Places To Visit

Lots to see and do around Foxy’s Den

We have put together some ideas of places you might like to visit together with some activities. All are within reasonable travelling distance from Foxy’s Den and are included at the suggestion of guests who have enjoyed visiting these places. We welcome any other suggestions you might have!

The list is not exhaustive and we will be more than happy to advise you on other options while you are with us.

Glen Affric
Often described as the most beautiful glen in Scotland, Glen Affric contains the third largest area of ancient Caledonian pinewoods in Scotland, as well as lochs, moorland and mountains. The area is a Caledonian Forest Reserve, a National Scenic Area and a National Nature Reserve.
Dunrobin Castle & Gardens
Dunrobin Castle is the most northerly of Scotland's great houses and the largest in the Northern Highlands with 189 rooms. Dunrobin Castle is also one of Britain's oldest continuously inhabited houses dating back to the early 1300s, home to the Earls and later, the Dukes of Sutherland.
Culloden Battlefield & Visitor Centre
Battlefield and Visitor Centre dedicated to last battle fought on British soil which brought and end to the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745.
Walking
From leisurely waymarked forest walks to climbing Munros the local area has much to offer walkers of all levels. Thirteen 'local' Munros and the two highest mountains north of the Great Glen. Leaflets and printed guides available locally.
Fort George & Highlanders Museum
One of the most outstanding fortifications in Europe. It was built in the wake of the Battle of Culloden (1746) as a secure base for King George II’s army.
Heritage Sites
There are a number of local heritage sites around Strathglass such as Clachan Comar, Comar Wood Dun and the Chisholm Burial Ground. Local heritage association available to offer advice to visitors.
Jacobite Cruises
Book a Jacobite Cruise and spot the Loch Ness Monster! Well maybe not but you can still take in the scenery and learn about the history of the area as you cruise the Loch and Caledonian Canal
Dornoch
Sitting on the edge of the Dornoch Firth, the small historic town of Dornoch with its fantastic cathedral (where Madonna was married!) Excellent golf course and 'blue flag' beach.
Chanonry Point
The most popular place to see the Moray Firth dolphins issituated between Fortrose and Rosemarkie on the Black Isle. The main viewing area is on a shingle, stony beach behind the lighthouse which can be accessed by walking along the beach (tide permitting) or the path near the entrance to the car park.
Cycling
Strathglass offers a mountain biking experience to rival anywhere in the country. Quiet roads lead into Glens Affric, Cannich & Strathfarrar with a multitude of forest trails.
Glen Ord Distillery
On the outskirts of Muir of Ord, Glen Ord Distillery is one of the Highland's hidden treasures producing liquid gold all year round. Complete experience of visitor centre, tours and whisky shop.
Isle of Skye
The Isle of Skye connected to Scotland's northwest coast by bridge is known for its rugged landscapes, picturesque fishing villages and medieval castles. The island's peninsulas radiate from a mountainous hub dominated by the Cuillin, the rocky slopes of which provide some of the most dramatic mountain scenery in the country.
North Coast 500
The North Coast 500 offers a truly unique touring experience, letting the visitor discover the best the Highlands has to offer.
Loch Ness & Urquhart Castle
Loch Ness - much more than the monster. Centuries of history at Urquhart Castle, guided tours and visitor centre. Caledonian Canal locks and visitor centre at Fort Augustus.
Corrimony Cairn
Walk amongst a circle of standing stones and discover this ancient passage grave, dating back 4,000 years. The cairn is situated at Corrimony in Glenurquhart. Parking nearby.
Plodda Falls
Plodda Falls is a waterfall, situated 5 km south-west of the village of Tomich, near Glen Affric. The falls are 46 m high, and are on the Allt na Bodachan, near where it flows into the Abhainn Deabhag, which in turn joins with the River Affric to form the River Glass.
Highland Trekking
From the hamlet of Cougie trek through the parts of the Highlands not usually seen, stunning scenery and total isolation. Take home photographs of the scenery and wildlife that your friends who have been coming to Scotland for years will be envious of.
Loch Mullardoch Ferry
Looking to climb the more remote Glen Cannich and Glen Affric Munros? The ferry can drop you off/pick you up with starting times arranged to suit your plans whether being taken up the Loch or being picked up after completing your walk.
Dog Falls & Coire Loch
Dog Falls is a serious of rapids accessed via a waymarked walk and viewpoints. The walk can be extended to Coire Loch which is an internationally important site for dragonflies.
Affric Kintail Way
Long distance trail from Drumnadrochit to Morvich some 45 miles long. Newly built sections near Foxy's great for short walks and cycling.