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Highlands Adventure

Autumn Holidays in Scotland

With our inviting hotels and self-catering resorts set in some of the most idyllic natural corners of Scotland, experience the season of the senses as you journey to the Highlands.

Aviemore Resort

Situated at the heart of the Cairngorms National Park in the Scottish Highlands, this is a truly a magical location.

Enjoy Scotland autumn breaks in one of our distinctive hotels or relax amidst ancient Caledonian pine forests in one of our cosy woodland lodges, as you take in the best of autumn's showcase of colour.

Aviemore and its surrounds possess some of the best outdoor adventures available in the UK, where mountain-biking, fantastic hill-climbing, tree-top adventures, kayaking and more can be enjoyed.

Cycling Aviemore

Drumossie Hotel

Set in nine acres of parkland with spectacular views over the Moray Firth, the listed art-deco 4-star Drumossie Hotel in the Highland capital of Inverness is an oasis of peace and elegance.

In close proximity to several of the finest links golf courses in the world, this welcoming Highland destination is located just ten minutes from the city centre. Perfectly positioned for the rich, local heritage of Cawdor Castle, Culloden, Loch Ness and the Cairngorms, the Drumossie Hotel is perfect for a relaxing weekend break or a base to explore all the Highlands have to offer throughout the week.

Loch Ness, view from the castle

Forest Hills Hotel & Resort

Beautifully situated in landscaped gardens, sloping down to the shores of Loch Ard and in the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park, Forest Hills is also only 20 minutes from Stirling, 40 minutes from Glasgow and less than an hour from Edinburgh. You're just a few minutes from the village of Aberfoyle, gateway to the 50,000 acre Queen Elizabeth Forest Park as a superb base for exploring the wider national park.

With wonderul four-star hotel accommodation and self-catering apartments on offer, Forest Hills is the perfect country retreat when looking to explore this dazzling landscape in autumn. For those brisk dusk evenings, there is no cosier place than in front of a crackling open fire in the lounge or enjoying fine seasonal food at our Garden Restaurant looking out to the surrounding loch, mountain and forest vista.

Forest Hills Exterior

Lochanhully Self-Catering Resort

Located in the village of Carrbridge, you’ll find undoubtedly one of our most peaceful Scottish resorts. Our traditional woodland cabins at Lochanhully located around a small lochan offer guests a secluded escape, perfectly located for exploring the Cairngorms National Park this autumn. We're also pet-friendly so why not bring your four-legged family and explore the many popular walks nearby?

With Aviemore less than 20 minutes away and Inverness just a 35 minute drive, there’s a huge selection of activities, shopping and leisure nearby too.

Spey Valley Resort

Situated on the banks of the River Spey, our resort is the perfect self-catering base for exploring the Cairngorms – be it via mountain, forest walks, skiing or water sports. Or perhaps you'd be interested in our fabulous golf offering? This resort boasts a 9-hole and an award-winning 18-hole course amongst ancient Caledonian pines, along the river bank and against the stunning mountain backdrop.

1, 2 & 3 bedroom villas and lodges are available and our clubhouse and Scottish Steakhouse present excellent food options within a short walk. Aviemore, one of the most visited towns within the national park is just minutes away, containing a great range of shops, restaurants and bars plus the Strathspey Steam Railway to enjoy and well connected transport links to take you further afield.

Spey Valley 7th