Explore the area around Cawdor
The picturesque and historic village of Cawdor has much to offer visitors who will appreciate the quiet ambiance of the village, located just 2 miles from Blue Sky Lodges.
Cawdor is famous for its ‘Macbeth’ connection with its 17th century Castle that is still home to the Cawdor family today. There is also a first class Cawdor Tavern boasting modern Scottish food with flair accompanied by a first class choice of wines, whiskeys and ales. There are many walks around Cawdor in lovely woods adjacent to Cawdor Castle. There is a guide to four short strolls, available from the castle; this walk takes a wide circle to follow the courses of two broad burns and have a look at their spectacular gorges. The woodland is mainly deciduous, with stately old beeches much in evidence, each with lots of room to show off its grandeur. The walk is an excellent family one (dogs are discouraged). Paths are good (with one muddy section). The walk can be combined with a visit to the castle.
The city of Inverness, known as The metropolitan Capital of the Highlands, is the gateway to the countless delights of the Highlands of Scotland. Of particular note is the legendary Loch Ness that is surrounded by some truly breathtaking scenery, although most visitors are usually on the lookout for something a bit more mysterious! Take a trip down the Dores road to the Dores Inn for a coffee or a delicious meal, let the children feed the ducks or take a long walk round the banks of Loch Ness or through the woods.
Inverness City itself has much to offer – museums, an art gallery, fine theatre and leisure facilities, not to mention shops, pubs and restaurants. Inverness is located 9 miles from the lodges and is in easy access to get all your supplies for your holiday, deliveries are available from major supermarket chain to make it easy for you, organise a delivery for your arrival. Just outside the city is the Culloden Battlefield at Culloden Moor (National Trust). The site of the last major battle fought on British soil.
There is so much to see and do within a short drive. Visit the attractive seaside town of Nairn with its fabulous sandy beaches and links golf courses, or revel in the history of the area with a visit to Clava Cairns, a prehistoric burial ground. The lodges are a perfect location to go off for the day to the stunning west coast and even a day trip across the sea to Skye is possible.
Ideal for a relaxing holiday in magnificent surroundings, or as a touring base for the wonderful Scottish countryside, these fabulous Highland lodges will live long in the memory. Click here for further suggestions of places to visit.