About the Area
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.
Where is Ross-shire
Ross-shire stretches from the North Sea coast to the Atlantic coast, standing between Inverness-shire and Sutherland. It is a severe, mountainous region dominated by the Northwest Highlands. Physically it is divided into Easter Ross and Wester Ross. The coast of Wester Ross is deeply indented with craggy sealochs and with scattered islands. Easter Ross has a gentler coast with fertile land, notably on the Black Isle between the Cromarty Firth and the Beauly Firth. The county town is Dingwall at the head of the Cromarty Firth. Ross-shire also includes the Isle of Lewis. Lewis is largely low-lying, the whole middle covered in peat, its only town being Stornoway on the east coast. Scattered across Ross-shire are enclaves of Cromartyshire.