Beauly - perfect for a day out


The small village of Beauly is a perfect destination for a day out of Inverness. There are many things to do here, from enjoying local food and drink to discovering the rich history of the area. Explore Beauly Priory or fish for salmon in the River Beauly. With many independent shops too, this makes for a great stopoff to buy some unique gifts.

Beauly Priory from the outside.

Beauly Priory

Founded around 1230 by monks of the Valliscaulian order, the remains of Beauly Priory can be explored today. Brought to an end by the reformation in the 1500s, only the Abbey Church remains standing. However this is somewhere you can absorb yourself in the past, and walk the paths trodden by monks hundreds of years ago. Fans of Outlander may be interested to know that Beauly Priory is the location where Claire meets the seer Maisri in the novels.

Fishing on the River Beauly

The Beauly Angling Club was founded during World War II, and has around 7 miles of bank fishing alongside ten named pools. Day and weekly fishing permits for visitors are available to make sure you can enjoy as much fishing as you can fit in on your break! Salmon and sea trout can be found all along the river, which is a beautiful place to spend some time.

Unique shopping in Beauly

Beauly has many independent shops which allow you to take home a slice of the Highlands. Old School Beauly has clothing and jewelry, with many local and ethical brands available. Nearby is Campbells of Beauly, a country tailor and outfitter which has provided clothing to the Royal family. If you are looking for a bit to eat, there are many options. Try Corner on the Square on the High Street. You can sit in and try some delicious local produce, and even buy plenty to take away with you.

Stay with Kingsmills

Beauly is a 25-minute drive from the Kingsmills Hotel, making us a great central hotel to stay when you visit this and all the other towns and villages before returning to one of our luxurious and comfortable rooms. We are both family-friendly and dog-friendly. So, book a stay with us and explore all the fantastic things to do in Inverness and the Highlands. Please contact us if you need any further help or information.

Day tripping near Inverness

After a day of exploring our local towns and villages, head back to our hotel to put your feet up. Enjoy a delicious Scottish meal in one of our restaurants and then sample one of our most famous exports in our Whisky Bar. Get in touch below for more information.

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