Places to Visit

Birch Cottage Bed & Breakfast is situated in the pretty Scottish Village of Garve in Ross-Shire. Garve is a great base from which to tour the Highlands with both the very beautiful west and east coasts just a short drive away.

Ben Wyvis is our nearest Munro (which you can see from Birch Cottage) if you fancy ‘bagging a Munro.’ Or if you would prefer a gentler walk then there are also many of these to choose from, a lovely one being on our doorstep (Little Garve) which takes you gently either side of the Blackwater. Rogie Falls are only a 10-minute drive away, where you may be lucky enough to see salmon battering their way upstream. We are conveniently located on the famous NC500 touring route (A835) Inverness to Ullapool road with stunning scenery to behold all year round.

There are many fascinating places to visit such as Ullapool which is the gateway to the Hebrides, Applecross, The Kyle of lochalsh which is the gateway to Skye (which you can jump on a train at Garve station on the famous “Kyle Line” and see the stunning views to the Kyle of lochalsh), Loch Ness & the Great Glen, Glen Affric, Culloden, Fort George, the Black Isle to name but a few.

We have many golden sandy beaches, gardens such as Inverewe, Attadale and Kylesku. Distilleries including Glen Morangie, Dalmore, Glen Wyivs, Glen Ord, the Black Isle Brewery, and the Moniack Winery.

There are several Castles to visit within a short driving distance- Inverness castle, Cawdor, Brodie, Urquhart (see Nessie), Leod and Dunrobin, and also many museums to enjoy.

The pretty Victorian spa village of Strathpether is only 5 miles away, where you can visit the old pump room, and the Victorian museum of childhood.

There is much wildlife to see on your tour, stags and hinds are easy to spot, dolphins can be seen at Cromarty beach, and for the keen eye many birds of prey can also be seen.



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Places to Visit


Contact & Map

Contact Details

Birch Cottage

7 Station Road


IV23 2PS

Ross & Cromarty

Tel : 01997 414237

Mob : 07562 359067