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Boath Doocot

Doocot Road, Nairn, IV12 5TF, United Kingdom | Website


Castles & Battlefields

Trecking up the hill for battlefield view


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Not perhaps the most accessible of places and spaces as you do have a countryside trek to make. The Boath is a 17th-century doocot on the site of an ancient castle site. The Doocot is located close to the site where Montrose defeated the Covenanters on 9 May 1645.

Transport & Parking


You can park at the foot of the hill. A signpost takes you from the village's Main Street and along a track. The grass either side and the rough surface leaves you wondering if this is the right way to be going. Getting to the end of the track you turn in to a spacious rough gravelled car park where a reassuring sign announces the story of Boath Doocot.



If you don't mine a trek along a narrow footpath edged on either side by fences or hedges. The path has a fairly rough turf surface and climbs around 150 metres upward. I'm told you can't see the doocot from the path until you get to the top of the hill. Once at the top the doocot has been restored by the National Trust for Scotland. You can sit a while and enjoy the view of across the valley below. A battlefield plaque tells the story of the battle of 1645.



There are no toilet facilities at this site.



There are no staff at this site.

Anything else you wish to tell us?

Worth the walk and climb to get a sense of where the battle took place and the lines of a long gone castle.


The car park The welcome sign at Boath Doocot Path View looking up the hill from the car park to the doocot The approach road

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