- Fearn Latitude: 57.778100 Longitude: -3.993730
- Fearn Postcode IV20
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The village of Fearn, is 3 miles off the main A9 just south of the Royal Burgh of Tain, with magnificent views over the countryside towards Nigg and the Seaboard villages of Hilton, Balintore and Shandwick.
Here you can find accommodation to suite all pockets from Bed and Breakfast, hotel's, and self capturing. The Fearn Peninsula has a remarkably dry climate, with one of the lowest annual rainfall levels in Britain! There is a network of flat and gently undulating roads, making it an ideal area for cycling. Because of the flat land here you will find the surrounding area is an ideal location for some of the best golf courses in Scotland there is a railway station at Fearn it is a single track line linking the surrounding villages to Inverness with an airport and interconnecting railway, bus, and coach station.
Fearn Abbey is known as "The Lamp of the North" it has origins in one of Scotland's oldest pre-Reformation church buildings, the abbey was founded by Farquhar the first Earl of Edderton in 1221, it had a nave, choir, a lady chapel and two transept-al chapels completed in 1545, the abbot Patrick Hamilton became the first Scottish martyr of the reformation when he was burned at ST Andrews in 1528.
After the reformation the Abbey was used as a parish church, in 1742 the roof fell in and killed 44 parishioners. To day part of the Church of Scotland and located to the south-east of Tain, Ross-shire, it continues to be an active parish church. The castle of Lochslin is about three miles north east of the village it is now a ruin but was once home to the Mackenzie family of Roeshaugh, George Mackenzie was Lord advocate of Scotland, He was regarded as the father of modern Scottish law and the founder of the Advocates Library in Edinburgh today the National Library of Scotland.