- Rosemarkie Latitude: 57.591430 Longitude: -4.114783
- Rosemarkie Postcode IV10
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Rosemarkie lies a quarter of a mile east of the town of Fortrose, The two town's make up the Royal Burgh Of Fortrose and Rosemarkie, situated either side of the Chanonry Ness about twelve miles north-east of Inverness offering accommodation to suite all budgets, from Bed and Breakfast Hotels, Hostel's and self catering properties the town fronts on a wide picturesque bay, with views of Fort George and the Moray Firth, it has one of the finest beaches on the Moray Firth Coast Line.
Rosemarkie is probably best known for its collection of finely carved pictish stones the 8th-9th century sculptures, found in and around the village churchyard, are displayed in the Groam House Museum, a converted 18th-century town-house, from the town you can bike ride, miles of graded mountain bike trails with great views over the Moray Firth, and see bottle-nose dolphins, ride the ferry to the Black Isle, being a haven for wild life, seabirds like guillemots and cormorants and the odd seal and otter too, wild flowers and sea life, including Britain's largest school of wild dolphins, cycle through ancient woodland and castle ruins.
The fairy glen walk has sheltered paths between sandstone cliffs and waterfalls to protect you from the cold, there are bluebells in spring, lush green leaves in summer, autumn colour and lovely birds all year, There are earth pillars in the gorge, left as the burn eroding soft deposits, From the upper waterfall you have the choice of returning to Rosemarkie either by your outward path or by walking down the A832 a great walk for ramblers Rosemarkie is ideally situated for touring the North of Scotland with its many types of accommodation on offer from Bed and Breakfast Hotels, Hostel's and self catering properties, the Isle of Skye, and the fishing ports of Ullapool and Gairloch are all within easy drive of here.