BEAULY is thought to have been named by Mary Queen of Scots as when she first saw the village, she exclaimed, ‘C’est un beau lieu’, meaning beautiful place. Today Beauly is a thriving, bustling village full of character sitting alongside one of Scotland’s most renowned salmon fishing streams.
DUNROBIN CASTLE, known as the jewel in the crown of the Highlands and has been home to the Dukes and Earls of Sutherland since the 13th century! Perched high on a terrace above the walled gardens with fairytale spires and turrets, it’s the most northerly of Scotland’s great houses and one of the largest.
INVEREWE GARDENS are perched on a remote peninsula on the edge of Loch Ewe. They were created out of bare rock by Osgood Mackenzie in 1862. Now these lush tropical gardens are one of Scotland’s most popular, full of colourful exotic plants from around the world.
Enjoy a STUNNING SCENIC DRIVE with spectacular vistas, passing Loch Maree, Gruinard Bay and the famous Corrieshalloch Gorge. The gorge is a National Nature Reserve, a deep tree-lined chasm rich in flora and fauna.
BEAULY – KYLE OF LOCHALSH TRAIN JOURNEY, this railway was built in 1897 to improve public transport to the north-west of Scotland. From Beauly station the train meanders through some truly magnificent and dramatic scenery to the Kyle of Lochalsh, where the line ends at the water’s edge.