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Beauly, Dingwall, Loch Ness and The Black Isle. 1 GLEN ORD DISTILLERY A visit to Glen Ord, on the edge of the Black Isle west of Inverness, is a delight to both the eye and the palate. Watch our distillers at work creating a magical malt whisky OPEN Jan - Mar Mon Fri 11am - 4pm. Easter Fri/Sat & Mon 10am - 5pm. (Sun 12-5pm) Apr - Oct Mon - Sat 10am - 5pm. Also Sun (Jun to Aug): 12noon - 5pm. Nov - Dec Mon - Fri 11am 4pm Christmas & New Year Please call for details. Muir of Ord, Ross-shire, IV6 7UJ Tel: 01463 872004 HOOTANANNY CEILIDH BAR LIVE SCOTTISH MUSIC EVERY NIGHT Scottish Music Pub of the year 2010, “Winner of ICA Pub of the Year” 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 Best Scottish home made food. Ceilidh every Saturday 2.30pm to 4.30pm 67 Church St IV1 1ES Tel:01463 233651 (Map Grid: B2) 3 EDEN COURT THEATRE AND CINEMA. In the heart of Inverness, Eden Court boasts a magnificent riverside setting and stunning views of the River Ness. Eden Court is the main entertainment venue in the Highlands with two theatres, two cinemas, two dance studios, the stunning 19th century Bishops Palace and chapel, as well as a superb café/bar and restaurant. The building is a hub of activity with over 400 live theatre performances each year, over 2000 cinema screenings each year and over 60 classes and activities each week. 4 Bishops Road, Inverness IV3 5SA Box Office Tel: 01463 234 234 (Map Grid Ref: C1) 7 BRODIE CASTLE. Impressive castle contains fine furniture, porcelain and a major collection of English and Dutch paintings. Woodland walk and wildlife hides. Shop, wild garden, children’s adventure playground and picnic area. OPEN: Castle 24 March-30 Apr daily 10.30-4.30 1 May -30 Jun, Sun to Thurs 10.30-4.30, 1 Jul to 31 Aug 10.30-5pm. 1 Sept to 31 Oct Sun to Thur 11.00-4.30. Last tour 1hr before close. Grounds OPEN all year. Off A96, 24miles East of Inverness. IV36 2TE Tel: 0844 493 2156 THE LOCH NESS MONSTER The first recorded sighting of the monster was by St Columba in 565AD It was not until 1933 that the monster became famous as the world newspapers reported the story. There are a remarkable number of eye witness accounts. So keep your eyes peeled, you never know you may be lucky to spot the monster. A82 lay-bys give different viewing angles of Loch Ness, so be prepared to pull off and enjoy the spectacle (Don’t forget your camera!). 9 2 CAWDOR CASTLE A romantic fairy-tale castle and home of the Thanes of Cawdor since 1370. The dramatic medieval tower, turrets, battlements and drawbridge belie an enchanting interior of fine art work, tapestries and furniture. Stunning grounds, beautiful gardens, woodland nature trails, putting green and short 9-hole golf course make Cawdor a memorable day out for all the family. The Courtyard Café offers a mouth-watering menu and the shops an exciting range of gifts. IV12 5RD. Tel: 01667 404401.OPEN 1st May to 6th Oct, 10am to 5.30pm.Last admission 5pm. 5 HUGH MILLER BIRTHPLACE COTTAGE AND MUSEUM presents Hugh Miller’s many talents, including stonemason, geologist, writer, editor and church reformer through a variety of exhibitions. The C17th thatched cottage where Hugh was born in 1802, has an audio tour which tells of its history. OPEN 23 March to 30 Sep, daily 12 to 5, 1 to 31 Oct, Thurs and Fri 12 to 5. Tel: 0844 493 2158 Church St Cromarty. IV11 8XA NEW ERA CRUISES Eco-friendly boat trips on the Beauly Firth from North Kessock. Fine scenery plus a good chance to see dolphins and other wildlife. Up to 8 passengers. Duration approximately 40 minutes. Most days May - September subject to weather and tide. Look for the boat at North Kessock or phone 07732 837216 to arrange for same or next day. 6 CULLODEN BATTLEFIELD (NTS). The battle lines have been redrawn at the Culloden battlefield. With the Site restored as closely as possible to that seen on that fateful day in April 1746, Culloden now boasts a visitor centre and exciting interactive exhibition. Follow characters who were actually involved in the battle in the exhibition, experience the true horror of the battle in the 360 degree immersive film, take a battlefield tour, and watch the daily Living History presentations. Battlefield Visitor centre Exhibition, Licensed restaurant, Shop: OPEN 1 Feb to 31 Mar daily 10 to 4pm, 1 Apr to 31 May daily 9 to 5.30pm, 1 Jun to 31 Aug daily 9 to 6pm, 1 Sep to 31 Oct daily 9 to 5.30pm, 1 Nov to 23 Dec daily 10 to 4. Site: OPEN all year daily. On B9006, 5 miles East of Inverness IV2 5EU. Tel 0844 4932159. 8 For Further information contact 01796 473335 or VISIT Explore Scotland at 1

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