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FortroseUnited Kingdom

Experience authentic Highland culture in Fortrose, a town that retains strong connections to its past through historic buildings and traditional events.

Wander around the quaint Highland town of Fortrose, a historic area in the southern part of the Black Isle peninsula. Find spectacular ruins, picturesque churches and breathtaking landscapes and discover the historic buildings of the town. Look for dolphins, seals and even otters splashing about in the waters of the adjacent Moray Firth inlet.

The town began with the construction of Fortrose Cathedral. The cathedral, now a red-stone ruin in the center of the town, was built in the mid-1200s and the rest of Fortrose grew around it. Explore what remains of the medieval church, stopping at the tomb of Countess Euphemia and the freestanding chapter house.

The surrounding Cathedral Square is lined with elegant Victorian houses and village pubs. Visit in August for the annual St. Boniface Fair, a celebration of Highland culture featuring crafts, performances and music. Locals often don traditional costumes for the celebrations. The Town Hall, with impressive paintings hanging on its walls, also hosts cultural events throughout the year.

Enjoy the scenic views from St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, a 19th-century building on a low cliff looking out to the estuary. Take a moment to reflect inside the peaceful, simple interior before walking down to the nearby beach.

Watch dolphins skim across the Moray Firth at Chanonry Point. The playful creatures come here to feed and are most commonly seen at high tide throughout the year. From the lighthouse at the tip of the point, admire views in both directions along the firth. Play a few rounds of golf on the scenic peninsula's course, which is over 100 years old.

Fortrose is about a 35-minute drive from Inverness Airport, which receives flights from major U.K. cities including London, Manchester and Belfast. Each season offers different reasons to visit Fortrose and the Black Isle. Enjoy the crisp and clear mornings of fall or the longer and warmer days of summer.

Top Hotels in Fortrose

Flowerburn Holiday Homes
Flowerburn Holiday Homes
3.5 out of 5
Eathie Road, Rosemarkie, Fortrose, Scotland
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Situated near the beach, this cottage is within 1 mi (2 km) of Fortrose Cathedral, Groam House Museum, and Fairy Glen Reserve. Fortrose & Rosemarkie Golf Club ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (13 reviews)
A beauty in the wild

"A little out of the way but so beautiful it is worth the extra drive"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 9, 2019

Flowerburn Holiday Homes
Watch dolphins swim past from the comfort of the lodge
Watch dolphins swim past from the comfort of the lodge
Fortrose, SCT
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This family-friendly Fortrose chalet is located on the waterfront, within a 10-minute walk of Fortrose & Rosemarkie Golf Club, Rosemarkie Beach, and Groam House ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (29 reviews)
Beautiful location

"Stayed for a week and loved it. We will definitely be staying again."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 12, 2020

Watch dolphins swim past from the comfort of the lodge
Pleasant Point Holiday Cottages
Pleasant Point Holiday Cottages
3.5 out of 5
Pleasant Point, Wester Balmungie, Fortrose, Scotland
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Situated in Fortrose, this cottage is steps from Groam House Museum and Fairy Glen Reserve. Rosemarkie Beach and Moray Firth are also within 5 minutes.

5/5Exceptional! (1 review)

"Really enjoyed our few days away. Property situated outside the little village 5minutes by car. Lots of lovely walks from the villages and nice beaches to wander along. Within twenty minutes several takeaways,bakers and coffee shops. Only downside was the WiFi almost essential when travelling with ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 20, 2020

Pleasant Point Holiday Cottages
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Fortrose

Flowerburn Holiday Homes
Flowerburn Holiday Homes
3.5 out of 5
Eathie Road, Rosemarkie, Fortrose, Scotland

Situated near the beach, this cottage is within 1 mi (2 km) of Fortrose Cathedral, Groam House Museum, and Fairy Glen Reserve. Fortrose & Rosemarkie Golf Club ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (13 reviews)
A beauty in the wild

"A little out of the way but so beautiful it is worth the extra drive"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 9, 2019

Flowerburn Holiday Homes
Watch dolphins swim past from the comfort of the lodge
Watch dolphins swim past from the comfort of the lodge
Fortrose, SCT

This family-friendly Fortrose chalet is located on the waterfront, within a 10-minute walk of Fortrose & Rosemarkie Golf Club, Rosemarkie Beach, and Groam House ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (29 reviews)
Beautiful location

"Stayed for a week and loved it. We will definitely be staying again."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 12, 2020

Watch dolphins swim past from the comfort of the lodge
Pleasant Point Holiday Cottages
Pleasant Point Holiday Cottages
3.5 out of 5
Pleasant Point, Wester Balmungie, Fortrose, Scotland

Situated in Fortrose, this cottage is steps from Groam House Museum and Fairy Glen Reserve. Rosemarkie Beach and Moray Firth are also within 5 minutes.

5/5Exceptional! (1 review)

"Really enjoyed our few days away. Property situated outside the little village 5minutes by car. Lots of lovely walks from the villages and nice beaches to wander along. Within twenty minutes several takeaways,bakers and coffee shops. Only downside was the WiFi almost essential when travelling with ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 20, 2020

Pleasant Point Holiday Cottages
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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