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Strathpeffer Hotels and Guest Houses

The Highland Hotel
Strathpeffer, Strathpeffer, IV14 9AN
   +44 (0)1997 421457
Single from: £45.00
Double from: £45.00
per room per night
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Ben Wyvis Hotel
Strathpeffer, Strathpeffer, IV14 9DN
   +44 (0)1997 421323
Single from: £63.00
per room per night
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The beautiful burg of Strathpeffer is just one of the many gorgeous and fascinating parts of the famed Highlands in Scotland. With so many incredible sights, it can sometimes be difficult for one town to distinguish itself from another within this esteemed area. After all, when the entire region is home to some of the most breathtaking scenery in the entire world, place names can understandably be jumbled here and there. At any rate, Strathpeffer manages to set itself apart from the rather glorious pack by being filled to the brim not only with beautiful features but for a rich history as well.

For one, Strathpeffer has been the site of many legendary battles throughout Scotland's past. This is due to the fact that many lush hills can be seen all around the town and they flatten out into fields that offer strategic advantages in many ways. Blar Nan Ceann, or the battlefield of the heads, can be found right within town and it was once the site of an epic clash between the MacDonells of GlenGarry and the MacKenzies of Seaforth. In those days most of Scotland was divvied up among powerful clans who often struggled against one another for dominance of a particular swath of land. It was the MacKenzies who would arise as the victors during this particular fight but it wasn't until after much blood had been shed on both sides. Visitors to Strathpeffer can still walk among the soil that soaked up the blood so many years ago and can even get a picture taken next to the ancient Tobar a'Chinn, or Well of the Head. This well played quite a part in the victory of the MacKenzies as it gave the clan the much needed water necessary for staging epic fights.

In 1486 the MacKenzies found themselves embroiled in yet another battle in Strathpeffer. This time it was the famed Battle of Blar Na Pairce. It wasn't the MacDonells, this time, but in fact the MacDonalds who had a problem with the MacKenzies and a might skirmish erupt on the banks of Loch Kinellan. Once again the MacKenzies arose victorious but once again it required quite a lot of deaths for the victory to ensue. Eventually Strathpeffer fell under British control and became a good, safe place to live in or visit. During the Victorian Era Strathpeffer saw a rise in income as its local spas became sought after by wealthy aristocrats. In those days any town with a natural spring was thought to have incredible healing powers and we can thank them for turning Strathpeffer into the resort town that it is today. Since then Strathpeffer has been a much desired tourist town and even today the town is visited on a regular basis by thousands every day. Whether you wish to visit Strathpeffer because of the fascinating history or the gorgeous appearance is up to you. At any rate, you can be sure that your visit will exceed your wildest dreams and endow you with a sense of the majestic.

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