Cathedral in Easter Ross & Black Isle
Fortrose Cathedral is thought to have been first built in the early 13th century and was the seat of the medieval Scottish diocese of Ross until the Reformation. It was extended and altered in the 14th and 15th centuries, but largely demolished on Cromwell’s orders in the 17th century. Today only the chapter house and the nave’s south aisle still stand and the outline of the remainder of the cathedral complex was revealed by excavations in 1873. The remains of the Cathedral are now a Scheduled Monument in the care of Historic Environment Scotland.
Fortrose has a pretty harbour, reached by narrow, twisting roads and a secluded and peaceful beach. The town shares an historic golf course with the neighbouring village of Rosemarkie.
Open all year, 9.30am and 5.30pm in the summer and 10am to 4pm in the winter.