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Ffordes Photographic Ltd

We can hardly talk about the attractions in the area without mentioning Ffordes Photographic Ltd, not so much "on" rather sharing our doorstep! Ffordes Photographic are on the floor above The Beauly Gallery.

At Ffordes, you can find one of the largest stocks of new and secondhand camera and photographic equipment in the country. No matter whether you are looking for classic film cameras from the likes of Hasselblad and Leica or the latest digital cameras from Canon and Nikon, you will find them all at Ffordes Photographic. Ffordes also sell tripods, bags, enlargers, digital cards and can arrange for camera repairs. For all the details see the link below.
Ffordes Photographic Ltd

For a wide range of activities, coming events and more places to visit in the Beauly area you can't do better than going to Just follow the link below.

Urquhart Castle

You have probably seen the images on a thousand shortbread tins but it still doesn't detract from the splendour of Urquhart Castle. As with so many Highland castles it is mostly ruined now but with a little imagination you can picture how it must have been hundreds of years ago. From the castle grounds you are afforded some of the best views of Loch Ness and The Great Glen. You can find Urquhart Castle just south of the village of Drumnadrochit. More details can be found at the link below.
Historic Scotland

Beauly Priory

Situated right in the centre of the town, Beauly Priory is within a few yards of the main shopping area. It originates from the 13th century, though in common with buildings of its type it was extensively added to over the centuries. Today, it lies in ruins but with many of its walls still upstanding. The Priory's owners, Historic Scotland, have a brief web entry at the first link below. A slighlty longer description can be found at the second link below.
Historic Scotland
Gazetteer for Scotland

Glen Affric

Glen Affric gives a flavour of what much of the Highlands would have looked like hundreds of years ago with majestic mountains, sweeping Caledonian pine forests, shimmering lochs and abundant wildlife. This area of outstanding natural beauty has been recognised by the awards as a Caledonian Forest Reserve, a National Scenic Area and as a National Nature Reserve. It is possible to make a round trip by following the A833 and A831 passing the doorstep of The Beauly Gallery.
Forestry Commission

Reelig Glen

Reelig Glen as well as being a beautiful mixed forest of decideous and conifer trees is also the home of Dughall Mor (Big Dougal). Dughall Mor is officially the tallest tree in the UK at 204 feet and he is surrounded by many other Douglas Firs, all 160 feet or more - an impressive sight. More details can be found by following the link below.
Forestry Commission

Aigas Dam Fish Pass

Scottish Hydro Electric operate a power station using the kinetic energy of a head of water created by damming the River Beauly. Naturally, this causes a problem for fish, mostly migrating salmon, to get to and from their spawning grounds. At the Aigas Dam, there is an ingenious Fish Pass which is open to the public for viewing. Further information can be found at the link below.
Scottish Hydro Electric

Glencalvie Challenge

Further information can be found at the link below.
Glencalvie Challenge

Munro Highland Tours

Munro Highland Tours is operated by native Highlander George Munro who has a wealth of knowledge of the area gained from a lifetime working and living here.

George, a qualified guide, conducts speciality tours of subjects including: Whisky, Castles, Highland Clans, Wildlife, Pictish Stones and many more all while you enjoy the breathtaking scenery.

You can find more information at the Munro Highland Tours website.

The Priory Hotel, Beauly

The Priory Hotel
The Priory Hotel - Bedroom

Located in the picturesque and bustling village square of Beauly The Priory Hotel is an ideal location for visiting and touring the beautiful Scottish Highlands.

They have 39 en suite rooms equipped with all the modern amenities required for an enjoyable stay including Freeview, Sky TV and free Wi-Fi in the whole building.

Food is available all day every day from 07.00 am – 10.00pm and breakfast is relaxingly available till lunchtime.

The public areas are spacious and comfortable and very homely as all areas have their own feature fireplace.

You can find more information at the The Priory Hotel website.

Alba Campervans

Alba Campervans
Alba Campervans

Alba Campervans is a new campervan rental company based in Beauly, near Inverness. Their campervans are modern, well equipped and very economical. Customers can be met at Inverness Airport, Inverness Rail Station or other locations.

Their prices include full insurance for named drivers and they can provide extras such as bedding and awnings. They also offer bike racks and comprehensive tourist guides for the Highlands and Islands.

For more information go to Alba Campervan's website.

You can book and pay online.

Struan Lodge Self Catering Accommodation

Struan Lodge
Struan Lodge
Struan Lodge, on the outskirts of the beautiful village of Beauly, provides the ideal base to enjoy nature or photography. You will be spoilt for choice staying here with Red Kites and Buzzards frequently seen flying above. Glen Affric and Glen Strathfarrar are both close by for walks and spectacular scenery.

Beauly is an ideal location for those wishing to tour the Highlands. It is only 15 miles from Inverness with its shopping centre, Castle, Culloden Battlefield, Eden Court Theatre, many restaurants and bars or 10 miles from the market town of Dingwall which offers a more traditional town centre.

More information on John & Susan Campbell's Canadian style lodge, including availibility and pricing, can be found on their website.

Brewers Cottage

Brewers Cottage
Brewers Cottage
The cottage itself is set in a tranquil rural location on the edge of the pretty conservation village of Tomich close to one of the Highlands most outstandingly beautiful glens -

Glen Affric....'The Glen of A Thousand Whispers'

We consider the cottage to be in the perfect location for those seeking peace and tranquillity with the option to enjoy the extensive wildlife and outdoor activities on offer in this beautiful area of the Scottish Highlands.

More information on availibility, pricing, a gallery and a nature blog, can be found on the website.


Kessock Highland Lodges

Kessock Highland Lodges
Kessock Highland Lodges - View

Kessock Highland Lodges offer a beautifully secluded, rural Scottish experience in self catering holidays! Situated overlooking fields and the Beauly Firth, the lodges are private, self contained and feel remote, whilst still being less than 10miles out of the capital of the Highlands.

The lodges are ideally situated to make the most of the natural landscape, the notorious golfing opportunities, fishing or simply experiencing Scottish culture in the nearby city, or surrounding villages and towns with their unique Kilt makers, crafting businesses and art galleries.

Luxurious in their contemporary style, features and hot tub, Kessock highland Lodges are the perfect relaxing location for any Scottish stay.


Yagga Designs

Yagga Designs
Yagga Designs - Water Crown

Yagga Designs - hand crafted jewellery made to imprint natures glory on all your occasions.


If you have any suggestions for places of interest you would like added to the above list, we would be delighted to hear from you.


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