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Avoch

Only 15 minutes from Inverness, Avoch is an ideal place to spend a few days or to break your journey before travelling to the far north or to the west (Ullapool is a 50 minute drive and Scrabster is a drive of about 2hrs 50 mins.)

From the harbour in the village, designed by Thomas Telford, enjoy an informative and memorable trip to see the famous Moray Firth Dolphins. The village is also the burial place of Sir Alexander MacKenzie, who discovered the MacKenzie River in Canada.  In addition for those interested in history the burial place of James Douglas Fletcher who owned Rosehaugh Estate and did so much for the village augurs well for an interesting walk.

There are lovely walks starting from the village - for example you can spot ospreys around Munlochy Bay or red kites at various locations.  Two of our guests on 29 June felt as if they had won the lottery - they spotted four ospreys at Redcastle - about seven miles from Avoch!

Enjoy golf at the excellent course at neighbouring Fortrose and Rosemarkie (just over 2 miles away) or continue along the coast to Cromarty, birthplace of Hugh Miller and then take the ferry across to Nigg.