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Our B&B in Culrain is about 19 miles from Tain. We are also connected to Tain via bus and train.

Tain sits at the north west end of the Fearn Peninsula and looks across the Outer Dornoch Firth towards Dornoch and the hills above Golspie, Brora and Helmsdale.

Tain is an historic pilgrimage town and a traditional area for silversmithing. There is a museum and exhibition which is well worth visiting, incorporating an historic church dedicated to St Duthac, an early medieval saint who was born in Tain. There is also a golf course, one of a number of fine golf courses in the area, a pottery, a health spa and an fairly easy walk to Pulpit Rock on Tain Hill with fine views.

There is a railway station in Tain and it is the main town for connecting buses to Easter Ross and Inverness, as well as the north east coast.

Tain Through Time exhibition

Tain Through Time exhibition entrance

Tain railway station

Tain railway station

The Collegiate Church of St Duthac, Tain

The historic Collegiate Church of St Duthac



Winter view across the Dornoch Firth from the High Street in Tain looking towards the hills above Brora and Helmsdale - slightly zoomed in, but the hills do make a fine backdrop to the High Street.

Winter view across the Dornoch Firth from the High Street in Tain
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Pictish Trail | Shandwick Stone | Edderton Stones | Golf | Sandy Beaches | Cycling |
Culrain Walks | Culrain Burn Walk | Carbisdale Woods Walk | Balblair Woods Walk
Gearrchoille Woodland Walk | Kincardine Burn Walk | Badvoon Forest Walk | Raven's Rock Gorge Walk | Black Rock Gorge Walk
Glen Alladale Walk | Gleann Mor Walk | Glencalvie Walk | Strath Cuilleannach Walk | Glen Einig Walk
Loch Migdale Walk | Achue Walk | Tain Hill Walk | Scotsburn Walk | Fyrish Walk | Strath Rusdale
Carron Falls | Eas Carron Falls | Cassley Falls | Shin Falls | Allt Loch Ruagaidh Falls | Oykel Falls | Enarg Falls
Struie Road | Oykel Bridge | Glen Oykel | Oykel to Ledmore | Meikle Ferry | Loch Fleet NNR | Seals & Dolphins
Loch Brora | Loch Shin | Loch a'Ghriama | Loch Morie | Glen Oykel | Amat Forest Area