Knockfarrel

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Knockfarrel
Knockfarrel is located in Highland
Knockfarrel
Knockfarrel
Knockfarrel shown within the Highland council area
OS grid reference NH510581
Council area
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Dingwall
Postcode district IV15 9
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
List of places
UK
Scotland
57°35′18″N 4°29′34″W / 57.58833°N 4.49264°W / 57.58833; -4.49264Coordinates: 57°35′18″N 4°29′34″W / 57.58833°N 4.49264°W / 57.58833; -4.49264

Knockfarrel (Scottish Gaelic: Cnoc Fearghalaigh) is a village, 1 mile east of Strathpeffer, in Dingwall in Ross-shire, Scottish Highlands and is in the Scottish council area of Highland.

Abandoned crofthouse near Knockfarrel

Knockfarrel or Knock Farrel, or indeed Knock Farril (stone fort) is a vitrified pictish Iron Age fort which lies on the knockfarrel hill, immediately to the north of the village, and which it gave its name to the village. The walk up to the fort is a popular tourist attraction.

The village once had a large enough population to have its own shinty club which then amalgamated with Strathpeffer's to create Caberfeidh in 1886.[1]