Parking AND DIRECTIONS
Dunrobin Castle, 50 miles north of Inverness on the main A9 road, and one mile north of Golspie, was inspired by Queen Victoria's new house at Balmoral, but it is much more elegant and the 'candle-snuffer' towers and wonderful formal gardens give it the feel of a French château. Inside is a wonderful selection of paintings, tapestries and furniture. The route to Dunrobin is through some spectacular scenery and birdwatchers will want to pause by the salt marshes at Loch Fleet. Brora, Helmsdale, beautiful Kildonan and the 'flow country' beckon from the north. Alternatively, the stoneage excavations at Lairg and the Falls of Shin, with salmon leaping impressively in late autumn, warrant this diversion on the way home.
Finally, not just a castle trip but a beautiful, fascinating and an important part of Scottish history. Let’s help you get here!
Dunrobin Castle is just off the main A9 road on the right, one mile north of Golspie, 50 miles north of the Highland capital, Inverness.
Travelling by road north from Inverness, take the A9 all the way through the Highland village of Golspie and look out for the prominent entrance to Dunrobin Castle on your right hand side.
Take the A/M80 north to Stirling, remembering to bypass the city and follow the signs for A9 Perth then Inverness cross over the Kessock Bridge and proceed as for Inverness above.
Take the M90 to Perth outskirts where you will follow the signs for and join the A9 north to Inverness. Proceed as above.