If you are looking for reasons why you should visit Scotland again and are following my A – Z listing of Scottish Activities, Sites and Scenery to view from Blervie House. In that case, I have now moved onto the letter Y. So, whilst we have numerous sites and activities, none begin with a Y, but let’s look at why you should revisit Scotland again anyway. However, if you have already visited Scotland once, you are probably already planning your return trip.
And indeed, there is always something special about returning to a familiar location. If you have been before, you have probably spent time exploring and found unique places you would like to revisit or see that you did not have time to visit, making you hanker to return.
Therefore, here are some of my best Activities, Sites and Scenery that make Scotland unique and suggestions as to why you should Visit Scotland again, specifically Blervie House in Moray.
- The Scottish Roads – the best way of reaching Blervie from the South is to drive the Snow Roads. This incredible road has some of the best scenery in Scotland and makes the whole journey worthwhile. The drive takes you through the Cairngorms National Park, and depending on your timings, you can stop and explore the Highland villages of Ballater and Braemar or visit King Charles’s Balmoral Castle.
- The Moray Firth Coastline – as rated by National Geographic, the coastline alongside the Moray Firth is spectacular with stunning cliff scenery, pretty coastal fishing villages and miles and miles of sandy beaches. Could you walk on Roseisle Beach and visit some of the unique rock formations along the Coastline? Guests love to walk along from Bow Fiddle Rock to Cullen and sample some Cullen Skink at the same time. Remember to look out for seals, dolphins and whales, as Moray is one of the best places in the UK for Dolphin watching.
- The Malt Whisky Trail – you are in Scotland and Moray. This is world-renowned Malt Whisky Country. Even if you are not a whisky drinker, visit one of the 51 nearby distilleries to hear the history and legends surrounding the brand. The countryside is beautiful, and each distillery is unique.
- The History – no visit to this area is complete without a visit to Culloden Battlefield. Walk over the Moorland learning about the last English v Scots battle in 1746, which changed the Highlands forever. Check out Fort George and Clava Cairns, as both are nearby. An authentic taste of Scottish history and a little bit of Outlander all mixed.
- The Castles – spend a day exploring Castles. We have intact Castles, ruined Castles, spectacular Cathedrals and Palaces; it is hard to know where to start or stop. The beauty of returning to somewhere you know is that you can pick up where you left off.
- The Rivers – nearby, we have the stunning River Findhorn and are not far away from the scenic River Spey. You could spend a day salmon fishing on either River. The Findhorn is the perfect river for incredible cliff-top walks with stunning views, or for the more adventurous; you can try your hand at white water rafting.
- Loch Ness – again, no trip to the area is complete without a visit to Loch Ness. Take a trip out on the Loch with Jacobite Cruises and visit the Castle simultaneously.
- The Great Outdoors – after so much time spent indoors in the past year, Moray is the perfect place to get outdoors and close to nature. With endless walking routes of any length, if you wish to hike a Munro or prefer to saunter alongside a river, we have it all. For cyclists, roads or endless mountain trails are out there. For Golfers, we have superb Open Courses, links courses and parkland courses, all within easy reach. The outdoors has it all, along with the long daylight hours and a pleasant micro-climate.
- Johnstons of Elgin– everyone needs to spend a little time shopping when away from home, and all our guests find the time to fit in a trip to Johnstons. Take the Heritage Tour, and you will be astounded at the history and quality of their woollens.
- The Blervie House Experience – and, of course, last but not least, Blervie House itself is a justifiable reason to return to Moray. With our beautiful rooms, great location, secluded grounds and relaxing atmosphere, we hope you will return and find more compelling reasons to visit Scotland. Many guests return to experience the same room, while others explore a different room – what would you do?