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Places to visit

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...


Unwind, breath deeply, embrace the wild 

"Wherever I wander, wherever I rove, the hills of the Highlands forever I love"

- Robert Burns

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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 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

Prickly Thistle is an industry-disrupting, sustainable tartan design and manufacturing business. Their independent mill houses antique heritage looms. Unique designs are exported globally from here, a bespoke service where individuals and businesses can co-author authentic tartan designs. Prickly Thistle warmly welcomes visitors to the tartan mill through the digital booking system on their website.

20 mins from WRT

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At Tollie Red Kites near Dingwall, a partnership between RSPB Scotland and the Brahan Estate, you can watch our most graceful bird of prey up close and enjoy stunning views across Easter Ross to Ben Wyvis, a munro at 1046 metres. Food is put out daily by a team of local volunteers and there are excellent viewing areas, both inside and outside, so you can witness the spectacle of the Red Kites diving and swooping down to feed. Feeding time is 2.30pm in summer (BST) and 1.30pm in winter (GMT).

 

35 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

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Liquid Footprints is a wee, family-run business providing adventure activities in the Highlands of Scotland on the NC500. They offer canoeing, sea kayaking, mountain guiding, gorge scrambling and family experiences. The perfect way to explore the Highlands of Scotland.

25 mins from WRT

Falls of Shin

The Falls of Shin warterfall and visitor centre is famous for being one of the best places in Scotland to view salmon leaping upstream located near the villages of Bonar Bridge and Lairg.

45 mins from WRT

At EcoVentures they  are focused on providing all their customers with a truly memorable “wildlife encounter”.  Voted Best Visitor Attraction in the Highlands and Islands in 2016. See the world's most northerly population of Bottlenose Dolphins!

40 mins from WRT

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Hire a Mountain bike from Highland Bikes in Inverness and get off road to explore the Highlands.

35 mins from WRT

World class, organic, craft beers on the Black Isle with daily brewery tours available.

30 mins from WRT

Voted Scotland's best high street in 2018 and with 98% independent shops, Alness offers good local shopping and a friendly welcome.

60 mins from WRT

Luxury gift shop located inside an old 19th century Jail selling clothing, accessories, arts and gifts. A must visit.

 

25 mins from WRT

Traditional real ale bar and restaurant with a lovely beer garden over looking Inverness castle

40 mins from WRT

Our favourite bar and restaurant! A handsome wood-clad bar and restaurant, open all day. Platform 1864 was originally the town’s train station building but was converted into a bistro back in 2015 

15 mins from WRT