The following list details B&Bs that are either in the most original highland settings or have the most unusual pieces of information about them.
10 Historical Quirk
Castle Stuart, Inverness, is noted for its connections with the Stuart family, since the 1600s. It is currently owned by Charles and Elizabeth. A rather pricey B&B, the experience can be enjoyed with a four course meal in the price. Of course, like a proper castle, it has its share of secret passages and doors. The turret room at the top of the east tower is said to be haunted.
9 A Ringing Welcome
A romantic honeymoon location, as the owners of the Old Church of Urquhart ring the bells of their B&B to acknowledge romantic occasions. This 19th-century former church has a 70ft-high tower and working bell. There are three bedrooms and two guest lounges and meals are served in the gallery, under the traditional church ceiling: an evening meal can be provided by arrangement. What better way to start your marriage and drive onto Inverness and venture into the heart of the highlands?
8 Dog Friendly in the Highlands
Carrmoor Guest House, Carrbridge, in the centre of the highlands, accepts visitors and their dogs. The two of you can romp through the Cairngorms National Park.
7 Stones and Views
Greenacre, Alness, a cosy and warm B&B is a mere ten minute walk from the Stittenham Stones. These stones offer amazing views over the incredible Cromarty Firth.
6 Loch Ness
Perhaps the visitors at Anderson Farmhouse, Loch Ness, have sighted Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster, but if you wish to try, then here’s a good place to start.
5 The Great Glen
The Great Glen runs about 100 kilometres in the highlands, and Lorien House B&B welcomes guests to enjoy a part of the geography.
4 Woodturning Times
Drynachen, Invergarry, offers woodturning lessons. At the back of the B&B cottage, a workshop sits and guests can come and learn about woodturning, make their own products or purchase some from the owner.
3 Record Breaking Fish
The Moorings, Tarbet, is a picturesque B&B not far from where a fisherman caught a record breaking 183 Ib fish.
2 The Loch that Looks Like Scotland
Loch Gary, Fort William, takes on the same shape as that of the country Scotland. Curlew Cottage’s visitors can enjoy the view.
1 The Pick-Your Own Egg Breakfast
Ashaig B&B, The Isle of Skye
A white bungalow sitting on the edge of the sea invites visitors to enjoy the sunsets and wonderful scenery. Climbing the Cuillin Mountains or hiking the area and relaxing are some of the must-dos in this part of the world. For breakfast, one can enjoy a full range of the Scottish, Special or Lighter breakfast. All of which can contain eggs, as they have free-range chickens enjoying the view and fresh air as well.
Have fun researching your next B&B in the Scottish highlands.