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Located in Fortrose, The Mended Drum features a garden and free WiFi. Dolphins can be seen at Chanonry Point, a 10-minute walk along the beach from the accommodations. Our stay at the Mended Drum was more than we ever hoped for. We had an awful experience at a different property that day where we cancelled and quickly made a reservation with Guthrie amd Horst. The moment we arrived, we felt like arriving at a friends place. They offered us coffee, helped us with any questions we had and more and just were the nicest host couple. The room was beautiful, clean and comfortable, the bathroom spotless and modern. We only planned on staying one night, but after talking with them and hearing their recommendations for trips in the area we changed our itinerary and extended for the rest of our time in Scotland. Also because we really enjoyed having a great “home” base (especially with Guthrie and Horst) instead of hopping from one hotel to another. I will recommend the Mended Drum to anyone wanting a bit more than just a hotel stay and experience, (we didn’t know we wanted that until we met the two hosts) and who wants to explore the northern parts of Scotland, which can be reached in day trips from the Black Isle. Over all, it was a great stay and we will definitely be coming back and telling all our friends who plan on visiting Scotland to stay at the Mended Drum.
Set in Fortrose, 14 mi from Inverness, Hillhaven Bed &Breakfast offers a shared lounge and free WiFi. This was the most beautiful and amazing place I have stayed. We was well looked after and the home owners are so lovely and welcoming. The room we had was outstanding and comfortable, I could not fault and the location was amazing espcially for wildlife lovers like ourselves. We will be back soon
Set in Fortrose, just 1.4 mi from Rosemarkie Beach, Three Greens offers beachfront accommodations with a restaurant, a garden, a terrace and free WiFi. Best host ever, so lovely, chilled and funny. The view and garden are unreal! Such a great safe location and lots of amazing walks to go to. The house was more than perfect and so many useful amenities as well! We definitely will b returning with friends next time! Felt just like home :)
Fortrose is a beautiful village with historic buildings and the main attraction is the opportunity to spot dolphins at Chanonry Point. There are pubs and restaurants as well as the beach at Rosemarkie within walking distance of the village.
Fortrose and the nearby villages Rosemarkie and Cromarty are some of the most interesting architecturally, historically and environmentally on the Black Isle. While Fortrose is known for the 'dolphin show' at Chanonry Point the town itself is well worth the visit. The ruined cathedral and surrounding area is very interesting and many of the properties are on a grand scale reflecting Fortrose's former importance as an early medieval Christian religious centre. Fortrose is served by a few good places to eat (check opening days and times however) and a well stocked Co-op is the only main shop for essentials (and the extra holiday wine if required).
We only spent one night in Fortrose, after travelling up from Dromnadrochit, but we did walk out to Chanonry Point, with our dog :) on a beautiful Autumn late afternoon/early evening and were lucky enough to spot dolphins and witness an absolutely stunning sunset. It was just beautiful. Then we settled into the Old Orchard, had a very welcome bath, before heading out to eat at the lovely IV10. All in all, a perfect 24 hours!
Lovely village,friendly locals. We had hoped to see some dolphins at Chanonry point ( minutes from our accommodation ) but no luck this time round. Reasonably central for the places we wanted to visit.
We enjoyed walks along the beach up to Rosemarkie to the waterfalls and down to Chanonry Point to watch the dolphins (an hour after low tide). The welcome and food at the Fortrose Cafe was great and there is a well stocked Coop if needed.
A beautiful place to visit with many fantastic aspects of this location, from small harbours, beaches, scenic walks, outstanding scenery, snow-capped mountains, beautiful golf course which is built on a promontory into the firth, with sea on both sides, and evidence of a much reduced oil industry with a number of rigs parked or being refurbished nearer the East end of the Black Isle. Between Cromarty and Nigg. Lastly it is a location which allows easy road access to North to John O Groats, a few miles South to Historic Inverness, with Cullodon moor, the Caledonian canal, for example and heading West to visit places like Plockton, and Ullapool and even Skye all with journey times of between 1 and 2 hours