Muir of Ord is a small village in the Highlands of Scotland, on the western border of the Black Isle. It is nine miles west of the city of Inverness, near the southern banks of Logie Burn. The Black Isle is not an island, but a rugged peninsula surrounded by the Cromarty Firth, the Beauly Firth, and the Moray Firth. It is known for its wild forests, stunning beaches and resident pod of dolphins. From your holiday cottage in Muir of Ord, take a wander into the village centre, where you will discover a peaceful rural community. There is a grocery, a couple of cafes, and the Old Arms Hotel, where the bar is the perfect place to try local whiskies. Near the railway station, Castle Hill Henge, or Muir of Ord Fort, is a Neolithic or Bronze Age monument. On the edge of the village, a short stroll from holiday cottages in Muir of Ord, the Glen of Ord distillery is one of the few remaining whisky distilleries on the Black Isle. One of the country’s largest agricultural shows, the Black Isle Show, is held every August, near the village. Nearby, on the northern edge of the peninsula, Cromarty is known for its medieval merchant houses and pretty fishermen’s cottages.

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Orrinside is truly Scottish. The rural cottage near Muir of Ord in Ross-Shire sits at the foot of the Scottish Highlands and offers whisky Masterclasses. The pet-friendly cottage also boasts beautiful grounds, authentic décor, a hot tub and open fire, plus accessibility for people with disabilities.

Recommended Places to Visit on Holiday in Muir of Ord

Glen of Ord Singleton Distillery and Whisky ShopDon’t miss the opportunity to take a tour of this Black Isle distillery, before picking up a bottle of your favourite whisky at the shop.

Landmark Forest Adventure ParkChildren will love the dinosaurs at this popular attraction, near Carrbridge.

Speyside FalconryHave a close encounter with an incredible bird of prey at this family-friendly attraction.

Inverness Museum and Art GalleryDelve into the history of this fascinating city, and view work by local artists.

Ness Islands RailwayTake a ride on the UK’s most northerly miniature railway, in Whin Park, Inverness.