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The Ben Wyvis Hotel
“A homely place with comfy beds and has dog-friendly guest rooms. It boasts traditional Scottish hospitality.” - AA Inspector
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The Ben Wyvis Hotel is situated in idyllic woodland in the Victorian spa town of Strathpeffer in the shadow of its namesake mountain. It's a great base for exploring the Scottish Highlands. Guests arrive to the imposing façade of Ben Wyvis, yet indoors a warm and friendly welcome awaits them. It's a grand Victorian mansion full of character and charm and is complemented by the nature and adventure that sits on the doorstep. The hotel is surrounded by five acres of woodlands and landscaped mature gardens which are just as impressive as the building itself. Near to Inverness and Dingwall, Strathpeffer is home to a vibrant music scene and has been described as 'the Highland village of music'. There is also a wealth of activities in the area such as walking, golf, fishing and shooting, plus a wide choice of castles, gardens and whisky distilleries nearby for those looking for history and culture.
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About the area
Apart from the Orkneys and the Shetlands, Highland is Scotland’s northernmost county. Probably its most famous feature is the mysterious and evocative Loch Ness, allegedly home to an ancient monster that has embedded itself in the world’s modern mythology, and the region’s tourist industry. Monster or no, Loch Ness is beautiful and it contains more water than all the lakes and reservoirs in England and Wales put together. The loch is 24 miles long, one mile wide and 750 feet deep, making it one of the largest bodies of fresh water in Europe.
At the very tip of the Highlands is John o’ Groats, said to be named after a Dutchman, Jan de Groot, who lived here in the early 16th century and operated a ferry service across the stormy Pentland Firth to Orkney. In fact, the real northernmost point of the British mainland is Dunnet Head, whose great cliffs rise imposingly above the Pentland Firth some two miles further north than John o’ Groats.
The Isle of Skye is the largest and best known of the Inner Hebrides. Its name is Norse, meaning ‘isle of clouds’, and the southwestern part of the island has some of the heaviest rainfall on the whole of the British coast. Despite this, it’s the most visited of all the islands of the Inner Hebrides. It’s dominated from every view by the high peaks of the Cuillins, which were only conquered towards the end of the 19th century.
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