Top 10 Things to do in Alness, United Kingdom (UK)

December 26, 2017 Kaleigh Reichenbach

Alness (/ɔːlˈnɛs/, awl-NIS; Scottish Gaelic: Alanais) is a town and civil parish in Ross and Cromarty, Scotland. It lies near the Cromarty Firth, with the town of Invergordon 3 miles to the east, and the village of Evanton 4 miles to the south west. The parish has a population of 5,310, although the census locality, which includes part of the parish of Rosskeen, has a population of 5,186.
Restaurants in Alness

1. The Dalmore Distillery

Alness, Alness IV17 0UT, Scotland +44 1349 882362
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4 based on 134 reviews

The Dalmore Distillery

Reviewed By Ddbreckel - Canterbury

This distillery’s tour was so much fun and informative. I learned more details about the whole process than any other tour I’ve taken. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Guide wasn’t just reciting from a cue card. She was engaging and could answer any question we threw at her. Lovely place, good parking.

2. Invergordon Shore Excursions and Tours

1 Pine Lodge | Kindeace, Invergordon IV18 0LL, Scotland
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5 based on 110 reviews

Invergordon Shore Excursions and Tours

Reviewed By lewwen31 - Salisbury, Maryland

We had a great day with Nigel, Our family of 6 took the Scottish Highlands tour. We loved every minute of the tour. Nigel was very professional and friendly. We especially liked the falconry show! He returned us to the ship on time!

3. Fyrish Monument

Fyrish Hill | nur durch 2 Stündige Wanderung zu Fuß erreichbar, Evanton, Scotland
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4.5 based on 64 reviews

Fyrish Monument

Reviewed By CriticCasual - United Kingdom

We enjoyed this late afternoon walk despite the weather meaning we missed out on the nice view at the top. It was dry and warm so it was nice to walk through the woods and from the car park on the well marked path with some steep ish parts to the top but well worth it. The most difficult part is finding the car park which is not well signposted from the main road.

Harbour Workshop Bank Street | Victoria Place, Cromarty IV11 8YE, Scotland
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5 based on 294 reviews

EcoVentures

Boat trips from the beautiful village of Cromarty. Wildlife regularly encountered includes; the resident colony of Bottlenose Dolphins, Seals, Seabirds and the occasional Minke Whale. Daily sailings from Easter through until October weather permitting. Booking highly recommended.

Reviewed By Martin D - Huntingdon, England, United Kingdom

Visited after a colleague recommended it, not disappointed, staff welcoming and friendly, we were kitted up just right for the trip. It’s not just about dolphins there was some nice points of interest in the local area given to us. We were fortunate enough to get to Close to dolphins and had a great view. The rib was comfortable and surprisingly despite the sea being choppy no sea sickness was felt and usually I sure quite bad. Will certainly be returning!

5. Rosemarkie Beach

Marine Terrace, Rosemarkie IV10 8UL, Scotland
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4.5 based on 123 reviews

Rosemarkie Beach

Reviewed By Linda G - Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Magical place, two sets of falls one above the first one you come to , there's a fallen tree which you hammer a coin into I'm guessing that the reason is to make a wish.
The walk seems very quick as it's so lovely, can be slightly muddy but not difficult.
Young children would love it here as it has such a wonderful magical feel about it.
As far as I'm concerned it's a must see.

6. Dolphin Trips Avoch

High Street | Pierhead, Avoch IV9 8PT, Scotland
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4.5 based on 156 reviews

Dolphin Trips Avoch

Reviewed By glasg0w_lass - Glasgow, UK

Lady that serves you at the counter is very helpful and kind. They provide capes (to protect from sea spray) if required.
The boat itself was entirely fine for the trip but it's quite old. There are sufficient life jackets on the boat, however these are not put on as a precaution. In addition, although the captain tries to tell you about the area, it is very very difficult to hear him.
We saw 3 seals, gannets diving and one dolphin playing in front of a big ship.
The captain constantly tried to look for animals, scanning the surface and using binoculars. Once he spotted the dolphin in front of the ship, he put the boat into high speed so we could try and catch a glimpse.

7. Wildwoodz Paintball, Lasertag and Archery Park

Littleburn, Munlochy IV8 8PD, Scotland
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5 based on 182 reviews

Wildwoodz Paintball, Lasertag and Archery Park

Wildwoodz is the Highland's Premier Paintball, Archery and Lasertag Venue. The only Visit Scotland 5 Star graded Activity Centre in the whole of the Highlands and also the closest paintball venue to Inverness with easy access from all over the highlands.If you're looking for an exciting day out with friends or family - you can rely on Wildwoodz to create memories that will last. New for 2016! Axe throwing and Bushcraft!

Reviewed By Keri W - Inverness

10 Xbox mad almost and teenage boy's took on the fresh air pursuit of lazertag, Dave you were a legend, their word's, absolutely fantastic time had by all, highly recommend, great fun in a safe environment. Picture of the birthday boy.Thanks Keri. I had a great afternoon with the boys and their armchair gun skills. We’d love to have them back any time. Thanks for the awesome review - it’s really appreciated.

8. Chanonry Point

Chanonry Ness, Fortrose IV10 8SD, Scotland
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4.5 based on 587 reviews

Chanonry Point

Reviewed By Lynsey H - Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

We drove out to Chanonry Point in the evening, had some takeaway food from a nearby chip shop in the car and looked out over the water- it was a lovely view to enjoy dinner to. After finishing our tea, we went out for a walk initially to find a bin, and ended up walking right down the beach to the area where people had gathered to spot some dolphins. You could see Fort George across the water too, which was interesting.
The walk along the beach was pleasant enough- though not for my ankles due to the uneven pebbles, but my niece seemed to enjoy running about and exploring the rock pools and such. We sat on the beach at the point itself, and there were quite a few people gathered, cameras ready, waiting to see the dolphins. Unfortunately, with a restless 4 year old who really wanted to play in the sea (It was FAR too cold to even consider this) we to decided to make our way back. No dolphins spotted, but the place was nice enough to enjoy without it.
We walked back through the pedestrian path that led back to the carpark and was disappointed to see some dog mess on the path- dog owners should be cleaning up after their pets! Got a few nice photos of the lighthouse which looked quite spooky, and quite enjoyed the place overall.
I'd recommend stopping off if this is on your route, and even more-so as somewhere to eat your chippy tea with a lovely view.

9. Balblair Distillery

Edderton, Tain IV19 1LB, Scotland +44 1862 821273
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5 based on 101 reviews

Balblair Distillery

Balblair Distillery is a whisky distillery located in Edderton, Ross-Shire. It is one of the oldest running Distilleries in Scotland. Founded in 1790, by John Ross, we have been producing award-winning Highland Single Malt Scotch Whiskey since. Every year the distillery manager, John MacDonald, selects the whiskies that have reached the exact point of 'optimum maturation', the peak of perfection. That's why we only create Vintages, times to perfection. Balblair offers tours throughout the day with scheduled tours beginning at 11am and 2pm, we offer impromptu tours where possible so it is always worth calling. Balblair has a range of different Vintages for sale in the shop, as well as a hand selected Single Cask available for Hand Bottling.

Reviewed By GreenThumb331 - Manila, Philippines

We joined this tour with literally zero knowledge about whiskey. It was part of our cruise ship excursion to Invergordon. We had visited, Shin Falls, Dunrobin castle and the town of Golspie before coming here. We were welcomed by the amiable Scottish lady-guide who gave us a short briefing about the distillery. The tour became interesting when she brought us to the production area where we saw the different equipment which was used to make the whiskey. The processes and stages were explained one by one. Some terms were technical.
We were led to the warehouse where the barrels containing the aging whiskey were stored. It takes years to have real fine whiskey. The last part of the tour was a sampling of the whiskey. Balblair whiskey was really extraordinary- Aged to Perfection! We left the place having full appreciation of how whiskey is made and a little tipsy too.

10. The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection)

Fort George, Ardersier, Inverness IV2 7TD, Scotland +44 131 310 8701
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4.5 based on 418 reviews

The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection)

The Highlanders Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection) is situated within the the stunning grounds of Fort George, Nr Inverness, overlooking the Moray Firth. In the summer months the local dolphin school can be seen from the ramparts. The Museum covers three floors of Fort George's former Lieutenant Governors' House. The museum has roughly 20,000 artifacts and an estimated 10,000 documents and photographs. The museum is the largest regimental museum in Scotland, outside Edinburgh.

Reviewed By Rtistik - Ottawa

I am so happy I visited Fort George and the Highlander’s Museum in particular. An outstanding exhibit. The age and condition of the paintings and artifacts blew my mind. The history of this regiment is critically linked to the history of Scotland and of the...MoreWe are really please you enjoyed your visit. Did you manage to visit the Chapel? The Outlander clans, Mackenzie (Seaforth) and Fraser (Lovat Scouts) are part of our display.

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