*** You won't find us if you set a satnav to the postcode***
The map coordinates are 57.546971N -3.827105W. Look for a sign saying LAIKENBUIE HOLIDAYS up on the bank on the east side of the A939.
At traffic lights on the east side of Nairn the A939 branches south off the A96. We are exactly 3 miles from this junction, on the left, as you drive south towards Grantown-on-Spey. Our sign says LAIKENBUIE HOLIDAYS (not Hiddenglen Holidays) and is set back from the road on a bank. It is a little difficult to see in the dark due to the requirements of our visibility splay.
|The Moray Firth has many varied geographical areas all within easy reach. From long sandy beaches, through mature woods with cascading rivers, up to the ski slopes on Cairngorm Mountain. The climate is usually kind with only 23in of rain and plenty of sun. There are dolphins in the sea, monsters in the loch (or so we believe), deer on the ground and eagles in the air. If you take a little time to look for these and the other birds and animals you have a good chance of success.|
NESS MONSTER |
A must see, need we say more!
Loch Ness Monster Exhibition
|MORAY FIRTH DOLPHINS |
Dolphins can be seen from Nairn beach, but a more reliable place is Chanonry Point, Fortrose. Boat trips run from Inverness and Cromerty.
Whale and Dolphin Centre Scotland
|CAWDOR CASTLE |
There is much to see in the well furnished rooms.
|SPEYSIDE DISTILLERIES |
Plenty of choice, but you may want a driver with all the samples!
The Malt Whisky Trail
|FORT GEORGE |
Many guests enjoy a visit here and you may see dolphins from the ramparts.
Historic Scotland - Fort George
|CULLODEN BATTLEFIELD |
This was the end of Bonnie Prince Charlie's campaign. It was the last battle on British soil.
National Trust for Scotland - Culloden
|NAIRN BEACH |
A huge sandy beach safe for swimming. Not so empty on a warm summer's day.
Moray Firth tide times.
|THE CLASSROOM BISTRO, NAIRN |
A popular place with our guests where an emphasis is placed on quality local food.
|KINGUSSIE WILDLIFE PARK |
The only attraction in this list that is just over an hours drive from here. A showcase of wildlife that used to roam Scotland and more.
Highland Wildlife Park
|BRODIE COUNTRYFARE |
A lifesaver for those needing retail therapy.
|LANDMARK FOREST ADVENTURE PARK |
Set in a mature forest, children may claim to be deprived if they don't spend a day here.
|BAKEHOUSE RESTAURANT, FINDHORN |
Enjoy a homemade freshly baked pizza.
|INVERNESS CITY |
All the usual city attractions including traditional music and theatre.
|VELOCITY CAFE, INVERNESS |
A homely place with local food, hand baked cakes, steamy soup and big hunks of bread. Great atmosphere.
This list of visitor attractions within an hours drive could easily have another 100 great entries, but life is too short, so here's a flavour of the rest, or checkout this prolific online resource.
|LOGIE STEADING VISITOR CENTRE|
|FINDHORN RIVER beautiful valley walks.|
|GOLF - a choice of 15 courses.|
|HOUSEHILL FARMSHOP & RESTAURENT|
|SPEYSIDE STEAM RAILWAY|
|RSPB LOCH GARTEN OSPREYS|
|NAIRN SWIMMING POOL and steam room.|
|SOUTERS CREEK PIZZA OVEN, CROMERTY|
|SPEY BAY shingle beach and wildlife.|
|OR stay around Hiddenglen, enjoy a good book, paddle the dinghy on the loch and relax in our peaceful surroundings. There is a children's play area and you are welcome to collect the eggs and feed pet lambs if we have them.|
|AND, surprisingly, we have an excellent book by Peter's grandmother. The subject matter may surprise you, it is an uplifting read so check out the 100+ five star reviews on Amazon.uk or go to the book's website |
The Long Bridge