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5 based on 101 reviews
Balblair Distillery is a whisky distillery located in Edderton, Ross-Shire. It is one of the oldest running Distilleries in Scotland. Founded in 1790, by John Ross, we have been producing award-winning Highland Single Malt Scotch Whiskey since. Every year the distillery manager, John MacDonald, selects the whiskies that have reached the exact point of 'optimum maturation', the peak of perfection. That's why we only create Vintages, times to perfection. Balblair offers tours throughout the day with scheduled tours beginning at 11am and 2pm, we offer impromptu tours where possible so it is always worth calling. Balblair has a range of different Vintages for sale in the shop, as well as a hand selected Single Cask available for Hand Bottling.
We joined this tour with literally zero knowledge about whiskey. It was part of our cruise ship excursion to Invergordon. We had visited, Shin Falls, Dunrobin castle and the town of Golspie before coming here. We were welcomed by the amiable Scottish lady-guide who gave us a short briefing about the distillery. The tour became interesting when she brought us to the production area where we saw the different equipment which was used to make the whiskey. The processes and stages were explained one by one. Some terms were technical.
We were led to the warehouse where the barrels containing the aging whiskey were stored. It takes years to have real fine whiskey. The last part of the tour was a sampling of the whiskey. Balblair whiskey was really extraordinary- Aged to Perfection! We left the place having full appreciation of how whiskey is made and a little tipsy too.
5 based on 305 reviews
Designed by Old Tom Morris in 1886, this challenging, historic course has spectacular views of the North Sea and goes almost straight out and straight back, with the angle changing subtly at each hole.
If you are planning to go here, you are already likely a golfer looking for spectacular venues. The Championship Course has been in existence seemingly since the beginning of time, an Old Tom Morris course. It is seaside, links layout, with the usual Scottish contours and pot bunkers. Many of the greens are diabolical, with the muffin-top feature that leads to back and forth and back and forth dismay. It is extremely well kept, interesting. I thought it to be similar in character and beauty to Kingsbarns, though with a much more extensive history.
Golf staff is helpful and friendly. We encountered none of the obnoxious staff snobbery sometimes seen at high-end clubs. The adjacent non-championship Struie course played by my colleagues, was reported to be easier and still quite fun. Also, the replay rate for that course was a modest 15 pounds.
Caddies were available on request and were very helpful, particularly the first time through. I think it would take 40 or 50 plays of this course to get a true feel for many of the nuances.
This place is out of the way , in the north of Scotland, but a worthy golf destination.
4.5 based on 464 reviews
We really enjoyed our tour of the Glenmorangie Distillery.
We booked in advance, but were allowed on the earlier tour when we arrived a bit early. The tour guide was excellent, quite entertaining and she came across very clearly.
The tour goes to a variety of places within the distillery, and gives a good idea of the process. I also enjoyed the tasting. The whiskey itself is one of my favourites, which is a bonus.
Overall, very good value, and an entertaining tour.
5 based on 34 reviews
It's November, it's Scotland, it's cold, it had been raining, a lot, basically it should have been awful.
Charlotte and Richard have got this covered. We were late in the season, so we understood rides may be restricted for both the safety of horse and rider and Charlotte had kindly explained all of this when we called to enquire. On the day of our original ride it was cats and dogs, and she took the time to contact and ask if we wanted to reschedule, which we did.
When we arrived for our ride, you could not have asked for more genuinely lovely people. The horses were fab, the scenery amazing and the ride, whilst not perhaps the most extensive (due to the weather and time of year, not Hollingswells who did a great job with what they had) was certainly one of the most entertaining, Richard was a fantastic host.
We were accommodated out of season and in the most genial manner and I cannot praise them enough. I heartily look forward to when they have their building work done. It will be a fabulous trekking and riding school and we will definitely want to coming back.
5 based on 356 reviews
Beautiful, wild, unspoilt, expansive and just gorgeous. Cannot describe this beach any other way. It’s easy to park anywhere along the back of the beach in any of the dune car parks. You can literally walk fo miles whether the tide is in or out as you can move to the paths in the dunes and grasses. The sea can be pretty wild at times but is impressive too. Any time of year this place is awesome so why not go have a walk and take in the gorgeous fresh air.
4.5 based on 316 reviews
13th century historic church - the most northerly Cathedral on the Mainland of Great Britain
I have labelled the review read the history first and that's because the build and the refurbishment have not been a state / government funded project. This beautiful Cathedral is very special and has a charming, calm presence to it. The Cathedral like the whole town should be enjoyed at a leisurely pace.
5 based on 35 reviews
Discover a unique boutique spa and beauty experience at Aspen Spa. Our dedicated team, high quality treatments and luxurious surroundings will ensure that you enjoy every moment of your spa experience. We care about quality and exceptional customer service. Come and retreat by yourself or with friends and enjoy a spa day with champagne lunch or simply come along for a treatment and some time out.
I by chance came across this little gem as a revenge treat from my other half for booking her a spa treatment for Valentine's.
It's located just out side Tain and easily located.
Met by Jaque/jac (forgive spelling) and put instantly at ease the. The reception area/dining area is peaceful with a relaxing view.
My package was unwinding in the hot tub and sauna (no time limits) and then a 60 minute deep tissue treatment followed by a generously sized lunch.
The massage was amazing as I have a tendency to fall asleep but I maintained consciousness and felt the benefit.
The lunch menu caters for all and will not fail to impress.
All in all well worth the trip and price for the hospitality received! Thank you so much!!
4.5 based on 90 reviews
This small community museum, run by enthusiastic volunteers, is a little gem. Do make sure that you visit it when in Dornoch. It is divided into about fifteen themed niches, each providing a different aspect of Dornoch history from neolithic times through to the 21st...MoreHi Phillip. Many thanks for your very thoughtful review.We are glad you enjoyed your visit and thanks you for your support.
4.5 based on 88 reviews
Here at Highlands Unbridled we have riding to suit everyone, from Pony Trekking for complete beginners and exhilerating beach gallops for experienced riders,long distance trail riding holidays including the longest trail ride in the UK visiting all 3 of Scotlands coasts. Specialising in coast to coast riding holidays across the wild and beautiful far North of Scotland, we offer a variety of holidays to suit all budgets Our Trail Riding holidays cover the Highlands of Scotland, with several different Coast to Coast options, rides along the Great Glen Way, rides through the Wild West Highlands and the Cairngorms too. From our new riding centre in Northwilds, just outside Tain, in Ross-shire we offer pony trekking, and we can offer rides tailored to your ability and requirements - a walk along the beach, a gentle loch-side hack, a trek through heather clad hills, beach gallop or tranquil forest ride, the choice is yours. Riding in small friendly groups and booking is essential We also offer riding lessons for all ages and abilities at Northwilds too. We're sure you'll find what you are looking for at Highlands Unbridled and pride ourself on trying to make peoples riding dreams come true....
Myself and my partner were on holiday doing the north coast 500 when we organised to go on a 2 1/2 hour pony trek. It was planned for the last day of our holiday and we were really looking forward to it.
On arrival I realised it was going to be a very different experience from what I had hoped.
The cabin was very dirty with bute clearly on the table and the yard looked very unorganised. A blonde german girl showed us to the back of the cabin to get fitted for helmets. I tried on a variety of helmets, maybe four or five as I have a big head! The young lady made had a real laugh at me and made comments about how "strange and huge" my head was to the point my fiance was going to say something. I am a very laid back person and can laugh off most things (as I did in this case) but I felt very uncomfortable as she persisted to go on and on about it.
We were then lead out to the horses, most looked quite deconditioned and were not shod?
I rode a clydesdale who I later found out had only been rescued 3 months ago? Had I known this I probably would have requested another horse as he was very green.
I felt I had to school him more than enjoy the ride.
I have my own horse at home and my fiance is a beginner. The whole idea of going on a trek together was so we could ride side by side. We were told there was a strict order we had to ride in and I hardly got to speak to him the entire time. I later realised there was an "order" for a reason as most of the horses acted up if we fell out of line.
The trek was through a wooded area with quite a lot of rubbish around, the beach ride was literally just on wet sand right beside the forrest as the tide was out.
The whole experience was underwhelming and very disappointing. I have never left anyone a negative review and I am sorry to do so.
I felt 40 pound each for what was provided was very steep and I would not return.
5 based on 37 reviews
The Carnegie Whisky Cellars and Tasting Vault is among the Highland's finest, bespoke whisky shops. Now open in the new Carnegie Courthouse in the historic Royal Burgh of Dornoch. The Carnegie Whisky Cellars hold an extensive selection of whiskies from across Scotland, as well as whisky related merchandise and other spirits.
Very informative. Only went in to be nosey, ended up with recommendations of places to visit, see, eat and drink! He certainly knew his stuff and was so enthusiastic and informative with everything whisky related including local history. Sorry didn't catch your name!
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