This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Carrbridge. To help you make friends with Carrbridge before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Carrbridge is a small village tucked in the Highlands of Scotland. Surrounded by forests and mountains, a visit to Carrbridge will delight any outdoor adventurer any time of year. Carrbridge hostels are not centrally located in the village, and you may have a difficult time reaching them if you are relying on public transportation to the village. Trains and buses both run through Carrbridge, and if you plan on driving by car it is not difficult to find.
The village itself is quiet, but there is a pub and some restaurants if you are looking for a meal. There is also a small grocery shop if you plan on making your own meals while staying at a Carrbridge hostel.
If the weather is fine, especially in the summer, Carrbridge is a lovely place to explore the wildlife (birdwatching in particular seems to be very popular), take a scenic walk, or hike some of the highest mountains in Scotland. During the winter, cross-country skiers often pay a visit to Carrbridge, and Carrbridge hostels can occasionally be booked up, so make sure to check in advance before you visit to ensure that they can accommodate you.
Carrbridge has many local and unique events that occur throughout the year; their annual porridge eating competition and chainsaw-carving contest ("Carve Carrbridge") both draw large crowds and guarantee an experience like none other. The city of Inverness is located nearby as well, and is only a short drive or bus ride away from Carrbridge, if you are planning on coming from or going to the city.
Written by local enthusiast for Carrbridge hostelsEmily Schreiber