Cromartyshire Visitor Information Guide

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The geography of Cromartyshire means it is easier, and usual, to treat Cromartyshire together with Ross-shire, this is unique in having no single body, built from various estates belonging to George Mackenzie, Earl of Cromarty, in 1685 and 1698, on the East Coast, the West Coast and inland within Ross; twenty-three separated portions in all here you will find Ben Wyvis a vast and sprawling mountain whose isolated position makes it the dominating feature of a wide area of the Highlands, the ascent to its spacious plateau is a reasonably straightforward in good summer conditions by Munro standards with extensive views from the summit, the mountain is located in Easter Ross, north-west of Dingwall, presenting a whale-back shape above the farmland of Strathconon, the ridge is composed of Moine pelitic gneiss.

Here you will find Hugh Miller’s Cottage, Hugh Miller was one of the great Scots of the 19th century, his quests and writings have left a huge legacy of knowledge, from fossil hunter, folklorist, man of faith, stonemason, geologist, editor, writer and social justice campaigner, today the thatched cottage is part of an interactive museum, 22 miles north-east of Inverness.

Get away from it all and enjoy outstanding scenery, amazing glimpses of wildlife in its natural environment and outdoor activities, containing some of Scotland’s most stunning scenery,and vast areas of unspoilt wilderness, ride through the incredible scenic roads with impressive mountains carved by glaciers.

Cromartyshire includes the mountainous district of Coigach, including the port of Ullapool and other, smaller districts and Various parcels of land in between, the main Towns in this region are Ardmair, Cromarty, Kildery, Portmahomack, Ullapool.

The largest town in the county is Ullapool, a scenic nineteenth century fishing town on the west coast and Loch Broom, on the A835 road from Inverness, from here you can catch the ferry to Stornoway on the island of Lewis in the outer Hebrides, then island hop the other islands.

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