Aite Cruinnichidh Hostel

1 Achluachrach, By Roy Bridge, Inverness, PH31 4AW, United Kingdom
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Caravan Tourist

by dancingchappy

Thank you Uncle Andrew for your very helpful advice, my wife and I plan to tour Scotland in September for the very first time, to celebrate our Golden Wedding Anniversary,we intend to visit Culloden and stay at the Caravan Club site there, then travel South from Inverness to the Isle of Skye, is the route given, B582, to Fort Augustus suitable for Car and Caravan outfit, your help would be very much appreciated, and may save me some embarrassing many thanks.
A Chapman

Re: Caravan Tourist

by lichtie

Are you sure about your route? Under the UK road numbering system, the B582 will be in Zone 5, which is North/East of the A5, west of the A6. At a guess, it will be somewhere near Liverpool.

Your quickest route from Culloden to the Skye Bridge is A96, A9, A82, A887, A87 (but you can miss out the shortcut via the A887 if you want to visit Fort Augustus - stay on the A82 until Fort Augustus & pick up the A87 there.

All these roads are suitable for a car/caravan combo

You can get a detailed route from

Re: Caravan Tourist

by Adelle123

As above, I've never heard of the B852, however most routes between Inverness and Skye are ok for caravans. Which ever route you choose, PLEASE PLEASE pull over and let cars pass. Remember that at the back of any queue you cause could be an ambulance. Enjoy :)

Travel Tips for Inverness

Daytrip: Loch Ness

by Redang

* Loch Ness:
It lies along the Great Glen fault line a deep geological rift between Inverness and Fort William, dividing the north east highlands with the south west. Loch Ness is about 40 kms. long, up to 250m deep and is known the legend of the monster

* Unquhart Castle:
Overlooking Loch Ness. Urquhart is one of the largest castles in Scotland, with a long and colourful history, built in the 1.230s and seized by the English in 1.296.

* How to get there:
From Invernes, take road A 82 that goes along the west shore of Loch Ness. Halfway, you will find Urquhart Castle.

* Some websites:
For Loch Ness:

For Unquhart Castle:

Urquhart Castle

by Kaspian

Urquhart Castle (pronounced "urkurt") sits majestically on the rocky banks of Loch Ness along the A82 Highway, 2 miles from the town of Drumnadrochit (near Inverness). The castle is one of the largest in Scotland and the third most visited. (It's probably the most photographed of all of them!)
The actual date of construction is unknown. Although written records date a castle on this site since the early 13th Century, there evidence of a fort being on this site as long ago as the Iron Age.
The castle later came under the command of the famous Robert the Bruce during the Scots' battles for independence in the 14th Century. Yep, that was alongside William Wallace "Braveheart".
The castle fell into disrepair during the 1600s and the people of Glen used some of the stones to build their houses. English supporters (three companies of Grant Highlanders) used the castle to successfully fend of an army of attackers in 1690 during the Jacobite uprising. The soldiers eventually abandoned the fortress but blew up parts of it before they left, preventing any future use as a stronghold by the Jacobites. The wind has been blamed for falling over some of the remaining walls and only one of the towers remains. But what a splendid tower it is!
What a breathtaking place to spend a day! There are interpretive displays and presentations in the Tourist Information Centre that document the extensive history of the castle. There's also a large gift shop, and a great cafeteria. Admission was £6 for an adult, less than half that for a child.

The capital of the Highlands

by s131313


A cold northern climate promotes many evergreens and low-lying plants. A very sparce landscape, yet very beautiful. We travelled to Alaska last summer and the landscape here was remarkable similar to that in the Yukon. Many mountains and valleys, that were all very green.


We evidently got very lucky as the weather cooperated the time we were there. Although overcast much the time, we did not get much rain and nothing that interfered with our trip. Cool most the time, which was a welcome break from the hot and humid of Virginia.


Throughout Scotland, the people were absolutely wonderful. From the B&B hosts we stayed with to the rental car people, everyone seemed really interested in answering questions and helping if they could. A wonderful sense of humor and genuine love of their city.


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