Where it began?

The Clachnaharry Inn is a 17th Century Coaching Inn which is located in the former fishing village of Clachnaharry. Which is known for its warm hospitality and heritage-rich bar, which is still heavily embodied til today. It has served as a welcoming spot for travelers over the years, maintaining its unique charm and character.

It overlooks the train tracks near Beauly Firth, offering impressive views of the Firth of Moray. This local institution serves a variety of cask ales, draught beers, lagers, and ciders, and is recognized for its informal, friendly and Scottish atmosphere.

The Inn has been celebrated for its highland hospitality, receiving several awards, including the Highlands & Western Isles PUB of the YEAR 2019.

The Clachnaharry
The name origin

For generations, a tale was whispered about the name of Clachnaharry, believed to stem from the Gaelic "Clach na Faire" – the 'watchman's stone.' It was said that this name harked back to ancient times when vigilant townsfolk of Inverness used nearby rocks as sentinels against the unknown. But, as the mists of time cleared, a different story emerged, one penned by Roddy Maclean in his tome "The Gaelic Place Names and Heritage of Inverness." He unveiled that the true origin lies in "Clach na h-Aithrigh," translating to the evocative 'Stone of Repentance.' This revelation spun a new yarn in the rich tapestry of Clachnaharry's history, adding depth and intrigue to its storied past.

The battle of Clachnaharry
The History

The Battle of Clachnaharry in 1454, a pivotal confrontation between the Clan Munro and Clan Mackintosh, stemmed from a conflict over “road collop” or passage money following a Munro cattle raid in Perthshire. Various historical accounts depict the battle differently: some narrate the death of the Mackintosh chief and the severe injury of John Munro, while others contend that the chief was not present at the battle. This significant event in Scottish clan history is commemorated by the Clachnaharry Monument, built in the 19th century at the battle site, serving as a testament to the fierce clan rivalries of the time. The monument and the battle it represents are enduring symbols of the rich and turbulent history of the Scottish Highlands.

A notable fact about the Battle of Clachnaharry is the eventual marriage between Malcolm Mackintosh, a key figure in the battle, and Janet Munro, the sister of John Munro from the opposing clan. This marriage symbolized a transition from conflict to unity between the once-feuding clans.

The Clachnaharry Inn is located approximately 2 miles from Inverness city center, offering convenient access to the heart of the city. The journey from the Inn to Inverness is quite short and can be covered by a bus ride of about 5 minutes, a quick 4-minute taxi ride, or a leisurely 33-minute walk. This proximity makes the Inn an ideal spot for those looking to enjoy the tranquility of Clachnaharry while still being close to the urban amenities and attractions of Inverness​.