Though just 25 miles long and 6 miles wide, the Black Isle is packed with attractions. Suitable for families, couples, groups of friends or the independent traveller, Black Isle attractions offer something for everyone. From ancient and medieval ruins to stunning views and walks, the wee Black Isle has plenty to keep you busy. When you expand your horizons to the wider Highland region, you’ll find your Black Isle accommodation at Flowerburn Holiday Homes gives you unparalleled access to Highland heritage sites.
Black Isle Attractions
The Black Isle boasts a wealth of points of historical and natural interest:
- Groam House Museum Local museum in the village of Rosemarkie. Noted for its collection of Pictish Carved Stones and a stop on the Pictish Trail.
- Fortrose Cathedral Just southeast of Fortrose High Street, you can visit the remains of the spacious medieval cathedral.
- Hugh Miller’s Birthplace Thatched cottage managed by National Trust Scotland. Birthplace of Hugh Miller, influential 19th Century fossil hunter, folklorist, Christian, stonemason, geologist, newspaper editor, and social justice campaigner.
- Munlochy Clootie Well Dip a rag in the well, make a wish or prayer and tie the rag (aka ‘cloot’) to a tree.
This is but a small list of attractions on the Black Isle. Include the wider area and you’ll be spoiled for choice! Cross the Cromarty Firth you’ll find the glorious Fyrish Monument, or sample local Black Isle activities. Black Isle accommodation at Flowerburn has a wealth of informative leaflets to waiting for you.
Fyrish Monument, Evanton. © Rev Sandy Sutherland. Used here with permission.
Fyrish Monument, Evanton. © Name of Photographer. Used here with permission.