Beauly Priory is now in the care of Historic Environment Scotland.
The Poet John Keats wrote a (very!) long poem about the Priory. Here is just one verse:
‘In silent barren Synod met,
Within those roofless walls where yet
The shafted arch and carved fret
Cling to the ruin,
The brethren's skulls mourn, dewy wet,
Their creed's undoing.’
The priory is open daily during daylight hours free of charge.
The lovely little town of Beauly with its stepped merkat cross and handsome town square is located at the mouth of the Beauly Firth and marks the south-western boundary of the Black Isle's 'neck' (the north-western boundary is the bridge at Conon Bridge). It is curious that it is located in a different county (Inverness-shire) from the rest of the Black Isle (Ross and Cromarty).
Postcode for Satnav: IV4 7DY
Hidden Black Isle offers you the chance to tailor-make your own trail around the Black Isle based on your direction of travel and the time you have available. Please note this trail is curated by Verity Walker as part of the Kirkmichael Trust's 2016/7 partnership project with the Black Isle Tourism Team. All information provided is accurate as far as we know. Additions and corrections welcome. You can contact Verity here.