THINGS TO DO & SEE PAGE
Dunlichity is set within the heart of Strathnairn, an area that lies on both sides of the A9, with the River Nairn running through it. The local area offers plenty in the way of fantastic scenery, woodland walks, bird watching, a variety of wildlife and plants, and Clan history. Here are some examples of the many things you can do and see.
Dunlichity Church and Graveyard - About half a mile from Dunlichity House, Dunlichity Church is set on a very ancient site. It is believed that St Finan preached here. The present church dates from 1758, with repairs and extensions through to 1859. The walls are marked where arrows and swords were sharpened. Notable graves include the burial enclosures of the MacGillivrays and Shaws.
Brin Herb Garden and Nursery - About 3 miles from Dunlichity House, Brin Herb Garden & Nursery offers a wonderful variety of local plants for sale, and during the summer months visitors can enjoy the cafe and gardens.
Inverarnie Esker Trail - Choose from 3 colour-coded walks each of which cover an assortment of terrains (so sturdy boots may be a good idea). Choose from a stroll through peaceful woodlands or a walk along the crest of the hills for stunning views. Start Point on the B851 near Inverarnie. Distance: 4.5km, approx time 90mins.
Loch Ruthven Nature Reserve (RSPB) - Just off the B851 at Croachy, Loch Ruthven offers a variety of wildlife, birds, and plants for the nature enthusiasts.
Loch Ness • South Loch Ness • Inverness - The Highland capital is a vibrant city with plenty of shops, restaurants, pubs with Scottish music, cinemas, theatre, sports centre, swimming pool, ice rink, bowling alley, boat trips, and a wonderful indoor Victorian Market. Numerous events take place throughout the year including festivals and farmers’ markets, Highland Games, Great River Ness Raft Race, Rockness Festival, and many more.
Other interesting places to visit:
Within 30 minutes drive: Aviemore Ski & Outdoor Activity Centre • Culloden Battlefield and Clava Stones • Inverness City Centre (for Dolphin/Sea trips) • Tomatin Distillery
Within 30-60 minutes drive: Fort George • Cawdor Castle • Brodie Castle