In & Around

Mandeville is located by the harbour of Cromarty. (See photos.) Situated on the green and fertile Black Isle, to the north of Inverness, Cromarty has historical and strategic importance, being the birthplace of writer and archaelologist Hugh Miller and being situated on the south shores of the Cromarty Firth, a natural deep water harbour.

Cromarty has been made famous by the 19th century Scottish geologist and writer, Hugh Millar. Hugh Millar was born in Cromarty and collected fossils, in particular fossil fish, from the local beaches. You can trace his footsteps on the local geological trail, and search for your own fossil fish!

Although the size of a village, Cromarty is classed as a town. Its former courthouse is now a museum and its once bustling harbour is now home to the Cromarty Sailing Club.

Some of the sights, facilities and things to do within Cromarty include:

Sutor Creek Cafe Sutor Creek Restaurant Couper's Creek Cafe Couper’s Creek CafĂ©
Cromarty Arts Trust Cromarty Arts Trust Ecoventures Boat Trips Ecoventures Boat Trips
Cromarty Court House Cromarty Court House Cromarty Pottery Cromarty Pottery
Hugh Miller Hugh Miller Fossil Hunting Fossil Hunting
Cromarty Harbour Cromarty Harbour Salsa Classes Salsa Classes