Strathpeffer - Victorian at its heart


When you think of Victorian architecture, your mind might not naturally fall to the little village of Strathpeffer in the Scottish Highlands. However, this spa town offers some beautiful examples of the era. This is because it was once a centre for health thanks to the discovery of sulphurous springs in the 18th century. With its rich history and stunning location, Strathpeffer is a wonderful gem not far from the Kingsmills Hotel.

Castle Leod in Strathpeffer

Highland Museum of Childhood

Take a step back in time and see how the children of yesterday lived and played. This can be done at the wonderful Highland Museum of Childhood. This great collection is housed in Strathpeffer and is a fun attraction suitable for children and adults alike. There are books, dolls and costumes from decades past all housed in a quaint old train station.

Strathpeffer Highland Gathering

Every August at Castle Leod the Strathpeffer Highland Gathering kicks off. It is one of the longest established Highland games in Scotland. With pipe bands, caber tossing, hammer throwing, athletics, grass track cycling and many food & craft stalls, it’s a fantastic family day out.

Strathpeffer Spa Golf Club

Established in 1888, the Strathpeffer Spa Golf Club offers an 18-hole golf course which visitors are warmly invited to play. Breathtaking views surround the course form every angle. The opening hole even features the longest drop from tee to green of any course in Scotland. Booking in advance to play on the Strathpeffer Spa Golf Club is highly recommended.

Stay with Kingsmills

Strathpeffer is a beautiful 30-minute drive north from the Kingsmills Hotel, making us a great central hotel to stay when you visit the Highlands. Explore many other towns and villages before returning to one of our luxurious and comfortable rooms. We are both family-friendly and dog-friendly. So, book a stay with us and explore all the fantastic things to do in Inverness and the Highlands. Please contact us if you need any further help or information.

Day tripping near Inverness

After a day of exploring our local towns and villages, head back to our hotel to put your feet up. Enjoy a delicious Scottish meal in one of our restaurants and then sample one of our most famous exports in our Whisky Bar. Get in touch below for more information.

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