The picturesque town of Fortrose lies between Avoch and Rosemarkie on the southern coast of the Black Isle. Visitor attractions include Fortrose Cathedral, built in 1250 A.D., nearby Rosemarkie, with its Pictish stones and beautiful sandy beach, and Chanonry Golf Course. Many visitors head to the point of the Chanonry to look for the Moray Firth dolphins.
Loved by Fortrose Locals
Fortrose: Historic Cathedral built in the 13th century. The sacristy and chapter house are still standing. Cathedral Square is at the centre of the old ecclesiastical centre of Fortrose. The old Bishops gardens lead down to the beach and harbour.
Chanonry Sailing Club Fortrose Harbour
The slip way in front of Fuchsia Cottage is used by the local sailing club. The frequent sailing events and provide passive interest whilst relaxing in the front garden during the frequent sunny and sheltered days of summer.
Chanonry Point dolphins up close
Chanonry Point: Renowned viewing area to watch the Moray Firth bottlenose dolphins jump & perform. Sometimes only 20 yards from the beach. Historic location and memorial to Kenneth Mckenzie or Coinneach Odhar/Brahn Seer where he was burned in a barrel of tar approx 1675.
Fortrose & Rosemarkie Golf Course
It is thought that golf has been played here since 1702. One of the finest links golf course in Scotland, with play down and back along the peninsula with the sea on both sides. Described as a gem of a course.
Sutors of Cromarty
Superb viewpoint with stunning view. Narrow entrance to the Cromarty Firth 463 ft. Watch the occasional liners such as the QE2 arriving to enter the firth. Site of substantial military gun emplacements, coastal batteries from WW1 & WW2. Designed to protect the firth from U boats.
Mountain Biking- Learnie Red Rock Trails
In the Learnie Forest on the Black Isle. 16 kms of trails for all skill levels with stunning views. Green, Blue and Black graded trails. Car Park available £2.00 per day.