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Cromarty - Good Place to Stay?

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Cromarty - Good Place to Stay?

I'm looking to stay on the Black Isle in June initially looked at Fortrose and Rosemarkie but no self catering available. Found somewhere in Cromarty. Does anyone know what's there - where to eat/anywhere with real ale? Is there a bus service?

Thanks in advance to any help

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I havn't heard of anywhere to eat in Cromarty.

Real Ale-Tour around the Black Isle Brewery.

Check the Traveline site for buses.

I would consider basing yourself in Inverness and taking a short day trip to Cromarty. There are very good eating places in Inverness. Cafe1 and Rocpool are very enjoyable places to eat.

Check out www.visitscotland.com for Bed and Breakfasts in Inverness.

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I can't help you about eating.

Have checked the Good Beer Guide but there is nothing listed for Cromarty. (Large parts of Scotland are a real ale desert.) The only real ale pubs listed are the Anderson in Fortrose. I think this does food.

Plough Inn in Rosemarkie (serves food. Booking advised.) There are several real ale pubs in Inverness but that probably isn't of much help.

Failing that there is the Black Isle Brewery as Kirsty has already flagged up. Their shop is open Mon-Sat 10-6. Sundays 11-6. You may need to stock up on bottles there. They also do tours.


The bus service isn't much better. Buses are run by Bluebird. I've not been able to find any details of services around the Black Isle. There is a daily service to Inverness Retail Park and one service a day on Mon, Wed and Fri to Dingwall.

Use the form here for North Kessock Tourist Information Centre to see if you can get more detailed information.


Alternatively, Inverness Tourist Information may be able to help.

E-mail: info@visitscotland.com

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Thank you for your help. Have looked again at the options and staying in Inverness is definitely the best idea.

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You might want to reconsider. Cromarty is a beautiful little town with a picturesque harbour, a little car ferry which only takes one car, beautiful views and coastal walks out to the headlands. As far as food goes, I can't vouch for the pubs but the Sutor Creek is an excellent little restaurant and cafe on the harbour side.

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Stay in Rosemarkie, the Plough Inn, Andersons, Crofters, Eilhan Dubh pubs / restaurants all within walking distance, no need for transport once you're here. Fairy Glen, Chanonry Point for walks and dolphins, an excellent golf course and Learnie red Rock Cycle tracks just up the road.

For somewhere to stay if you need larger self-catering, with fantastic views and two minutes walk from the pub/beach try http://www.lhhscotland.com/property?id=2396

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Cromarty's charming & Sutor Creek's my pick of the local eateries...everything from pizza baked in their wood-fired oven to fresh scottish lobster.

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