Strathpeffer is a truly delightful spa town in Scotland, situated remotely in the Highlands to the north-west of Inverness. If you’re looking for a place to truly unwind, and to escape from the rush of modern life, then you’ll find that Strathpeffer offers plenty of charm in one of the most enjoyable and peaceful locations that the UK can offer. What it lacks in contemporary attractions, it more than makes up for with rustic, welcoming pubs and with beautiful scenery in every direction.
Yet don’t let the seemingly sedate and peaceful atmosphere completely fool you – Strathpeffer is known as the ‘Highland Village of Music’ for very good reason. The village’s pavilion has hosted a number of major international music acts and even in the coffee shops you’re likely to enjoy a fun performance from a local folk or country artist. The Strathpeffer and District Pipe Band play every week during the summer months, for something a touch more unique.
Strathpeffer doesn’t offer much in the way of excitement for young families, but if you want to bring the children then you will find enough to keep them entertained. All ages will love the Highland Museum of Childhood, situated in the Victorian Station, where guests can learn about life as a child over the past two centuries and can see the toys that children have enjoyed through the decades.
Outside Strathpeffer itself, you can enjoy the incredible countryside with many opportunities for walking, particularly if you enjoy hiking amongst the hills. The town is overlooked by Ben Wyvis - a towering mountain that offers exceptional views in every direction if you’re up to the challenge of the climb. Climbing Ben Wyvis will take a few hours, but the resulting landscapes are worth every single step.
Alternatively, pack your golf clubs and you are welcome to play one of the region’s many tricky golf courses. Strathpeffer Spa Golf Club is home to what many describe as the most scenic course in the whole of Scotland; quite the bold statement, but one that you may feel is justified once you’ve played a round.
Once you arrive at your Strathpeffer hotel you’ll be struck by the quiet atmosphere of the region, but scratch the surface and you’ll discover plenty of life and a range of things to see and do during your visit.