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The Highlands

We recommend The Highlands for:

  • Be enchanted by the rugged wilderness of The Highlands
  • Look around the largest castle in the Northern Highlands
  • See if you can find Nessie with a visit to Loch Ness
  • Thrill the senses with the exotic plants at Inverewe Garden
  • Get a taste of the traditional at The Dalmore Whisky Distillery
  • Explore the charming town of Dornoch, made famous by Madonna’s wedding

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We offer 4 Bay Hotels in The Highlands

Bay Highland Hotel , Strathpeffer- from £69 ppps

customer rating:4 stars13 )

Bay Highland Hotel

Walking

Hotel Features;

  • Situated among attractive grounds and gardens
  • Located in Strathpeffer, a town surrounded by history and Scottish heritage
  • Local attractions include Glen Old Distillery, Clach an Tiompain, Castle Leod, Tobar a' Chinn and more
  • Open Veranda provides scenic view across the valleys

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Places to go and things to see;

  • Loch Ness
  • Cairngorms
  • Rogie Falls
  • Strathpeffer Golf Course
  • Inverness

2 nights stay at the Bay Highland Hotel from only £69 per person
per stay
Based on two guests

Bay Invercauld Arms Hotel , Braemar- from £79 ppps

customer rating:5 stars11 )

Walking History Culture

Hotel Features;

  • The Bay Invercauld Arms Hotel dates back as far as 1645 when it was built as a coaching inn. The hotel remained standing throughout the Jacobite Rebellion
  • The Bay Invercauld Arms is ideally located for golfing, fishing, walking and exploring Scottish Highlands
  • The hotel is situated on Invercauld Estate, the third largest estate in Scotland
  • Scotland’s Premier Ski resort of Glenshee is only 9 miles away and the Lecht Ski Resort is 15 miles away

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Places to go and things to see;

  • The Auld Brig of Dee
  • Linn o' Dee
  • Crathes Castle and gardens
  • Royal Lochmager Distillery
  • The City of Aberdeen

2 nights stay at the Bay Invercauld Arms Hotel from only £79 per person
per stay
Based on two guests

Bay Dornoch Hotel , Dornoch- from £79 ppps

customer rating:5 stars4 )

Bay Dornoch Hotel

Walking Gardens

Hotel Features;

  • Situated next to the Royal Dornoch Golf Course
  • Picturesque views of the Dornoch Firth's sandy beaches
  • Moments away from the centre of the Fairtrade town of Dornoch
  • Excellent base for exploring Loch Fleet Nature Reserve and the scenery of Scotland's far north
  • Other attractions include the 12th Century Dornoch Cathedral, the Witch's stone and more

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Places to go and things to see;

  • Dornoch Golf Course
  • Shin Falls
  • Dornoch Craft Centre
  • Caithness Glass in Wick
  • John 'O Groats

2 nights stay at the Bay Dornoch Hotel from only £79 per person
per stay
Based on two guests

Bay Gairloch Hotel , Gairloch- from £99 ppps

customer rating:5 stars6 )

Bay Gairloch Hotel

Gardens Culture Walking

Hotel Features;

  • Offers panoramic views of the Isle of Skye
  • History, culture, heritage and stunning landscapes
  • Situated along Lochs Gairloch with unspoilt shores and mountains
  • Local attractions include Gairloch Heritage Museum, Gairloch Golf Course and more.

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Places to go and things to see;

  • Inverewe Gardens
  • Corrieshalloch Gorge
  • Flowerdale Glen/Waterfall
  • Gairloch Museum
  • Isle of Skye

2 nights stay at the Bay Gairloch Hotel from only £99 per person
per stay
Based on two guests

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About The Highlands

Think of the The Highlands and you’ll think of desolate beauty and rugged wilderness. But there’s simply no match for actually getting out there and exploring for yourself. We have three hotels in The Highlands and each is located near stunning scenery and memorable places to visit.

Does the name Dornoch sound familiar? It’s home to The Bay Dornoch Hotel but hit the headlines back in December 2000 when Madonna and Guy Ritchie chose to married in nearby Skibo Castle. This small Scottish town is noted for its attractive honey-coloured stonework and its beautiful parish church, Dornoch Cathedral, which was built in the thirteenth century. It’s beautiful inside. Small wonder Madonna chose it as the venue for her son Rocco’s baptism the day before her wedding. It’s definitely worth visiting.

You can learn a little more about Dornoch’s history in the Historylinks Museum. Or how about a walk on the beach? The soft golden sands of Dornoch Beach, just a stone’s throw from the hotel. A visit to the Falls of Shin Visitor Centre is highly recommended too. The River Shin’s fresh, clear water attracts thousands of Atlantic salmon each year. So don’t be surprised if you visit the waterfall and spot a salmon or two leaping out of the water.

A short journey to the north of Dornoch is Dunrobin Castle. It’s the most northerly of Scotland's great houses and the largest in the Northern Highlands, with no less than 189 rooms. Dunrobin is also one of Britain's oldest continuously inhabited houses with a heritage that stretches back to the early 1300s. Several of the magnificent castle rooms are open for you to explore, including an authentic Victorian breakfast room as well as a library with over ten thousand books. The castle grounds are great too, featuring an immaculately kept Victorian garden and the Castle Lawn, where bird of prey flying demonstrations are held daily as golden eagles and peregrine falcons recreate an ancient form of hunting. Well worth a visit.

Another of our Highland hotels is in the Victorian spa village of Strathpeffer. It’s home to the Highland Museum of Childhood, a small but popular museum that tells the history of childhood in the Highlands of Scotland. You’ll find evocative photographs, an award-winning film and displays interpreting childhood life at home, outdoors and at school. The collections of toys and costumes are especially wonderful.

Strathpeffer is also just an hour’s drive from the legendary Loch Ness. At the visitor centre you can learn all about the loch’s mysterious history. Just make sure you keep one eye on the water. Who knows when Nessie could pop up?
Following that, how about a trip to The Dalmore Distillery? After all, what visit to Scotland is complete without a wee dram? The Dalmore Distillery has been producing its renowned single malt since 1839 and the distillery warehouses feature some of the oldest whisky stocks in the world. A tour promises a rare insight into how each and every drop of The Dalmore is made. And, of course, you’ll get to sample some of the produce too. Sláinte!

We also have a hotel in the charming town of Gairloch. Gairloch is located on the east coast of The Highlands and offers its visitors exceptional views across the sea to the Isle of Skye. You’ll find wonderful walking within minutes of the hotel with great views of the rugged mountains that define this part of Scotland.

Gairloch is also just six miles from Inverewe Garden, which is always popular with flower fans and botanical buffs. These wonderful gardens thrill the senses as exotic plants from all over the world burst with colour and fragrance. Among the rarities are Chinese rhododendrons, Tasmanian eucalypts and New Zealand daisy bushes. What a treat! The surrounding woodland contains a canopy of Scots Pine trees which tower above unusual woodland plants such as Meconopsis and Primula. The views of Loch Ewe and the surrounding Highland landscape are great too.

 

Where will you begin your Highland adventure?

The Highlands