North or South…?
Spent the last few years holidaying with in north wales, great beaches, trails mountains etc. The missus fancies a change and as we have never been to scotland i am looking for advice on where to go in august with wife, 16 and 9 yr olds. Open minded as to where, but need beaches, biking and a village with a good pub. Any suggestionsPosted 9 years agogusamcMember
West coast rules for scenery.
Galloway, Glentrool – near England, scenery, biking, beaches
N Coast Tongue – Dunnet Head, remote, limited facilities, fantsstic quiet beaches (some cycling inland but limited)
Skyeish – awesome,
Can camp at Applecross beach (or hotel + outdoor centre) – pub, beach, biking (see MBR a couple of months ago)
Note that **teenager** facilities can be very limited in Scotland, esp rural areas.Posted 9 years agogusamcMember
I’d maybe suggest two (or more) places in a week (mainly as places there are small, limited facilities and so variety might help).
We stayed here http://www.ruareidh.co.uk/ lighthouse (very remote – treat for gf and my dad was a lighthouse keeper) – pretty good. Poss cycle round headland …….
Garvault hotel (most remote in Scotland – probably) generator power, deer in garden, one bike route but not on beaches. (basic, but brilliant experience)
Plockton – Haven hotel I think (okish)
KinlochBervie hotel (….. mmmm)
Coast road from Applecross to Torridon (in balzing sun to be fair) is the BEST I have ever seen (and I’ve done Britain) well worth a drive
Would suggest booking if near BH.
Just internet for accom we did.Posted 9 years agodruidhMember
Beaches? Not a big thing on Skye
Biking? Not a lot of choice and what there is pretty “committed”
I always say this, but you really can’t go wrong with Aviemore and area. You have miles and miles of bike routes – of all standards, the beaches on the Moray Firth are less than an hour way and you have a wide range of other activities on your doorstep. And I can recommend the Cairngorm Hotel.Posted 9 years ago
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