If you plan to visit Scotland in July, there is still time to plan your itinerary. Whilst it may not be the cheapest time to travel to Scotland, it is undoubtedly an excellent time to visit Scotland. For those wondering when is the best time to visit Scotland to avoid midges, that is one concern; you do not need to worry about if you are staying with us as, luckily, we do not see any midges here, so please rest assured!
High on everyone’s visit list is always Culloden Battlefield, Loch Ness, Cawdor Castle, one or more distilleries, a lovely beach, Balmoral Castle, some good shopping and some good Scottish food. You can do all of that and so much more when staying with us, and we are always happy to get you an itinerary to suit you.
In the meantime, Tessa is back with us for the Summer to help cook our fabulous breakfasts. I mention breakfasts because, as part of your July planning, you may be out walking more than usual, requiring a good breakfast. Recently our guests have been climbing Cairngorm Mountain, walking The Dava Way, Hopeman to Lossiemouth, and Portknockie to Cullen. That means we have Dolphin Spotters and Mountain Men staying with us, keen to see as much of Scotland as possible.
It probably comes as no surprise that it is hard to find enough of the right staff, which is why we are pleased to have Tessa back. Everyone loves the environment at Blervie so much, and we are constantly asked for evening meals. We are keen to feed as many of you as possible throughout the Summer, leaving me more time to provide dinners.
Of course, we still have several preferred restaurants we are happy to recommend that consistently provide a great dining experience and some sensational views. Still, we equally understand that it is essential sometimes to dine in.
An all-around favourite is always The Kimberley Inn down at Findhorn, but the sea views and walking on the beach must be done.
With a house full of international guests keen to see bonny Scotland and trace their ancestral links. Of course, this would include visiting one of the many Highland Games happening throughout the Summer months. At least this year are fortunate enough to see the return of many Highland Games, not least of all our local Games in Forres, on the 7th of July.
This is also the start of the season for the many agricultural shows that are an essential part of the Highland calendar, such as the Nairn Farming Show. So if you want to find out more about farm life and get close to the stock, you would typically see in the fields, stop in and contact some locals, equine, bovine or human.
With our beautiful Summer weather and extended daylight hours, Scotland presents an excellent opportunity to turn back time and drift into another era. Evening beach walks and daylight river walks high above a river gorge.
Just as much fun is an evening stroll from the house in the evening; the birdsong is incredible, and listening to the owls is relaxing.
Many of our guests enjoy flying their drones above the house and recording more of their trip, finding the long July evenings perfect for this, having been exploring all day.
Meander through some of our superb forests, admiring the different hues of green – almost impossible to count. Visit another distillery – whisky or gin – we have both. If you are a cyclist, bring your bikes with you – we have plenty of off- and on-road routes. Take a Boat trip to view wildlife or castles. See how many Castles you can visit during your stay in Scotland.
Pack up a picnic and take a scenic day trip. Great day trips include a day down to Balmoral Castle on the Snow Roads. If you are adventurous, you can drive the Bealach na Bà over to Applecross. Part of the NC500 route, this pass is a winding single-track road through the mountains of the Applecross peninsula with views over the water to Skye and possibly not a drive for the faint-hearted.
With all that in mind, don’t forget that planning and booking your stay in advance is a good idea if you are considering escaping to Scotland this year. Our 3 Night Stays booked directly on this website are always the best value. Our best rates and discounts are always, always on our website.