The surrounding area is noted for its wildlife. Visitors are very likely to see rare red kites wheeling overhead and the nearby headland at Chanonry Point is a well known local vantage point from which to spot the resident bottle nosed dolphins that frequent these waters. Boat trips to view the dolphins, seals and vast array of seabirds closer to hand are also available nearby. The pretty coastal towns and fishing villages dotted around the Black Isle are truly charming. The historic town of Cromarty is particularly attractive with its winding streets, fascinating court house museum and lovely walks along the water’s edge. It also boasts an excellent selection of restaurants, pubs, cafes and unusual small shops. There is a wealth of activities right on the doorstep, including golf, fishing, horse riding, hill walking, sailing, canoeing and cycling. Old Post Office House is perfectly situated for exploring the whole of the Highland region, yet only 5 minutes drive from Inverness, the Highland capital city. Situated on the banks of the Ness it is an attractive and vibrant city, with an excellent selection of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants, as well as a superb multi million pound theatre complex, multi screen cinema, ice rink and an amazing wild water aqua dome. Artafallie is one of the best situated villages for exploring the Highlands. Head West along the shores of Loch Ness to Fort Willaim, Mallaig and the road to the Isles. To the north is the wild and dramatic scenery of Sutherland and Caithness, and to the south Aviemore and the Cairngorm mountain range.