Beauly, located in Highland, is situated on the River Beauly and is about ten miles from Inverness. It is located on the Far North railway line. Visitors will find there is much to see and do while in Beauly. The most prominent feature in the area is Beaufort Castle, which is located about three miles south of the town. In addition, there are numerous shops to browse in the immediate area. There are also many eating establishments situated in the local vicinity. Beauly can be easily reached from other towns in the area.
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The Scottish town of Beauly is located within the Scottish Highlands. The town of Beauly is located on the banks of the River Beauly about ten miles to the west of the city of Inverness. The town is located on the railway line that serves the far north. The town of Beauly has a population of about eight hundred and fifty five. The town is part of the area that is covered by the Highland Council.
The main interest within the area is the remains of Beauly Priory that are very beautiful and this was founded in 1230. Reformation the buildings except from the church, which is now ruins, were passed onto Lord Lovat and became part of his estate. The right bank of Beauly River is home to the site for the Lovat Castle and this castle once belonged to the Bissets family.
The castle that is known as Baufort Castle is located about three miles to the south of the town of Beauly and it was the chief seat for the family that was known as the Lovats. The castle is a splendid modern mansion that shows a style that is known as Scottish baronial. The castle occupies a site that was once home to a fortress during the time of Alexander the Second. Several castles replaced the fortress and one of these castles was Castle Dounie. Oliver Cromwell seized the Castle Dounie and the Duke of Cumberland who was known as Prince William burnt it.
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