Towns: Elgin; Forres; Aviemore
... our county town, has an excellent range of shops and restaurants with the 2 main supermarkets open 24 hours a day. As a day-trip destination, we recommend visiting the beautiful ruin – Elgin Cathedral – followed by lunch and retail therapy at Johnstons of Elgin and then onto Elgin Museum with its fascinating displays of Pictish stones including the Dandaleith stone found near Craigellachie by a ploughman. There is also some stunning jewellery found during archaeological excavations over a 3 year period at Clarkly Hill, Burghead.
... is a lovely town with the famous Sueno’s Stone, the largest Pictish stone in Scotland and the amazing floral sculptures to enjoy in Grant Park every summer. There are a full range of shops as well as a museum. Piping Hot Forres, the European Pipe Band Championship is a fantastic spectacle of sound and colour. Why not combine a trip to Forres with a visit to the Benromach Distillery and lunch at the Kimberley Inn, Findorn and walk on the stunning beach.
... is the outdoor adventure capital of Scotland. For a great day trip from Bluefolds, you can combine a trip on the Steam Railway with lunch and spend the afternoon visiting the Highland Wildlife Park at Kincraig. Families also love the Landmark Forest Adventure Park at Carrbridge. Another popular day out is a visit to Tomintoul's Whisky Castle on the way to Rothiemurchus Estate followed by retail theraphy in Aviemore or a walk and trip up the Funicular.
Take time to explore the quiet roads and to enjoy spectacular scenery of mountains, rivers and lochs, on your way back to Bluefolds.
This self-catering cottage has stunning views to the Cairngorm mountains and an atmospheric multi-fuel stove for cosy evenings at home. It is named after a local distillery, GlenDronach. Welcomes up to 2 dogs. Free Wi-Fi.Read more
This cottage has panoramic views across Glenlivet, with a patio for barbecues. Relax and tour Speyside and the Cairngorms NP. Welcomes 1 or 2 dogs. Free Wi-Fi.Read more
This lovely cottage, in Speyside, has an enclosed courtyard for you to enjoy summer barbecues and sweeping mountain views. Welcomes 1 dog. Free Wi-Fi.Read more