Cromarty

Highland | Village | ★★

[Cromarty from the coast path to the east]

Once an important port with a vital ferry link across the Cromarty Firth to all points north, Cromarty has been turned into a backwater you have to make a little effort to get to since the bypassing of almost the entire Black Isle region by the A9. Though its importance may have waned - even the ferry now only runs in high season - the place still has several strings to its bow, both in the village itself and around the scenic headland to the east. Allow the best part of a day to take it all in, including the museums and walk listed below.

[View across to Nigg from the Cromarty Ferry departure point (30/7/13)]

Location & info

📌 Cromarty ★★
Highland, G.R.: NH 787676 ///tram.plunge.muffin

🚶 All the village sights (and the start point for our featured walk) are clustered around the centre of the village.
🚌 Apart from the summer car ferry to Nigg, there's a bus service from Inverness via Fortrose.



See & do (<1 mi away)

📌 Cromarty Courthouse Museum ★★
💬 Cromarty's former, err, courthouse, dating to 1776 and full of exhibits relating to both the courthouse and the surrounding villages.
Church Street, 5-min walk east of Cromarty village centre, G.R.: NH 789674 ///surprises.date.captive
Open afternoons only, early April to late October (2019) | Free

📌 Cromarty Ferry ★★
💬 Tiny car and passenger ferry crossing seaward end of the firth, with good dolphin spotting opportunities.
Southern dock is off Bank Street, Cromarty village centre, G.R. NH 787678 ///deck.winning.adapt
Open daily, June to mid September | £9.50 (car + driver) for single ticket

📌 Hugh Miller's Birthplace Cottage & Museum ★★
💬 Thatched former home of the 19th century geologist and writer Hugh Miller, and adjacent museum about his life and interests.
Church Street, 5-min walk east of Cromarty village centre, G.R: NH 790674 ///hides.nursery.uproot
Open afternoons only, late March to September; Saturday to Monday afternoons in October | £6.50 adult / £5.50 child / free for National Trust for Scotland members

>> Walk: Cromarty, coast & caves ★★

[The coastline east of Cromarty has plenty of impressive rock architecture]

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