Places to see, things to do

Gask House Farm Cottages are situated on the outskirts of Farr close to Inverness and surrounded by natural beauty. Outdoor activities for people of all ages and interests are accessible right outside your door.

 

Ideally situated for golfing, walking, winter sport breaks not to mention the chance to see Loch Ness, castles, distilleries and enjoy all the culture of the Highlands.

 

Places to see, things to do around Gask House Farm Cottages

 

If you have an hour:
Walk up to the Gask Cairn and Clach an Airm (Gaelic for the ‘Sharpening Stone’) both believed to be meeting points of the Jacobites.
Visit the Clava Cairns near Culloden.
Drive via Loch Duntelchaig (Loch of the Snails in Gaelic) and Loch Ashie and view Loch Ness from the top – what a drive – what a view!

 

If you have a half day:
Walk the Eskers at Littlemill on the road to the A9
Visit Culloden Battlefield – the last hand to hand battle fought on British soil, visit Fort George built to fortify the Highlands after Culloden
Visit Urquhart Castle and Loch Ness
Climb Stac Gorm and visit Loch Ruthven RSPB reserve
Walk along the Dores pebble beach and have lunch at the Dores Inn – booking recommended.

 

If you have a full day:
Visit the North Highlands including Dunrobin Castle at Golspie – home of the Sutherlands
Follow on with a visit to the most northerly point of the mainland Dunnet Head, John o’Groats and the Castle and Gardens of Mey – the late Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother’s home in the far North.
Travel over to Ullapool and grab fish and chips watching the ferries, stop at Corrieshalloch Gorge on your way.
Go over to Gairloch, stop at Rogie Falls on the way and visit Inverewe Garden. Why not take a boat trip from the harbour and see some porpoises, seals and Basking sharks.
In the Winter months enjoy a day’s skiing up the Cairngorm or take the funicular railway or a walk up it in the Summer.

 

For families:
Whin Park, Inverness – from Easter and throughout the summer there is a sit on train running that the kids just love plus lots of climbing frames and slides. Also boats for hire on the small boating lake. Watch out for the seagulls though.
Nairn – enjoy the sandy beach, crazy golf and play area, good fish and chips in the town. Holidays like you remember as a child!
Landmark Adventure Park
Highland Wild life Park
Dingwall Auction Mart on Sale Day
If it’s wet Playzone at Inshes will provide great entertainment and a coffee for the adults. Also has free WiFi.

 

Best Beaches:
Nearer to home Nairn and Rosemarkie. If you’re happy to drive further Sinclair Bay, Balnakiel, Sandwood Bay, Gairloch and many more.

 

Wildlife:
Dolphins at Chanonry Point – check tide details as the best time is 2 hours after low tide
Squirrels and deer – walk from the house into Tomfat Woods and you probably will see them if you’re quiet
Seals by The Storehouse up the A9 just over the Cromarty Firth
Terns, herons, kittiwakes, Oyster catchers etc readily seen throughout the Highlands.

 

Walks:
The Eskers from Littlemill Car Park
Stac Gorm
Loch Bunachton – from the cottages
Gask Cairn - from the house

 

Activities:
Fishing – Dunlichity Trout Farm or why not try Spey casting with our local instructor Ewen M Robertson - contact 07752 850304


Golf – Fairways, Carrbridge, Torvaen Golf courses or Castle Stuart, Brora, Tain, Golspie , Royal Dornoch and Nairn for the more ambitious. Why not invest in a Dornoch Firth Golf Pass which provides excellent value.


Paintball with Tazball


Ecoventures Dolphin cruises from Cromarty

 

Clay pigeon shooting at Bogbain Farm

 


 



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