Places of Interest
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which is named after a Dutchman – Jan de Groot who started the first ferry service to Orkney – is synonymous with ‘end to enders’ and many charity walks and bike rides have either started or finished here. At the Last House and Museum, visitors can learn about the area’s history and view artefacts from a bygone age. The nearby Castle of Mey, which was purchased and restored by the late Queen Mother is also worth a visit.
is Scotland’s ‘Highland City’, which offers a rich variety of things to see and do. Set on the banks of the River Ness, the city boasts numerous historic buildings, including the 11th century castle overlooking the river which featured in Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth ‘. Inverness Museum offers an engaging insight into the history of the Highlands and there is excellent shopping in both the Old Town and the nearby retail park.
Despite its name, the Black Isle is not an island but a peninsula, surrounded on three sides by water – the Cromarty Firth to the north, the Beauly Firth to the south and the Moray Firth to the east. The landscape is dotted with picturesqu towns and villages, such as Cromarty, which is widely considered to be the Highlands’ best preserved historic town, Beauly, home to the ruins of a 12th century priory and Avoch, a still-active fishing village with narrow cobbled streets and quaint fisherman’s cottages.