Beauly is a small town on the River Beauly, near Inverness. An excellent Highland base with many attractions, popular with history lovers and hill walkers alike.
Lying close to Inverness and Loch Ness, it is the perfect place to stay for a walking holiday in the Highlands. And with links to Mary Queen of Scots and the Lovat Fraser clan, it is surrounded in history and legend. Most famous its 13th century priory, located in the village.
Beauly Priory is the oldest surviving structure in the town, dating from 1230. Although in ruins, parts of the abbey remain, along with many burial monuments and tombs. There is also an ancient elm tree in the grounds, believed to be one of the oldest in Europe.
Beaufort Castle, although not open to the public, is an impressive building from the outside. A walk along the River Beauly offers amazing views. The current castle was built in 1880, however there has been a castle on that site since the 1100s.