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Craig Phadrig, Inverness

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#10 of 11 in Historic Sites in Inverness
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Craig Phadrig (Scottish Gaelic: Creag Phàdraig, meaning Rock of Patrick) is a forested hill on the western edge of Inverness, Scotland. A hill fort on the summit is generally supposed to have been the base of the Pictish king Bridei mac Maelchon (ruled circa 550–584). The hill rises to 172 metres (564 ft) above sea level, and overlooks the Beauly Firth to the north and the mouth of the River Ness to the north-east. The hill is currently owned and managed by Forestry and Land Scotland.
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  • Start at the main car park and take the blue trail up to the hill fort. The trail is well marked and easy to follow. Some sections are slightly steep, but nothing too difficult. The hill fort is a... 
    Start at the main car park and take the blue trail up to the hill fort. The trail is well marked and easy to follow. Some sections are slightly steep, but nothing too difficult. The hill fort is a...  more »
  • There is a car park at the bottom or you could extend your walk and start in Inverness but it would be a bit of a climb. As other reviews state there are two trails you can follow which both take you....  more
    There is a car park at the bottom or you could extend your walk and start in Inverness but it would be a bit of a climb. As other reviews state there are two trails you can follow which both take you....  more »
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  • My favourite place to walk with the dog. You can do a 30 minute quick walk or you can lose yourself for hours. Amazing views, you can't go wrong. Love it here.
  • A short drive from the center of Inverness takes you to this lovely nature area. You can park for free near the entrance, which has some information about the routes you can take. I took the short one, around 2km with only a short sloped end, so that you can reach the top of the hill and have a beautiful view of Beauty Firth and the highlands across it. Super worth it!

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