Inver Caravan Park
Listed with the Camping and Caravan Club, Inver Caravan Park is a small, friendly touring park. The park is an STB 4-Star park adjacent to the A9 just north of Dunbeath, Caithness, Scotland.
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The site is licensed for 15 pitches. There are 10 hard standing pitches, 2 of which are fully serviced and plenty of smooth grass for tents and for those with caravans who like to park on grass. The site is sheltered by some surrounding trees. There are 14 electric hook-ups, mains water, recycling facilities and a dump station for the disposal of grey water and chemical toilet disposal.
The facilities were recently upgraded. There are now three private unisex shower rooms with power showers, and one bathroom with shower over the bath. All have heated floors and the shower rooms have automatic hand driers. There is one equipped for disabled guests. There is a hairdryer and shaver point available for all.
There is an extra unisex toilet that is not located in a shower room. There is also a washing machine and a line on which to hang your clothes. There are pulleys in the boiler room so washing is guaranteed to dry overnight. There are dishwashing sinks inside the new building.
Inver Caravan Park now has two fully equipped caravans for hire - one is a 8-berth and the other a 4-berth. From the northwest- facing lounge area are excellent views towards the local mountain 'Scaraben'. There are designated parking places adjacent to the caravans.
Inver Park House offers Bed and Breakfast and has been awarded 4-star grading by the Scottish Tourist Board. There are three large, comfortable en-suite rooms. The rate is £40 pppn with a modest single-occupancy supplements of double rooms. Walkers and cyclists receive 10% discount. If the prospect of a soggy tent is unappealing you can treat yourself to a night in the house.
There is a pub/restaurant 400 yards down the road, not ours, but easy walking distance and excellent.
OUT AND ABOUT
Caithness has often been described as "The Lowlands beyond the Highlands". "Spectacular" is the best description of the coastline where high craggy cliffs alternate with peaceful harbours. Along the coast are a number of heritage centres which tell the story of these northlands, of the local clans and of the Viking influence.
Dunbeath Heritage Centre portrays early settlers, crofting, fishing and the life of writer Neil Gunn. Laidhay Croft Museum brings the farming past to life, while, further north, clan history is portrayed in the Clan Gunn Museum by Latheron.
A variety of early archaeological sites, particularly between Latheron and Wick, include excellent examples such as the Grey Cairns of Camster.
Wick and Thurso are the two main centres of the area, both with a good selection of High Street shops. There's also Wick Heritage Museum, telling the story of this 19th-century herring "boom town".
For examples of two contrasting lifestyles, you can also visit the Castle of Mey, Caithness home of the late Queen Mother, or, alternatively, Mary-Ann's Cottage, showing how successive generations of a crofting family lived and worked.
The coast between Wick and Thurso is spectacular and includes, near John O' Groats, the Duncansby Stacks, as well as Dunnet Head, the most northerly point on the British mainland. All of which provide stunning views of the Orkney Islands.
The county also offers plenty outdoor activities. Water sports and sea angling, hill walking, bird watching, boat charter, wildlife cruises, golf, fishing are just some of the activities on offer here. Caithness really is a spectacular county with a special atmosphere of its own.
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Inver Caravan Park
Inver Caravan Park