As promised our new breakfast menu is launched today. There’s nothing like a hearty breakfast to set you up for the day and here there’s a great selection, whether you’re looking for traditional or healthy. The new menu features the old favourites plus more options for vegetarian breakfasts and more information on the source of our food. All the hot choices are cooked freshly to order and you don’t have to choose your breakfast the night before but order at the ...Continue Reading →
It may seem obvious to many but I thought I’d let you know the 5 essential items I think you need on your Scottish vacation. If it’s the first time you’ve had a holiday in Scotland here are a few tips.
I’m sure it’s first on your list where-ever you travel, but just in case you didn’t know the scenery in Scotland it’s amongst the best in the world. Whatever technology you prefer you will find yourself grabbing it at ...Continue Reading →
Easter in Inverness
For some Easter is an important religious festival and for some it’s a holiday and an excuse to eat chocolate. Whatever your beliefs it’s an opportunity to spend time with family and enjoy the slightly warmer temperatures. Here in Inverness it marks the start of the tourist season when many of the attractions and places of interest open their doors to the public or extend their opening times for larger numbers of visitors.
Cruise on Loch Ness – a fabulous way to go monster hunting
As the clocks change to British Summer Time this weekend it marks the start of the new season for many tourist attractions. Although open 12 months of the year Jacobite Cruises start their summer schedule this month with more trips scheduled and more places to start the tour. You don’t need to have your own transport to get to Loch Ness ...Continue Reading →
Bed and Breakfast or Hotel – which is best?
Choosing the right place to stay is a key step to planning a great vacation. Studies show that availability of amenities such as free Wi-Fi and parking greatly influence traveller’s booking decisions. Excellent service also tops the list.
For travellers seeking local character, genuine hospitality, and free perks such as homemade breakfasts and snacks, a B&B is the way to go. Where a hotel will often charge or suggest a hefty tip for ...Continue Reading →
Highland Whisky Distilleries – just a glimpse of the vast whisky heritage in Scotland.
Maybe because it is the largest geographical area, the Highlands is the hardest Whisky region to pin down stylistically. For this reason it is easiest not to consider the Highlands as one large are, but as 4 smaller and much more distinct ones.
North-Highland malts tend to be light bodied, delicate whiskies with ...Continue Reading →
For a Great Day Out From Inverness – Visit Rothiemurchus
For a great day out from Inverness here’s an idea – visit Rothiemurchus in the Scottish Highlands. It’s just south of Aviemore and about 45 minutes drive from Inverness.
For centuries nature and people have lived in harmony in Rothiemurchus. At its heart lies one of the largest areas of natural forest in Britain ...Continue Reading →
5 Favourite Beaches on the Moray Firth
We are very fortunate to have some beautiful beaches in Scotland and here I’ve picked my 5 favourite beaches on the Moray Firth. The furthest is about an hour and a quarter’s drive. Since our weather is frequently described as ‘changeable’ these are not the kind of beaches you’ll find rows of sunloungers for tourists to top up their golden tans even in the height of the summer. But most of these beaches have ...Continue Reading →
Eden Court Theatre is a real gem of a theatre and is only a stone’s throw away from here. As an all in one venue serving not only Inverness but the whole of the Highlands, it’s a community theatre, arts centre and cinema. With it’s striking modern building situated on the banks of the River Ness, people come from far and wide to see a huge range of shows, from comedy to drama to music and dance.
It originally ...Continue Reading →
Take a Full on Adventure
To make your holiday in Scotland trully memorable, Full on Adventure is a great suggestion for a unique experience. Full on Adventure is a company less than 45 minutes drive from here, who are innovators of adventure in the Highlands of Scotland. Based in Aviemore, at the hub of the Cairngorms National Park in the Scottish Highlands, they have a passion for outdoor adventures and wild experiences.
They work throughout Scotland, ...Continue Reading →