Beauly is located on the north bank of River Beauly 10 miles to the west of Inverness in Scotland. The main attraction is Beauly Priory or the Priory Church established in 1230 by John Bisset. This attractive town got its name from the French word “beau lieu” means beautiful place. It is also said that the name came from a comment made by Mary Queen of Scots when she visited here, she was much impressed by the place.
Local Sights & Activities for Beauly
Four miles east of Beauly, at Balchraggan just off the main Inverness road, is Moniack Castle Winery, where you can try a whole range of wines, including elderflower and birch. Info - Mon-Sat 1000-1700.
Four miles to the north is the Glen Ord Distillery, on the outskirts of Muir of Ord, just off the A832. Info - Mar-Oct Mon-Fri 0930-1700; Jul-Sep also Sat 0930-1700 and Sun 1230-1700. Tel. 01463-872004. Take a bus from Inverness or the train.
The River Beauly is one of Scotland's best salmon-fishing rivers, and five miles south of Beauly at Aigas is a fish lift, where you can watch salmon bypass the dam with the aid of technology. Info - Mon-Fri 1000-1500.
There is an interesting local holiday company that offers
Belladrum Festival is an eagerly anticipated landmark in the Scottish festival calendar.
Northern festival with great line-up and fantastic super friendly atmosphere. The big family festival with a real focus on emerging musicians
Beauly Hotels & Accommodation
The most expensive place to stay is The Priory Hotel, on the main street, Tel. 782309. Late Rooms Availability for Priory Hotel in Beauly
The best food is at the Lovat Arms Hotel, which offers cheap meals in the bar or an expensive 4-course dinner in the restaurant. Otherwise, you could try the Beauly Tandoori on The Square, Tel. 782221, for a cheap curry; or the Friary for an even cheaper fish supper.