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Visitor information for Glen Strathfarrar which is situated situated near Loch Ness it is named from the River Farrar, which runs through the glen, and which derives from the Pictish var, and was known to the Romans as Varrar. There is ample hospitality and holiday accommodation on offer in the area including several hotels.

The River Farrar flows through Strathfarrar from the West to join the River Glass at Struy, Just downstream from Struy is Erchless Castle, dating from the 16th cent. It was the seat of the chiefs of the Clan Chisholm, but is no longer owned by them

  • Glen Strathfarrar Geolocation Latitude 57.4122°N, Longitude -4.8285°W
  • Postcode IV4 7JT
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Strathfarrar cycling its virtually traffic free the road starts north of the bridge at Struy. Less than a mile up this road is a car park just before the gate that restricts vehicle access to the estate road up the glen.

Access is however always available to walkers and cyclists,

From the gate the road runs for 14 miles to the end of Loch Monar

Strathfarrar is part of the Affric, Farrar, and Beauly hydro-electric scheme. The main dam is at Loch Monar west of Struy, where an arch-type dam is used.

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