Local Area Information

If you are looking for somewhere to get away from it all in a wonderful location, close to some of Scotland's most dramatic coastline and world class attractions you have found it.

You needn't even use your car as within 2 minutes of the front door you can explore Burghead's beach, harbour, ancient well and admire the views over the Moray Firth from the Burghead visitor centre - don't forget your binoculars for a bit of dolphin spotting. Relax and have lunch in one of Burghead's cafe's or pubs or simply watch the world go by on the sea front in this wonderfully peaceful setting.

Burghead and area have loads to keep the family entertained whatever the weather. The glorious sandy beaches at Burghead and along the coast at Roseile & Findhorn will keep kids of all ages happy for hours.

The Moray firth and Speyside area lie at the heart of the Scottish whisky making region with numerous distilleries to visit. Every year at the end of April the Spirit of Speyside festival celebrates the history and culture of Speyside.

For the golfer there are countless golf courses locally, with something to suit any ability from championship courses at Nairn and Lossiemouth to the less challenging par 3 course.

For those looking for some more retail therapy the nearby towns of Elgin & Forres provide great shopping & eating opportunities. Elgin boasts boutique shopping at Johnstons cashmere and whisky specialists Gordon & Macphail as well as a host of other local shops and restaurants.

Elgin has an excellent leisure centre with fun pool, soft play area, ice rink - plenty to keep the kids entertained whatever the weather.

For anybody interested in history there are castles nearby at Brodie and Cawdor, as well as the impressive ruins of Elgin cathedal and Spynie Palace to explore. Culloden battlefield and its award winning visitor centre are within a 1 hour drive, as is Fort George.

For children of all ages the stunning beaches at Burghead will provide hours of entertainment. The Moray firth is of course famous for its dolphins so don't forget your binoculars! For more information visit the Whale and Dolphin conservation society centre at nearby Spey Bay.

Whatever your choice you won't be short of ideas - we provide a folder packed full of information to make the most of your stay.

 

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