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- Luxury ensuite camping pods on a working croft
- Spectacular location overlooking Loch Shin and Ben More Assynt
- Communal firepit, wood for sale and disposable barbecues to buy
Loch Shin Wigwams in Shinness, Lairg has glamping accommodation in a spectacular location, overlooking Loch Shin in one direction and Ben More Assynt in the other. It's 90 miles from John O'Groats and 54 miles from Inverness.
Central to three coastlines, it's easy to reach the far north or Flow Country from here, with plenty of lochs for anglers and bens for hill walkers. The area is home to red deer, pine martens, golden eagles and the Scottish wildcat among other birds of prey and wildlife. The site is on a working croft, which breeds Cheviot sheep: in the springtime you may find lambs around, grazing nearby.
At certain times of the year, you might be able to see the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis). The site is also excellent for stargazing, as well as watching the spectacular sunrises and sunsets in the winter months. The summertime sees lovely long days with very short nights.
Firewood is available on site for use in the firepit (only wood purchased from the site to be used in the firepits, please). There are also disposable barbecues to purchase and campfire tripods to hire.
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Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Lake and/or mountain
Cycle hire nearby
Mountain biking nearby
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Tiny (1-10 pitches)
Tipis, yurts, or wigwams
- Coach stations
Clashmore (Highland): By pass Rd End Coach Stop — 18.3 miles
18.3 miles Golspie: Post Office Coach Stop — 18.5 miles
18.5 miles Dornoch: Cathedral Square Coach Stop — 20.2 miles
- Train stations
Lairg Rail Station — 5.2 miles
5.2 miles Invershin Rail Station — 10.5 miles
10.5 miles Culrain Rail Station — 10.8 miles
- Ferry ports
Invergordon Port Ferry Terminal — 28.7 miles
28.7 miles Ullapool Ferry Terminal — 29.3 miles
29.3 miles Ullapool Ferry Terminal — 29.3 miles
Inverness Airport — 39.5 miles
From Lairg: Once entering Lairg from Bonar Bridge on the A836, keep on the road through the Village with the Loch on the left. Continue through the village past the Spar shop, Pier Cafe and the Angling club. Just before the road turns to single track turn left (visit Shinness sign). Continue on the road across the river Tirry, then turn right sign posted Achnairn, Achfrish, Tirryside A836. We are the fourth property on the left hand side. You should see the Wigwam Holidays sign on the gate and the approach to the site.
Mountain bikers can explore the 'Big Burn' at Golspie, close to the campsite. Also at Golspie is the historic Dunrobin Castle,open in the summer months.
tSeveral distilleries are nearby for those wanting to sample some of the local whiskies: the famed Glenmorangie is at Tain, and the Balblair distiller (featured in The Angels' Share) is at Edderton.
The Falls of Shin are also nearby, to see salmon leaping up the waterfalls at certain times of the year. Invercassley near Rosehall is another pretty waterfall and walk to visit locally.
The area also has many woodland walks to take in the beautiful scenery, including Ferrycroft, Lairg Balblair Woods at Bonar Bridge, Raven's Rock Gorge at Rosehall, and Carbisdale Castle.
- Glenmorangie Distillery (21.9 miles)
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