"Wherever I wander, wherever I rove, the hills of the Highlands forever I love"
- Robert Burns
Ideally located, no part of the Scottish Highlands is off limits when staying at White Rose Tower.
We can be found 2 miles off the A9, at the start (or end) of the North Coast 500. Only 30 minutes North of Inverness, we make an ideal start to your Highland getaway or a great base camp to stay around a while and take your time to explore the North of the Highlands.
The Highlands is a unique and magical place, the diverse landscapes, rich heritage and welcoming people make it an unbeatable destination...
Glenmorangie Distillery www.glenmorangie.com
Take a tour of one of Scotlands most recognised Whisky distilleries and sample a wee dram. Glenmorangie have been crafting their single malt since 1843, when farmer William Matheson and his wife Anne followed their dreams and founded the Glenmorangie Distillery. The whisky makers have been dreaming up wondrous whiskies in the very same spot, ever since.
15 mins from WRT
Dunrobin Castle www.dunrobincastle.co.uk
Dunrobin Castle is the most northerly of Scotland's great houses and the largest in the Northern Highlands with 189 rooms. Dunrobin Castle is also one of Britain's oldest continuously inhabited houses dating back to the early 1300s, home to the Earls and later, the Dukes of Sutherland.
The Castle, which resembles a French château with its towering conical spires, has seen the architectural influences of Sir Charles Barry, who designed London’s Houses of Parliament, and Scotland’s own Sir Robert Lorimer. The Castle was used as a naval hospital during the First World War and as a boys’ boarding school from 1965 to 1972.
40 mins from WRT
Tarbet Ness Lighthouse www.easterrosspeninsula.com
Scotland's second tallest land based lighthouse. An excellent coastal circuit of the Tarbat Ness headland, passing a majestic lighthouse and linking two former fishing villages. There are good views throughout and the opportunity to spot seabirds, dolphins and seals.
This area is also known as the Tarbat Peninsula and is a great place for watching the sea, especially in late summer and autumn after north-easterly gales. Huge numbers of Gannets, Kittiwakes and auks, with smaller numbers of shearwaters and skuas, can be seen.
30 mins from WRT
Loch Glass and the Pink House
Loch Glass, north of Ben Wyvis, is situated in a rugged and untamed area of the Highlands but offers outstanding views without the need to climb the summit of the mountain itself. If you’re seeking uninterrupted solitude amid a backdrop of mountains and water, you won’t be disappointed.
The southern shore of Loch Glass presents some fabulous landscapes: the distinctive exterior of Culzie Lodge, also known as the Pink House, for example, invokes a sense of wonder in all weathers, but is amplified when its pink-painted walls contrast sharply with the snow-laden slopes of the mountain behind. From the loch, the often-unseen craggy face of Ben Wyvis is more formidable and dramatic than its western flank, which most visitors first catch glimpse of the mountain.
30 mins from WRT
Take the 2 mile ascent up to Fyrish monument to get the best panoramic views of Easter Ross and the Cromarty Firth. Be sure to take some binoculars with you as there is lots to see!
25 mins from WRT
Loch Ness & Urquhart Castle www.visitinvernesslochness.com
Home to one of the worlds greatest unanswered questions - what is in Loch Ness? Whatever you choose to believe or discover - at 23 miles long, deeper than the North Sea, with more water than all the lakes in England and Wales combined - Nessie isn't the only thing that's Monster about Loch Ness.
60 mins from WRT
Chanonry Point www.moraydolphins.co.uk
The most popular place to see dolphins is probably a good indicator of the best place to see them! That’s Chanonry Point between Fortrose and Rosemarkie on the Black Isle. This narrow peninsula is an ideal location with views across the Moray Firth to Fort George and with lots of fellow dolphin watchers you are unlikely to miss any sightings.
40 mins from WRT
Stac Pollaidh is one of the best known and most popular mountains in Scotland, often said to be the most rewarding in regards to the 360 views from the top. The Drive from White Rose Tower is equally spectacular and this day trip will show off the very best of the Northern Highlands all in one day.
100 mins from WRT