Hunt for Nessie and other things to do

Things to do here…. all within an hour’s drive away.

We are 25 minutes by car from Inverness airport and 15 minutes by car from Inverness.
All of the major supermarkets deliver here if you don’t want to go and do a food shop. Inverness has all the major shops you’d want.
We have numerous amazing pubs and restaurants locally. None walkable unfortunately but lots of choice within a 10 minute drive. We are happy to recommend places to go and book tables for you ahead of time should you wish. In the summer months booking is always advised as everywhere gets pretty busy and you’ll struggle to get a walk in table.
We are just a 15 minute drive away from the stunning Rosemarkie beach. It’s super clean and calm and often warmer than surrounding areas due to it’s position and being in a sheltered bay.
It’s possible to see the famous Moray Firth dolphins from Rosemarkie, but a far better place is Chanonry Point, a 5 minute drive or a lovely 20 minute walk from the beach. Chanonry Point is said to be the best place on the mainland in Scotland to view the dolphins. If you choose to you can also go on a boat trip from Cromarty to try and see them but the beach is free! Go prepared, take a picnic and be patient!

We are more than happy to assist in arranging anything local.

Things to do to Google:

Fairy Glen waterfall woodland walk at Rosemarkie
Local brewery tours (Black Isle Brewery and Cromarty brewery)
Urquhart Castle (this is the remains of a castle on the banks of Loch Ness)
Dunrobin Castle
Local Whisky & Gin Distilleries
Whisky bar at Dornoch Castle Hotel

Rabbies Whisky Tours

Dornoch beach (our very favourite beach – a 50 minute drive away)
Beautiful parks and walks – Inverness Islands, forest walks
Visit the last battle on British soil at  Battle of Culloden 

Fort George – Home to the Black Watch Battalion

Loch Ness, of course!

For the kids:

Brodie Castle Playful Garden
Many lovely play parks – Whin Park in Inverness being one of the best. Nairn is also fabulous and right on the beach. Handily there’s an ice cream shop right there too.
Inverness Leisure Centre has a family and competition pool. The family pool has 3 waterslides, an outdoor pool accessed via a tunnel from the main pool and a river with a current

For the bigger kids (Golfers): – In the home of Golf

Booking advised for all the courses.

Tain Golf Club
Royal Dornoch – Consistently voted as one of the best in the country
The Carnegie Club Skibo Castle
Castle Stuart Golf Links
The Nairn Golf Club
Fortrose Golf Club – 15th Oldest Golf Course in the world.