Looking for 3 more Things To Do in Scotland if you are staying with us in Moray. Well we have 50 miles of Coastline but we also have mountains as well so you can get involved in Skiing, Snow Roads and Steam Railways.
Things to Do in Scotland – Skiing
If you are unable to get abroad this year then why not try a Scottish moutainside for for a bit of domestic skiing. Located just an hour’s drive from us you will find The Lecht Centre. It’s true what they say about the best things come in small packages.
The Lecht is the smallest of Scotland’s five ski centres but at 2090 feet high with 200 vertical runs it certainly packs a very large punch for Scottish skiing.
With equipment hire if you have forgotten your gear. Offering a trip up the Chairlift to admire the views for non skiers and just the thrill of being in the remote Scottish landscape you can turn a day at the Lecht into a day for anyone to enjoy.
Unique Things to do in Scotland – Travel the Snow Roads
If skiing is not your thing but you enjoy the vista a snowy landscape provides then you will enjoy a drive along The Snow Roads. So named because this route traverses some of the most scenic of Scotland’s Cairngorm Mountain range. The highest public road in the UK take note because in winter this road can be first to be closed to traffic especially around Tomintoul.
Tomintoul is the highest village in the Cairngorms and the largest community on Glenlivet Estate. It oozes history and rugged grandeur, having been founded by a Duke in the 18th century.
No matter the time of year these roads make for a stunning day exploring, take your time and find charming Highland villages, beautiful vantage points, stunning moorland walks or smugglers routes and Castles. You can find castles in all forms from Fortresses to Royal to Ruins but they are all wondrous and make Scotland the truly magical destination it is renowned for.
More things to do in Scotland – Travel on a Steam Railway
Whilst many people associate Scotland with the Jacobite Express sometimes there is just not time to fit everything in. If you are looking for a more local Steam Railway offering dramatic Scottish scenery and a relaxing lunch then you need to try the Strathspey Steam Railway.
Winner of a Trip Advisor Travellers Choice 2020 award this tells you this is a trip worth taking the time to do.
Departing from Aviemore located in the heart of the Monadhliath and Cairngorm Mountains. The train takes you past heather-clad moors and woodland travelling parallel with the Speyside way.
As you enter Boat of Garten (known as The Osprey Village) you will see one of the area’s finest golf courses. The course was designed by James Braid and created by locals and railwaymen! The RSPB observation hide at the Osprey Centre is situated 5 miles from the village. Ospreys are more likely seen during summer, when the Ospreys return from the warmer climates of Africa.
Five miles from Boat of Garten, heading north alongside the river Spey is the terminus Broomhill Station. The forests in this area offer real diversity with plenty of wildlife and nature to explore here. The views from Broomhill are well worth making the journey by train.
Make sure you get off the train at the Station, there’s photo opportunities with the scenery and you can walk up to the locomotive to meet the driver and fireman and perhaps get some photos on the footplate.
So that is the end of my 3 suggestions as to more Things To Do in Scotland beginning with S. I can assure you there is so much to do up here that you need to allow plenty of time because so much of the time can just be spent relaxing and enjoying the scenery.