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North Kessock is the first village. Our Local Larder is a useful directory of local food producers and suppliers on the Black Isle including restaurants and cafes. The Moray Firth Trail has a useful web site with walking paths and maps. Tel: The Black Isle Brewery a small independent organic brewery which is open 10am - 5pm Monday to Saturday all year and and also 11am - 5pm on Sundays from April to September.
You'll see the to turn off the A9 halfway between the Kessock Bridge and the Tore roundabout. Born in Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis, he came to Avoch when he retired and was buried in the old churchyard in Heritage exhibition. Dolphin Trips Avoch provide daily boat trips in the summer from Avoch harbour. Trips are due to in April Telephone or The dolphins can often be seen about 2 hours after low tide see tide timetable. On the opposite side of the firth is the historic military base of Fort George. The lighthouse is near the site of the burning at the stake of the Brahan Seer, famous for his prophecies in the s.
The Anderson in Union Street offers good food and drink in the restaurant and bar, and accommodation in 9 guest rooms. Also try the IV10 cafe and deli which also opens for evening meals in High Street and the family-run Fortrose Cafe especially good for vegans and vegetarians. Celia Ffitch-Stewart is a fully insured driver-guide with Mercedes limousine for your tailor-made guided tour. Based in Fortrose, near Inverness. She offers half day, full day or extended tours. Airport collection Edinburgh, Aberdeen or Inverness.
Services can include itinerary planning and accommodation reservations. Meet your clan chief, trace your roots, stay in a castle, tour the distilleries. You can make rubbings of Pictish symbols, play the reconstructed harp, watch the video about the Picts in Ross-shire, browse through the photo collection, leave the kids to watch a cartoon and visit the gift shop.
Open from end March to end October, Monday to Friday 11am to 4. In November, the museum is only open on Saturdays and Sundays from 2pm to 4pm. Crofters Bistro is a nice place to eat tel: Rosemarkie Beach Cafe is open daily from the end of March to the end of October, then weekends over the winter. Fully wheelchair accessible. Free parking and free toilets. Free exhibition about the local area and wildlife.
From here you can walk the 'Dolphin Mile' from to Chanonry Point and back and look out for bottlenose dolphins in the bay. It is the best preserved 18th century village in the Highlands. As such it has many old buildings, including Hugh Miller's thatched cottage built in and now in the care of the National Trust for Scotland. The award-winning museum at the Cromarty Courthouse is not to be missed. You come face to face with animated figures that you can control the first of their kind in Scotland.
Why not the jury and dress in 18th century costume? The Courtroom is open daily from 10am to 5pm from April to October and by appointment the rest of the year. Since this is an old building it was built in , disabled access is limited. Cromarty has lots of original and quirky shops, and is also a haven for artists. Just off Shore Street, Gallery48 has a wide range of local crafts, gifts, paintings and prints.
Next door is Barbel Dister's Cromarty Pottery tel: is open daily in summer, but closed on Mondays in winter also closed all January. The town has a bakery, grocer, antique shop, coffee shops, cash machines and hotels. The East Church no longer in use is open daily to visitors. Renowned restaurant Sutor Creek tel: with its wood-fired pizza oven is near the harbour. The Cromarty - Nigg ferry service is on the 'Renfrew Rose' which can take 12 passengers and 2 cars. Operates daily from June to October, every half an hour. EcoVentures offer trips in a high speed RIB to see bottlenose dolphins, seals, whales, etc.
Maximum 12 passengers. Telephone Bike hire is available from Black Isle Bicycles tel: at the Cromarty Cheese House located in the Old Police Station - you can see the old cell for prisoners. For local information, check out Cromarty Live which includes details of local events. An energetic scramble over the rocks to the east of Cromarty will take you to the Drooping or Dripping Cave, so called because of the stalactites formed on its roof.
Local legends speak of a mermaid being seen outside the cave. The Moray Firth Trail is an interesting network of footpaths and trails which includes walks near Cromarty, Avoch, Rosemarkie, Dingwall, Strathpeffer, Tain and many other places. BEAULY on the main road 12 miles north-west of Inverness Car parking is available in the town centre which is often well decorated with floral displays in the summer months.
The town has won awards in the Britain in Bloom contest on more than one occasion! One of the local Pipe Bands plays in the Square on most Thursday evenings at 7. Sometimes they have Highland dancing too. There are several eating places, grocers, baker, butcher, ironmonger, bank, pharmacy, Co-op supermarket, gift shops, coffee shops, florist, etc. It specialises in Highland and Scottish products and has a great range of cheeses and cooked meats from local sources and continental suppliers. Phone Established in , they hold the Royal Warrant by appointment to H.
The Queen. The Bright Beauly Fair is in August showcasing local arts, crafts, food and drink. Open daily. Free access. Owned by Historic Environment Scotland. It includes tombs of the Mackenzie family. Near the priory ruins is The Old School, Beauly which is a great gift shop spread over several rooms fashion, homeware, jewellery, children's, music, etc. Toilets available. Open 9am to 5. Well worth a visit! The shop has a large selection of Scottish arts, crafts and gifts, many of which are locally made. Regular exhibitions and events are held in the gallery, including demonstrations such as painting, weaving and other crafts.
Also available is a huge range of photographic equipment and cameras. The coffee shop sells home baking and snacks. They also have ren's Farmyard which is open from Easter until the end of October for a small entrance fee. Aigas Field Centre offers holidays specialising in wildlife and walking for individuals and groups. Accommodation provided. The centre also provides environmental education for school children. Over 30 years experience. Featured on the Johnny Kingdom TV programme. Aigas Golf Course 9 holes is part of a family farm with self catering cottages set between the Aigas forest and the river Beauly one of Scotland's famous salmon rivers.
Telephone: About 5 miles outside Beauly. Don't miss a detour into this beautiful scenic area around Cannich for walks by Loch Affric and Loch Mullardoch. Plodda Falls can be found 3 miles from the village of Tomich - follow the waymarked walk. For photos and info visit the local web sites covering Glen Affric and Strathglass: glenaffric.
The Glen Affric Duathlon usually takes place in May. Situated between Drumnadrochit and Cannich. The Slaters Arms in Cannich offers good food and drink with WiFi access, plus self catering accommodation in timber cabins.
Cannich is situated midway between Drumnadrochit 13 miles and Beauly 15 miles on the A road. From Cannich, you can cut across country to Beauly via the back road.Free Beauly shower dating sites
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