Tarbat Ness Lighthouse

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Take a ten mile drive from the Old Manse to Portmahomack and at the end of the Peninsula you will find the Tarbat Ness Lighthouse. It is bordered by the Moray and Dornoch Firths, if you are lucky you can see passing dolphins and the occasion whale.

The Lighthouse was build in 1830 by Robert Stevenson, is 174 feet in height and is Scotland's third tallest.

A circular walk can be taken by starting out from Portmahomack, along the coast to the lighthouse and then returning via the quiet lanes


We stayed here for one night at the end of our NC500 journey and I can't recommend it highly enough. From the moment we parked our car to the moment we left the next morning we were made to feel at home. We were met with a cup of tea and a chat in the garden on arrival and our host, Neil and Linda, frequently made sure that we were comfortable and had everything that we needed. They were attentive, friendly and more than accommodating and seemed like just genuinely nice people too. The room was lovely and spacious with a comfy bed and a well stocked tea tray with fresh milk on request. The guest lounge was a great place to relax and there were plenty of spaces to sit in the lovely garden when the weather is nice. Breakfast was delicious with great cakes made by the lovely Linda. The whole place felt like a luxury and yet felt like home. Thank you for a great stay
Katherine, Dundee - August 2019
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