Harbour Guest House High Street Avoch Ross-Shire Telephone 01381 620350
The Black Isle offers something for everyone with it's Estate (ideal for fishing
and hunting), it's own wildlife park, beach, horse-riding school, dolphin watch centre,
golf course, sailing club, mountain bike trail, brewery and so much more.
We are also ideally located for the golfing enthusiast with an abundance of great
courses all within a short drive, the World famous Royal Dornoch links and Castle
Stuart course are easily reached within 45 minutes drive. We can also arrange golfing
days at Rosemarkie an Muir of Ord.
There is also good dining in Munlochy, Rosemarkie and Fortrose, all within a five
To view the array of activities and attractions why not visit our links page.
The Black Isle is not an island at all, but peninsula that juts out into the North
Sea at the corner of the Moray Firth. To the north is the Cromarty Firth and the
Beauly Firth lies to the south. It is accessible via the A9 than runs noth from Inverness
over the Kessock Bridge.
The Black Isle derives its name from the once peaty soil on the higher ridges of
the Isle.The main town on the Black Isle is Cromarty, with its oil construction yard,
whose laird Sir Thomas Urqhuard (1611 - 1660) was said to have died of laughter on
hearing of the Restoration of Charles II. Cromarty is also the birthplace of the
stone mason, geologist and journalist, Hugh Miller (1802-1856).