The Black IsleFortrose and the Black Isle
The Black Isle is a peninsula just North of Inverness of fertile land bordered by the Beauly and Moray Firth to the south, and the Cromarty Firth to the north. The Village of Beauly is a lovely place to visit that prides itself on its floral displays (a past winner of the Britain in Bloom competition) and there are other attractive villages with tourist facilities such as Dingwall, Cromarty and Munlochy. The area has become more popular in the last two decades thanks to the erection of the Kessock Bridge, joining the Black Isle with Inverness making it a 20 minute car journey from the city.
The Black Isle is a famously beautiful area of Scotland - pretty villages, lazy winding roads and a strong sea influence throughout. Private House Stays has identified a few beauty spots amongst many: Brahan Seer Plaque - Chanonry Point, Munlochy Clootie Well, Cromarty Foreshore Walks, Culbokie Loch Walk, Eathie Burn Fairy Glen - Rosemarkie, the advertised walks around Fortrose and Munlochy Bay, Ord Hill Walk and Ormond Hill Walks.
Cromarty courthouse, Fortrose Cathedral and The Hugh Miller Museum (and cottage museum) are the significant tourist attractions within the Black Isle. Red Castle, Groam House Museum and Black Isle Wildlife and Country Park are also worth a mention.