Trafford Bank Guest House
Travel Blogs from Inverness
... where there were formerly cows... We're staying in the lovely Dornoch Castle Hotel...which was never really a castle, but the Bishop's Palace....no matter...the ensuite in our room is in fact in a turret....quite a challenge for a tiler, nae doot! Tonight the Dornoch Pipe Band plays in the square...if the rain holds off ....Duncan played in it when he was 13 or ...
Today we went to look at 'Royal Dornoch Golf Club' It was very impressive, I have never seen a golf course like it, I walked on the grass to take Matt's picture and I felt as though I shouldn't be walking on it, again it was a lovely little village, there are flowers everywhere in England & Scotland & Wales, the villages all have baskets of flowers hanging outside the shops and all along the High streets, it just looks lovely.
From there we ...
... The first real town stop was in Pitlochry, some really nice small houses and scenery, then we went to the Queens View, photos don't really do the scenery justice.
Inverness was a smaller city but it still had a small castle and good views, we spent the night there and then started our journey back.
On the way back we passed by ...
... The view from the train was beautiful; some of the mountains in the highlands remind me of Banff but I still hold that Banff is more majestic and the best place on earth. From the train, as we rode through the highlands, we saw highland cows and highland deer and sheep apparently just roam everywhere. Honestly it's so refreshing to be in complete wilderness with fresh mountain air. When we got to the ...
... salmon. Delicious!
The last stop of the day will be Urquhart Castle. This is a ruined castle right on Loch Ness. Very interesting history. After a visit through the visitor center we were able to walk through the ruins.
I know my descriptions of each place is pretty brief but wikipedia will give you better descriptions then I can. Just saying. Next stop will be Glasgow, Scotland where we will visit Edinburgh.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Trafford Bank Guest House Inverness
Trafford Bank is the place to stay!
If you are in the UK and you need a break from the bathroom size rooms and the closet size bathrooms, then Trafford Bank is the place to stay.
Not only are the rooms top quality, but also the hospitality and warmth from the management/owners are hard to beat anywhere in the world.
Trafford Bank is definitely on my list of places to revisit when I'm next in the area. Make your booking with confidence. Be careful, the beds are so comfortable they are hard to get out of especially with the soft duvet covers and great selection of free DVDs, which can be watched in the comfort of your room on flat screen plasma TVs!
It doesn't get much better than the Trafford Bank!!!
My wife and I stayed at the Trafford Bank along with my in-laws and we all agreed that it was one of the nicest and best run guesthouses anywhere. We had the Trafford and Floral suites and both rooms were exquisitely decorated, immaculate, and extremely comfortable. All the amenities of home are furnished and the host is super-friendly. The breakfast was outstanding and the overall décor of the guesthouse is beautiful. Prices were very resaonable. Good parking area and access to local hot spots! I only wish we had more time to spend there! Thank you Lorraine! October 18, 2003
The gold standard by which we will compare all other B and B's
It was our great good fortune to have booked in at the Trafford Bank.
The decor, the food and the amenities were over the top first class, with no comfort neglected. We walked into our room and wished we were staying our whole vacation there.
We travel a lot and we always try to stay at B&Bs. Recently, we stayed at Trafford House and decided against telling anyone how great it is, because it will become too famous and wont have room for us. So were not going to let anyone know about the spacious, beautifully decorated rooms (each with a TV, tea/coffee service, supply of sweets,.and a days-end decanter of port), or the pristine baths (with lotions, potions, terry cloth robes, and interesting soaps), or the hearty breakfasts served in an artistically astonishing dining room, or the comfy couches in the lounge. And were not going to tell anyone about the great location of Trafford House, near the center of Inverness, or the warm welcome we received, or the transportaton one rainy night provided by the proprietors dad, or the extra soaps and shortcakes tucked into our bags upon departure. Nope, its just going to be our little secret!
B&B as an art form!
This B&B is a masterpiece even if it weren't for the fact that the owner is an artist. The setting, the luxurious accommodations, the friendly service, the wonderful delicious home-cooked full breakfast, and the absolute attention to every detail make this a masterpiece. If you are in the Inverness area do not deny yourself this experience. It is worth twice the price.
I stayed at the Trafford Bank September 2003 and was greatly impressed.
The rooms are spacious and have all the comforts of home. The breakfast in the morning was scrumptious and the owner goes out oh her way to make sure you holiday is excellent. This was the best stay I have had in Inverness and one of the best stays I have had in Scotland in over 5 trips. I highly recommend the Trafford Bank to anyone who wants Luxury and the feeling of being home.
We travelled to Inverness with a recommndation from a friend saying we had to stay at this wonderful Guest House called Trafford Bank.
Another Happy Guest
We stayed at TraffordBank in May and could not have been happier.
Lorraine Freel the owner noticed that we were trying all of the Scottish items on the menu and even provided us with Scottish pastries to try. THE BEST oatmeal I've ever eaten! Great place to stay.
Great Breakfast Menu with excellent food. The fruits and the special porridge made with cream is a must try.
The Best B&B in Inverness
This bed and breakfast is by far the best we've visited in Europe. We've been 5 times in the last 4 years and Lorraine Freel really has her act together! The room was very large and bright and beautifully decorated, with a very comfortable bed. The breakfast was fantastic, cooked to order, fresh and delicious. The bed and breakfast is situated on a nice tree lined street about a 10 minute walk for the city center. Lorraine did everything to make us feel at home and we could not thank her enough! If you go to Inverness, this is where you want to stay!