Knockfarrel

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Knockfarrel
Abandoned croft near Knockfarrel.jpg
Abandoned crofthouse near Knockfarrel
Knockfarrel is located in Ross and Cromarty
Knockfarrel
Knockfarrel
Location within the Ross and Cromarty area
OS grid referenceNH510581
Council area
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townDingwall
Postcode districtIV15 9
PoliceScottish
FireScottish
AmbulanceScottish
EU ParliamentScotland
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.

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]

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