Historic Beauly

The name Beauly is thought to come from the words of Mary Queen of Scots when she stayed there in 1564, ‘un beau lieu’ (What a beautiful place).

It is indeed a beautiful place and a great place for a break with a range of excellent traditional shops and places to eat. The town has far reaching history with traces of people living there from 2000BC. However the inception of the Priory in the early 13th Century secured it position in history and leaves a lasting tribute to the village with the elm at the entrance to the graveyard believed to be the oldest elm in Europe at 800 years old.

The local pipe band and Highland dancers perform every Thursday night in the summer in Beauly sqaure.

Beauly in the Scottish HighlandsThe Priory BeaulyScottish Pipers on Beauly High Street


Struan Lodge is a Canadian style self catering lodge built on the outskirts of the picturesque village of Beauly in Scotland. If you are looking for good quality accommodation in a rural setting in the North of Scotland you've found it. Our self-catering accommodation is on the NC500 route and is a perfect base for those looking to explore the historic North East of Scotland.