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

Argyll, Scotland

A Loch Awe hotel break: Taychreggan Hotel, Argyll

Many moons ago I stayed at a fabulous hotel on the shore of Loch Awe. Taychreggan Hotel had a reputation for fine dining, great service and stunning views. The 300-year-old hotel had started life as a drovers inn, and although it had gone upmarket, it had retained its old world charm. Fast forward a number… Continue reading A Loch Awe hotel break: Taychreggan Hotel, Argyll

Argyll

Helensburgh: The Garden City of the Clyde

Destination Helenburgh got in touch recently to invite us to the Clyde coast town for a spring break. Helensburgh is probably best known for The Hill House, designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, but there's more to the ‘Garden City of the Clyde’ than iconic architecture. The bustling Argyll town has green space aplenty, great eateries, quality independent… Continue reading Helensburgh: The Garden City of the Clyde