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Getting to Beauly & Exploring Beyond

Getting To Beauly by Car

Beauly is reached from the East (Inverness) by the A862 which follows the coastline, and offers unparalleled views of the North at Clachnaharry, Bunchrew and approaching Inchmore. 

Beauly is reached from the North (Muir of Ord) by the same A862, which can be joined from the East-West A835 from Ullapool to Tore. 

Exploring by Car

Discover the North Coast 500 -a route of just over 500 miles  of stunning coastal scenery and a wealth of unforgettable experiences; one of the world’s most beautiful road trips.

The Black Isle is a beautiful peninsula joining the Highlands mainland at Beauly, and offering stunning views on it’s circular coastal route along the Moray and Cromarty Firths. There is much to explore here – villages, beaches, woodland walks, dolphin spotting and more. Free maps at

Getting to Beauly by Train

There are 11 direct trains from Inverness to Beauly each day between 07:00 and 21:06. The average journey time is 15 minutes.

Trains also run from Dingwall (North) to Beauly between 07:08 and 22:58. Find out more at

Beauly Train Station is a short (10 minutes maximum) walk by foot along Station Road to Beauly Holiday Home. 

Exploring by Train

Boarding northbound trains at Beauly offers the opportunity to travel directly to Dingwall, Evanton, Tain and Wick/Thurso in the far north. Find out more here.

At Beauly stationyou can also  board trains for the West Highlands taking in Garve, Strathcarron, Plockton and arriving at Kyle of Lochalsh. Find out what to see and timetables here.

Buses to/From Beauly

Several services stop in Beauly at the Co-op on Station Road (the A862) and at the Square in the town centre and directly adjacent to Beauly Holiday Home. These services include the 28, 28A and 28B  bewtween Inverness and Dingwall, the 44 and 44A between Muir of Ord and Tomich, the 46 from Inverness and the 47 from Dingwall, and the 118, 127 and x28 all from Inverness. All these are  operated by Stagecoach Highlands.

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Exploring by Bus

A little more planning and organisation is required to explore the local area by public bus services. Many routes originate in Inverness, and only some services pass through Beauly (see Buses to/from Beauly). There are private day trips available to review on TripAdvisor, but travelling by public service is cheaper, if a little harder. The Highlands are sparsely populated so services are infrequent and ensuring a return or round trip with time to explore will take effort. Check all timetables carefully at