Visit Dingwall and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Dingwall, Highland, derived its name from “thing”, the Norse word for parliament. The town once had a royal castle, and was a stronghold of the earls of Ross until their downfall in 1476. According to some claims, it was created a royal burgh in 1226. Dingwall now consists of one long street, from which the main road to the North branches off in the middle, the rest of the traffic going to Strathpeffer and the West. The tolbooth dates from 1730, and has in front of it the shaft of the old mercat cross and an iron yett from the old town gaol. Near the church at the North side of the town is an obelisk in memory of George, 1st Earl of Cromartie (1630—1714). The tower on the hill South of the town, put up in 1907, commemorates the birth of General Sir Hector Macdonald, “Fighting Mac” (1853—1903). The inhabitants and civic authorities are to be praised for recalling in stone the qualities of this Scottish soldier who met such a tragic end.
Dingwall is a good centre for touring the North and West.
Nearby cities: Inverness
Nearby towns: Alness, Beauly
Nearby villages: Avoch, Conon Bridge, Evanton, Invergordon, Muir of Ord, Strathpeffer
Have you decided to visit Dingwall or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Dingwall bed and breakfast (a Dingwall B&B or Dingwall b and b)
- a Dingwall guesthouse
- a Dingwall hotel (or motel)
- a Dingwall self-catering establishment, or
- other Dingwall accommodation