Local Attractions

The Grouse & Trout is centrally located to enjoy a number of attractions including the NC500. We have merely listed a few below

Tomintoul Distillery

Tomintoul is within the whisky producing region of Speyside, famous for making great tasting whiskies. The area surrounding Tomintoul is of astounding natural beauty, with an array of flora and fauna specific to the region. Many of Scotland’s most endangered species are protected in the wilderness here.

Cruise Loch Ness

These guys are the real reason why we’re the best. Just don’t tell them.

Between them they’ll have easily travelled over half a million miles on Loch Ness – our back garden. They know every inch of the loch and like nothing more than telling you everything about it, in great and minute detail. As you read this, Ricky or Marcus will probably be chewing someone’s ear off. “Let me tell you about the time I saw Nessie.” One day that lucky person could be you.

Loch Ruthven

RSPB Sanctuary where between April & August you can see the beautiful and the larges breeding population in Britain of the rare Slavonian Grebe. The RSPB hide is open throughout the year for watching the loch & recording a wide variety of birds.

Inspired by nature

Dolphin Spirit Inverness

See the world’s most northerly population of bottlenose dolphins in the Moray Firth. An experience made all the more enjoyable by the stability and space of the boat, Dolphin Spirit.

This purpose-built passenger vessel offers all-round visibility and exceptional comfort for up to 70 dolphin watchers on two decks. Your journey starts at Inverness Marina, where it’s easy to park your car.

Dores Beach

Dores Beach is one of the best viewpoints of Loch Ness – from here you can see all the way down the famous Loch and you will see why this is a favourite spot for anyone hoping to catch a glimpse of Nessie!

A visit to Dores Beach can be combined with a circular walk along the shoreline to Torr Point and Aldourie and back to the village.

Inverness Cathedral

Open, Welcoming, Prayerful


The Cathedral is the Mother Church of the Diocese of Moray, Ross and Caithness and is the seat of the Most Revd Mark Strange, Bishop of this Diocese and Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church.

We hope that you will enjoy your visit to our website, and you are most welcome. The Cathedral holds a significant part in Scottish Church History and last year in 2019, we celebrated 150 years of the building being completed and ready for people to worship and to pray here.

We hope you find everything you need to know to worship here or to visit, but please do be in touch if we can help through our contact us pages.

With every blessing

Culloden Battlefield

Powerfully emotive and atmospheric battlefield where the 1745 Jacobite Rising came to a tragic end.

  • Experience the powerful emotions of the Battle of Culloden in our visitor centre’s 360-degree battle immersion theatre, which puts you right in the heart of the action.