Set between Aberdeen and Inverness, the area offers stunning scenery, from the Cairngorm mountains and lush Caledonian forests to the beautiful unspoilt coastline of the Moray Firth.
The lodge is ideally located to explore this delightful part of Scotland. The rivers are famous for their trout and salmon fishing and also provide the water used in the making of the Speyside malt whiskies. A visit to the distilleries is a must – the whisky trail includes Benromach, Cardu, Dallus Dhu, Glenfiddich, Glen Grant, The Glenlivet, Glen Moray and Strathisla (to name just a few!) There are some great golf courses nearby and for those with more energy, lots of opportunities for walking and cycling (Scotland has twice been awarded the title of the world’s top mountain bike destination), not to mention trekking and climbing in the Cairngorm mountains.
The area is well known for its wildlife; red squirrels, mountain goats, red deer, otters, golden eagles, ospreys and buzzards, as well as birds and mammals not usually found outside the highlands such as ptarmigan, mountain hare, black grouse, pine marten, and capercaillie. The Moray Firth to the East of Inverness is home to bottlenose dolphins, seals and many sea birds and is well worth a visit.
Retail therapy is available close at hand in the form of several world famous Scottish brands including Walkers Shortbread, Baxters Foods, Johnston’s Cashmere and Brodie Countryfare.