Departing the City of Inverness at a specified time and location this tour will take you deep into the heart of some of the most fertile lands in the north of Scotland.
Leaving Inverness, we will cross over the Kessock Bridge, which opened in 1982, replacing the vehicular ferry that ran between South Kessock in Inverness and North Kessock in the Black Isle. Despite its name it is not an island, but a peninsula bordered by the Moray, Cromarty & Beauly Firths.
We will pass through the fishing village of Avoch and follow the Moray firth to Rosemarkie. There will be a drop off at Chanonry Point, a popular location to view the famous Moray Firth Dolphins. From there we will continue to the historic village of Cromarty, once a centre of extensive shipping trade.
Continuing our tour, we will make our way to Culbokie following the famous Cromarty Firth and pass through the ancient market town of Dingwall. Arriving in Strathpeffer you will find a Spa Village unique in its architecture and character in the highlands. When available we will also have an excursion to Castle Leod, ancestral home and Seat of the Clan MacKenzie. However, access dates are limited.
We will then make our way to Rogie Falls at Contin, where you can walk over a footbridge viewing water cascading over the rocks as you admire the stunning location and its tranquillity.
The tour will then start to make its way back towards Inverness travelling by the small village of Marybank, in a rural setting and onto the lovely village of Beauly. Here you will get an opportunity to visit some of the traditional village shops and the remains of the Beauly Priory founded in Scotland about 1230 for monks of the Valliscaulian order.
We will then travel adjacent to the Moray Firth returning to Inverness where we complete our day.
Disclaimer – Entry fees are not included in this excursion. We will however endeavour to list entry fees however you should check with the respective locations as to their current prices.
Castle Leod Admission Charges