Our shop is situated in Beauly - an attractive village about 10 miles west of Inverness, right on the route of the North Coast 500. Beauly is said to have got its name in the 16th century when visited by Mary Queen of Scots. She (a french speaker) commented 'C'est un beau lieu' (what a beautiful place).
Beauly has beautiful flower displays, and has been winner of Scotland in Bloom, and even Britain in Bloom (the large village section).
Home to award-winning shops and cafes it has all the essentials: post office, a butcher, a baker, a jeweller, an antiques shop, a chemist, an iron monger, two gift shops and two galleries. The historic Campbell's Tweed shop is legendary and still makes estate tweed outfits for many of the Highland estates, and visiting royalty!
The remains of the Beauly priory is an interesting place to visit, and is a location mentioned in the Outlander books by Diana Gabaldon.
Beauly has many fine buildings around its square and the amazing Lovat Arms Hotel building is particularly splendid.
The river Beauly is highly rated as a salmon-fishing river and there is good fishing along the coast of the Beauly Firth too.
In August 2018 we saw the return to the village of the street market in the form of Bright Beauly Fair. This was a lively event with lots of craft-workers selling their wares, food stands, live music and theatrical performances, followed by a ceilidh dance in the Phipps Hall. In 2019 another successful event was held, this time indoors in the Phipps Hall on Saturday 10th August.
For suggestions of Things To Do in Beauly and the area visit our What To Do Page.
Each Thursday in the Summer there is an evening of entertainment in the village square with a Pipe Band and Highland Dancers.
Are there public toilets in Beauly?
Yes, the public toilets are at the east end of the village square beside The Old School Beauly shop.
Where can I get WiFi in Beauly?
Free WiFi is available for customers in Cafe Biagiotti on the north side of the Beauly Square.
Are there any cashpoints in Beauly?
There is a cashpoint at the Scotmid supermarket in the centre of Beauly, and one at the Co-op on the west end of the village.
Are there any short walks from Beauly?
You can go down to the river Beauly via Ferry Road, or up Croyard Road you can access a short walk at Cnoc Na Rath.