Highlands

Top things to do in Achmelvich: hostelling on the NC500

In my last blog I shared the highlights of our stay at Ullapool Youth Hostel with you. After leaving Ullapool we headed further north to stay at Hostelling Scotland's award winning Achmelvich Beach Youth Hostel near Lochinver. The hostel is located beside Achmelvich Bay, one of Scotland's most stunning beaches and a popular stop on the… Continue reading Top things to do in Achmelvich: hostelling on the NC500

Highlands

Top things to do in Ullapool: hostelling on the NC500

We recently spent two nights at Hostelling Scotland's Ullapool Youth Hostel which is located on the popular North Coast 500 (NC500) touring route. Ullapool is a vibrant harbour town with a good selection of independent shops and eateries. Yet, a stone's throw away from Ullapool you'll find some of Scotland's most sparsely populated and rugged places.… Continue reading Top things to do in Ullapool: hostelling on the NC500

Highlands

Discover Loch Ness off the beaten track: Whitebridge Hotel

We recently returned to the Whitebridge Hotel Loch Ness for a short break. Back in December we spent a cosy winter weekend there cooried by the fire, listening to vintage vinyls and drinking hot mulled cider. It was blissful. The Whitebridge Hotel stands beside one of General Wade's famous old military roads in a quiet corner of Loch Ness… Continue reading Discover Loch Ness off the beaten track: Whitebridge Hotel

Speyside

Spotlight on Speyside: top things to see and do in Grantown-on-Spey

Grantown Initiative recently invited us to spend a weekend in the pretty Speyside town. Being Grants we jumped at the chance to discover just how much there is to see and do in Grantown-on-Spey. Grantown-on-Spey is often described as a great base for exploring the Highlands. And while that's true, it's so much more than a… Continue reading Spotlight on Speyside: top things to see and do in Grantown-on-Spey

Ayrshire

A luxury break in Ayrshire: Elsay May Luxury Hot Tub Lodges

We recently enjoyed a short break in Ayrshire, where we stayed at Elsay May Luxury Hot Tub Lodges near Turnberry. Tourists often overlook Ayrshire, which is a shame as the region has lots to offer. It has great beaches, pretty villages, vibrant towns, rugged coastline, rolling hills and tranquil glens. There’s plenty to see and… Continue reading A luxury break in Ayrshire: Elsay May Luxury Hot Tub Lodges