Located at the high lands of Scotland is a one of a kind county called Ross-Shire or also known as Ross. It is bordered with Sutherland along with Cromartyshire and Inverness-shire, which are all parts of the highlands of Scotland.
Places to visit while on this county include glorious architectural designs of the past, and nature’s side of perfect scenery. One of these places includes the Dingwall, which is the major town at Ross, and it stands at Cromarty Firth. This town became one of Scotland’s most historical places, because it was once home to the Earls of Ross. Even up to the present, there are still remains of ancient mansions and town houses that were once used by these mighty earls.
Moreover, a very special small island located on the west coast of Ross County is a famous tourist destination for couples and lovers. It is called as the Isle of Ewe, which sounds like a romantic phrase, “I love you!” This island is lined with sand stones and pebbles, and it is overlooking a magnificent blue body of water. It is ideal to take boat trips alongside of this unique spot.
Another site to have a trip in Ross-shire is a town called Tain, which is one of the royal burghs in Ross, and in fact it was dubbed as the oldest burgh in Scotland. Several castles are located within this town, such as the Dunrobin castle, Carbisdale castle, and the Balnagown castle. Famous people born here are Saint Duthac and John Shepherd-Barron, who is thought to be the originator of the Automated Teller Machine or ATM. Products that can be availed from this place are potteries and other ceramics.
A different burgh is also located at the county Ross, and it is called the Fortrose. It is home to the remains of a 13th century cathedral that became a seat of the bishop of Ross-Shire. Moreover, this burgh is special since it offers variety of activities for tourist to enjoy, like golf and a chance to discover bottlenose dolphins along its waters. There are also libraries and an academy located in this place.
THE 15TH OLDEST RECORDED CLUB IN THE WORLD (1793)
A Scottish Golf Championship Venue
This 9-hole course makes the best of the 26 acres it leases from the local estate. There are alternate tees on the back 9 on some holes.
An interesting and challenging feature is the Inverness to Wick and Kyle of Lochalsh railway line which runs through the course adding to the golfers need for accuracy on a number of holes!
Explore ”A Hidden Gem”
This magnificent golfing haven has been named one of the UK’s hidden gems by Golf Monthly, and also dubbed “A hidden Gem in the Highlands” by no lesser person that the late, great Peter Alliss
“Tain is a classic and a “must visit” on any Highland golfing holiday. You will receive a warm welcome as I did.”
Peter Thomson, AO, CBE – 5 times Open Champion 1954, 1955, 1956, 1958, 1965
Surely one of the most picturesque courses you will find, Ullapool Golf Course
is set on the shores of Loch Broom, directly on the North Coast 500, and offers
spectacular views from every hole.