A self-catered cottage in the peaceful, Scottish town of Gillen would give both adventure-seeking families and couples full access to stunning views and fun activities. Go for a sunny afternoon stroll along Inverness Castle, or, for a more action-packed day, hop on some quad bikes and drive across the Highlands. Take the kids on a historical day to explore Culloden Battlefield, or go on a family adventure day with Kushi Adventures for sailing, canoeing, raft building and kayaking and much more. Situated in the splendid Highlands of north Scotland is Inverness-shire – one of the most historically-rich places on earth. Visit the city of Inverness and gaze into the River Ness, flowing from the legendary Loch Ness – sure to capture the kid’s imaginations.
Scotland’s largest county, Inverness-shire has something for everyone, including a relaxing stop at the seaside villages of Applecross and Plockton. Visit Tomlinson’s specialised beer shop in Inverness to browse rows upon rows of local and foreign brands. Alternatively, The Room is popular amongst locals for its fresh pub food, fine selection of whiskies and excellent weekend cover bands. For art-lovers there’s the Riverside Gallery, and The Eden Court Centre for theatre and music.
Don’t forget to mosey around the Highland Souvenir and Gifts shop for those all-important holiday trinkets! For a wider range of unique shops, there is the Inverness Victorian Market, home to a plethora of high-quality shops. Of course, do stop to grab a cup of coffee in one of the traditional, cosy cafes. Despite being an hour’s drive away, the awe-inspiring Plodda Falls in Tomich is well worth a visit, too, being the highest waterfall in the entire area. What’s more, it’s fairly unknown, so you might even find you have the place to yourself.
A a holiday in the wild and wonderful Scottish Highlands is a perfect option for both family and friends, and even tail-wagging pets.