Black Isle Brewery


Black Isle Brewery

Based near Inverness, the capital of the Highlands of Scotland, it is a beautiful, unspoilt, unpolluted, wild and not a little bit wet highland home. They have their own organic farm where the malting barley is grown for the brewing. There is even their very own brewery house cow, Molly, who eats the malt from the brewery mash tun and gives them 20 pints of fresh milk each day.
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Cromarty Ferry


Cromarty Ferry

The only ferry service from the Black Isle, travelling between Cromarty and Nigg. The service includes a 50 passenger and 4 car ferry and is one of the smallest car ferries in Britain. The ferry crosses the entrance to the Cromarty Firth, one of the finest natural harbours in Europe and also an area rich in wildlife and world-famous for its dolphin population.
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Culloden Visitors Centre


Culloden Visitors Centre

Visiting Culloden the last hand-to-hand battle fought on British soil takes on a whole new meaning with the opening of an exciting new visitor centre and interactive exhibition. The battlefield itself is now restored to as close as possible that was marched on by the two sides on that fateful day.

Opening Times:

Visitor Centre, Restaurant, Shop

1 February - 31 March daily 10 - 4
1 April - 31 May daily 9 - 5.
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Dornoch


Dornoch

The Royal Burgh of Dornoch is an historic small town on the edge of the Dornoch Firth, a designated National Scenic Area in the Highlands of Scotland. Its tranquil location, scenery and climate have attracted visitors for decades. Some come to test their golfing skills on Royal Dornoch's championship course, or to walk and view wildlife in the National Nature Reserve at nearby Loch Fleet.
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Falls of Shin


Falls of Shin

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Fort George


Fort George

Fort George is a large 18th century fortress near Ardersier, to the north-east of Inverness.  It was built to pacify the Scottish Highlands in the aftermath of the jacobite rising of 1745. The fortification is based on a star design, it remains virtually unaltered and nowadays is open to visitors with exhibits and recreations showing use at different periods, while still serving as army barracks.
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Glenmorangie Distillery Tour


Glenmorangie Distillery Tour

The Glenmorangie Distillery tour gives you unparalleled access to the distillery and warehouses. With the help of an expert guide you will experience all stages of the whisky making process from mashing and fermenting to distilling and maturing

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Highland Gathering


Highland Gathering

The annual Strathpeffer Highland Gathering, one of the longest-established Highland Games in Scotland, takes place in the grounds of Castle Leod every August.

The first Strathpeffer Games for which records are available took place on Wednesday 20th July 1881. It was noted that some six professional athletes took part (including two from Inverness) supported by amateurs from Bonar Bridge, Munlochy, Dingwall and elsewhere.
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Highland Museum of Childhood


Highland Museum of Childhood

The museum is located in Strathpeffer's charming old Victorian Station where trains brough visitors in the village's heyday as a spa. The museum tells the story of childhood in the Highlands of Scotland, recording tales of childhood amongst hardworking crofters and townsfolk, where money and luxuries were scare and life followed the satisfying rhythm of the seasons.

The museum is home to the comprehensive Angela Kellie Doll Collection, costumes and childhood treasures from the past 200 years.
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Hugh Miller's birthplace


Hugh Miller's birthplace

In this thatched cottage built c1698 by his great-grandfather was born Hugh Miller, on 10 October, 1802.

Miller rose to international acclaim as a geologist, editor and writer. The furnished cottage contains an exhibition and video on his life and work.
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Inverewe Gardens and Estate


Inverewe Gardens and Estate

A lush, tropical oasis perched on a peninsula at the edge of Loch Ewe amid the rugged landscape of Wester Ross, this world famous historic garden is one of Scotland's most popular botanical attractions. It is surrounded by over 2,000 acres of estate managed for conservation.

Widely regarded as one of the most beautiful gardens in Scotland, Inverewe is a must for anyone who loves nature.
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Seaforth Riding Centre


Seaforth Riding Centre

Seaforth Riding Centre is a professionally run livery/training yard situated on the beautiful Brahan Estate, in Ross-shire near the village of Maryburgh and just two miles from the market town of Dingwall.

The yard is run by Elaine and Ian Taylor. Elaine has worked in the horse industry all of her working life in various types of yard, including show jumping, hunting and dressage.
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