Local Attractions

At Kinneskie located as we are, we are ideally placed for the local visitor attractions in and around the area.

  • Photo Courtesy of Lynn@Loch NessCromarty
    Quite close to us, is the fascinating time capsule of a village that is Cromarty. It is here where you can wander its streets and vennels soaking up the atmosphere of almost seven centuries. You can visit its famous Court House Museum where you are invited to explore more of Scotland’s secrets. Then visit the cottage of the world-renowned geologist, author, and one of the founders of the Free Church of Scotland Hugh Millar. 

  • Black Isle Wildlife Park
    An interesting day out for all the family may be had at the Wildlife Park located at Drumsittal near North Kessock on the Black Isle where you can see many animals from wallabies to mercats and llamas to raccoons.

  • Moray Firth Dolphins
    Perhaps you may also like a boat trip to see the Moray Firth Dolphins. There are trips, which leave from Avoch via The Wildlife Tourboat Operators Society to the popular places on the Moray Firth to where they can be best seen.

  • Black Isle Activities
    There is something for almost everyone here on the Black Isle, from fly-fishing to sea angling. There are choices of golf courses near by at such places as Fortrose and Rosemarkie, Muir of Ord and Strathpeffer, Invergordon and Tain. There are also 9-hole courses in Alness and Portmahomach. The course at Royal Dornoch is the star of the north.

  • Local Walks
    There are excellent forest walks for all levels. You can try North Kessock, Strathpeffer, Contin, or just in the lanes in and around us.

  • Fairburn Activity Centre
    There are lots of opportunities to be had to learn new skills. The Fairburn Activity Centre near Marybank offers archery, canoeing, orienteering and much more.

  • Hill walking
    Ben Wyvis is the big attraction but there are lots of other excellent walks particularly in Strathconnon and the Fannichs beyond Garve towards Achnasheen.

  • Pony trekking
    is also available for all levels at the Black Isle Riding Centre or the Seaforth Riding Centre near Maryburgh.

  • Munlochy Bay
    is a nature reserve, home to heronries migrating geese and a whole host of wading birds and wildfowl not to mention the wild goats that are there. The village of Munlochy has a famous clootie well too, where lots of rags are draped from the nearby trees after people make a wish.

  • Udale Bay
    Another nature reserve is Udale Bay a few miles from Cromarty on the north road. This nature reserve is among the best estuarine mudflats in the country. A Mecca for birdwatchers who come to see countless ducks and geese there.

 

Further information on this and other attractions can be obtained from the local tourist information centre at North Kessock