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the market town

Welcome to Dingwall, the Market Town.  Dingwall is a town with a long and rich history dating back to beyond the times when it was a Norse settlement.  Sitting at the head of the Cromarty Firth, Dingwall was made a Royal Burgh in 1226 and the town and surrounding area is steeped in history, offering visitors the opportunity to enjoy many rich experiences when spending time in this outstanding part of the Scottish Highlands.  Dingwall is the county town of Ross-shire and has been a centre for trade, administration and justice since Norse times and to this day continues to be at the centre of county activity.   Served by excellent transport links and easy to reach by road, rail, bus or bike, there has never been a better time to come and visit.

Dingwall has the benefit of free parking and has ample parking space within easy reach of the High Street. The majority of the High Street is pedestrianised making the area an ideal place to enjoy a wide variety of shops.
Also enjoy the excellent range of cultural and leisure facilities on offer.  From the knowledgeable local staff at the town Museum through to a wide choice of speciality cafes and shops and easy access to outstanding countryside for hill walking and trails, Dingwall provides a great base from which to explore many interesting and varied attractions including world class golf courses, local distilleries and breathtaking mountain scenery.
Dingwall in the Norse language means “meeting place”, a name which even hundreds of years later is still very much apt to the spirit of the town. Dingwall has always been a great meeting place for people from all over the world and you can be assured of a warm and friendly welcome from the people of our unique town. Enjoy.

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