Fearn, Highland

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Fearn Abbey 20090615 from south east.jpg
Fearn Abbey
Fearn is located in Ross and Cromarty
Location within the Ross and Cromarty area
OS grid referenceNH837769
Council area
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townTain
Postcode districtIV20 1
EU ParliamentScotland
List of places
57°46′16″N 3°57′14″W / 57.771°N 3.954°W / 57.771; -3.954Coordinates: 57°46′16″N 3°57′14″W / 57.771°N 3.954°W / 57.771; -3.954

Fearn (Scottish Gaelic: Manachainn Rois) is a hamlet, situated 1 mile (1.6 km) south of Loch Eye and 2 miles (3.2 km) northwest of Balintore, in eastern Ross-shire, Scottish Highlands[1][2][3] and is in the Scottish council area of Highland. The buildings in the hamlet are mostly cottages with walls constructed of boulders and clay.[3]

Fearn Abbey was erected in the hamlet in 1238, and rebuilt in 1771 after its roof collapsed in 1742.[3]

The larger village of Hill of Fearn lies directly northeast of the hamlet.

The former RNAS Fearn (HMS Owl) is to the south of the hamlet.


  1. ^ "Fearn". The Gazetteer for Scotland. School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh and The Royal Scottish Geographical Society. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  2. ^ Microsoft; Nokia (26 February 2017). "Fearn" (Map). Bing Maps. Microsoft. Retrieved 26 February 2017.
  3. ^ a b c Munro, David M. (2006). Scotland : an encyclopedia of places & landscapes. Gittings, B. M. (Bruce M.), Royal Scottish Geographical Society. Glasgow: Collins. ISBN 9780004724669. OCLC 225152110.