Looking for a base for an arts, environmental or educational focused retreat?

Get away from it all in idyllic Cromarty, the perfect place to lose yourself in learning a new skill or developing a current one by immersing yourselves in this very special corner of the Highlands.

You can come as  a group, bringing your own tutors or workshop leaders or come along to participate in on of the many events and activities arranged by Cromarty Arts Trust.

We have three historic buildings in Cromarty. Read more here and on the individual pages.


Old Brewery




Right in the heart of the town at 19 Bank Street, sits Ardyne House - the Cromarty Arts Trust office/HQ but also the home of more comfortable but still affordable accommodation for those wishing to pursue their own studies/art/writing. 



The magnificent 18th century sandstone building on the edge of town is the perfect location for retreats, study workshops or groups that wish to experience and learn about the landscape, ecology, history and wildlife of the area.  Find out more here. Old Brewery

We very much regret that the Old Brewery is not disabled access friendly at this time. All bedrooms are only accessed via stairs.

The Stables

This imposing Georgian building was converted in 1995 to accommodate a Gallery, West Wing area, ground floor artists’ studios.

To make an enquiry or booking, please email info@cromartyartstrust.org.uk or phone us on 01381 600354. We regret that we cannot allow pets (other than assistance dogs) in any of the buildings. Thank you for your understanding.

Why Cromarty?

Consistently voted as one of the most desirable places to live and top destinations to visit in Scotland, many that arrive in this small seaport at the tip of the Black isle peninsula find themselves reluctant to leave.

Not only will you find a friendly, vibrant community but stunning scenery, woodland walks, sandy beaches, spectacular architecture, history & museums, resident Bottlenose Dolphin colony, award-winning, independent eateries, shops and galleries, cinema, tennis court & bike hire, regular public transport links...the list goes on! 


Here are some useful links to make the most out of your stay:

Cromarty Live - a one-stop shop for all that's going on
Ecoventures - dolphin and wildlife watching trips
The Friends of Hugh Miller - insightful website including local walks
Hugh Miller's Cottage - fascinating NTS museum
Cromarty Courthouse Museum - captivating and interactive free museum
Black Isle Info - loads of info on the wider area

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Contact Information

19 Bank Street, Cromarty
IV11 8YE Scotland

T: 01381 600354


Cromarty Arts Trust is recognised as a Scottish Charity number SC003018

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