Some Useful Links

The Highlands offer a wealth of activities ranging from the sedate to the more adventurous, and Urquhart Mill is the ideal location to make the most of this. Throughout the Black Isle are numerous villages and attractions, walks and sites of interest. Within easy drive are the north east communities all the way to John O' Groats, west the rugged Atlantic coast, Skye, Coigach and Assynt, and south the Cairngorms. Here are a few ideas that you might like to see whilst here.

  • EcoVenture Boat Tors


    EcoVentures has operated from the beautiful, historic town of Cromarty since 2004 and is owned and operated by local skipper Sarah, who has nearly 20 years experience running trips in these waters.

  • Dolphin Cruises Black Isle

    Dolphin Watching

    There are also other operators through the area and also parts of the coast you have a good chance of observing dolphins from such as Chanonry Point where the animals are seen from the beach.

  • Tollie Kites

    Tollie Kites

    Red Kites were successfully reintroduced to this part of the Highlands and you will likely see them from Urquhart Mill. Tollie Counts is an RSPB centre where you can see the birds being fed.

  • Jacobite Cruises

    Jacobite Cruises

    We are not far from Loch Ness, a beautiful loch and glen, and home to the monster! Jacobite cruises operate a variety of cruises - monster sightings might not be guaranteed but still fun.

  • Urquhart Castle

    Urquhart Castle

    Overlooking Loch Ness is one of the best known castles in Scotland - Urquhart Castle. A wonderful example of Scottish history and set on the fabulous Loch Ness.

  • Hugh Miller Museum

    Hugh Miller Museum

    The Hugh Miller Museum in Cromarty celebrates prominent 19th-century Highland polymath, Hugh Miller the eminent geologist, writer and social commentator.

  • Black Isle Brewery

    Black Isle Brewery

    The UK's premier organic brewery making world class beers from the finest organic malt and hops grown on farms without chemicals, as nature intended.

  • Glenmorangie Distillery

    Glenmorangie Distillery

    With the help of our Glenmorangie guides you will experience all stages of whisky making process from mashing and fermenting to distilling and maturation.

  • Cromarty Courthouse

    Cromarty Courthouse

    This elegant Grade A listed former courthouse, built in 1773, now houses fascinating exhibitions about the historic town of Cromarty, which are FREE to visit.

Some other links of interest

East Church - beautiful and fascinating church
Ord Distillery - another famous whisky distillery offering tours and tasting
Glen Starthfarrar - great place to get away and walk in Scottish nature
Royal Dornoch Golf Course - ranked No 6 in world, No 1 in Scotland - only 30 miles away.
TroutQuest - fly fishing excursions
Broomhill Riding Centre - horse trekking in wonderful surroundings
Ancient Scotland Tours - archaeological and historical tours of the Black Isle
Groam House - centre for Pictish and Celtic Artr

And remember, you can be visit Ullapool and the west coast in an hour, John O' Groats in 2.5 hours, Skye in 2 hours and all the spectacular locations and villages in between.