Beauly is a tiny market town lying 10 miles to the west of Inverness. It is the place where the River Beauly flows into the Firth. As beautiful as the place is the legend revolving it. According to this legend, Mary, Queen of Scots was so fascinated by the place that she cried "Ah, quel beau lieu!" which means "What a beautiful place"! and hence its name.
Towards the north end of the market town visitors can find the ruin of Beauly Priory. Founded way back in the 13th century, this building which was proof of the rich ecclesiastical heritage of Scotland was destroyed along with many others during the Reformation. Nearby is the Beauly Centre.
Around Beauly: Four miles to the east is the Moniack Castle Winery, four miles to the north is the Glen Ord Distillery and five miles to the south is Aigas, a fish lift.
River Beauly is one of the best salmon-fishing rivers in Scotland.
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