The Black Isle - Glasgow
OverviewThe Black IsleThe Bonnie Black Isle is, on a bright summers day, not black. Nor, on any other day is it an island. Bonnie (Scots for beautiful) however, it assuredly is and it affords the visitor many beautiful views, seascapes, wildlife and places of interest. The Isle is in fact a peninsula strategically lying between the broad expanses of two Firths, Moray and Cromarty.
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The Bonnie Black Isle is, on a bright summers day, not black. Nor, on any other day is it an island. Bonnie (Scots for beautiful) however, it assuredly is and it affords the visitor many beautiful views, seascapes, wildlife and places of interest. The Isle is in fact a peninsula strategically lying between the broad expanses of two Firths, Moray and Cromarty.
Manageable in a morning is a trip to Cromarty, there looking across the narrows, the Suttors of Cromarty and Northwards to the seaboard villages of Easter Ross. Invergordon, still visited by the High Seas Fleet, is one of the best natural deepwater anchorages in Europe and the scene of the only ever recorded mutiny in the British Royal Navy. At Cromarty there is an opportunity to visit the ancient Courthouse and the home of world famous geologist Hugh Miller.
Chanory Point at Fortrose is probably the best viewpoint to catch a glimpse of the Moray Firths colony of Bottlenosed Dolphins if they are to oblige us, as they often do. This is also the historic scene of the ignominious end of Kenneth MacKenzie, the Gaelic Seer who made the mistake of offending the wife of the Earl of Seaforth (Clan MacKenzie) with one of his prophecies. The fact that it came true being no mitigation!
Fortrose Cathedral dates from the 13th century, though it was extended and altered in the 14th and 15th centuries. Charles I tried to encourage repairs in 1626 as part of his attempts to restructure the Church of Scotland on the same lines as the Anglican or English church. Stone was reputedly looted from here by Oliver Cromwell to build his citadel fort in Inverness.
The Priory at Beauly is associated with many prominent luminaries, none more so than Mary, Queen of Scots.
Learn today the significance of a Clootie Well and visit one nearby. Note: Only a distant relative of a Clootie Dumpling.
Inclusions for The Black Isle
- Live commentary on board
- Professional guide
- Hotel/port pickup
- Hotel/port drop-off
- Live entertainment
- Private tour
- Transport by private vehicle
Exclusions for The Black Isle
- Gratuities (optional)
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Driver will pick up from your location and drop off at your required final destination.
- If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
- If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
- If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
- Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
- Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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