpeffer so you'll be able to find somewhere to stay quite easily. Also every Saturday from the end of May to September you will find Highland dancers and the District Pipe Band in the town square.
I cannot think of a better way to spend a Saturday!
This is a map to help you find Strathpeffer.
It is just above Inverness
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