Strathpeffer, a pleasant tourist resort in the Highlands of Scotland

Strathpeffer, Ross & Cromarty 

This evening, I am focusing on the town of Strathpeffer in the Highlands of Scotland, a village which is situated  20 miles N.W. of Inverness, near the Cromarty Firth.

Video clip

Facts and information on Strathpeffer:-
  • Name is derived from P-Celtic (Welsh) and means ‘Vale of Radiant Stream’.
  • Despite relatively high altitude Strathpeffer is sheltered by nearby hills and benefits from a warm, dry micro-climate.
  • Nearby was fought two clan battles in the 15th century in which the Mackenzies emerged victorious:
    • Battle of Blar Na Pairce, 1486
    • Battle of Drumchatt, 1497.
  • Sulphurous springs were discovered in the 18th century the perceived health benefits of which were utilised in Victorian times to develop the town  into a Spa resort, aided by a railway connection.
  • As will be evident from the images herein, Strathpeffer retains much of its Victorian era architecture and ‘feel’.
  • Strathpeffer boasts numerous hotels and other accommodations, a golf course and vibrant music scene.
  • Tourism underpins the local economy.
  • Home to the Pictish era ‘Eagle Stone’ which dates to the 7th century.
  • Population is about 1500.
Overall, Strathpeffer impresses as being clean and prosperous in a stunning Highland setting with Ben Wyvis (3433 ft) in the background.

Ben Wyvis

Eagle Stone, Strathpeffer

Mackay’s Hotel, Strathpeffer

St Anne’s Church, Strathpeffer

Spa Pavilion, Strathpeffer


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