Attractions & Visitor Centres
There are many places of interest to visit throughout Scotland, and a fair amount locally to fill a day out when staying with us at Boath House. To help you plan your days, whatever the weather, we have included a few of the ones that we would recommend - all are well worth a visit!
Brodie Countryfare - one of the most pleasant shopping experiences in the North of Scotland, combining a blend of quality products with a traditional Scottish welcome. With a fabulous range of design-led gift ideas, Ladies fashion and Menswear plus a family restaurant, gourmet Foodhall and deli, Brodie Countryfare provides an enjoyable, all-round Scottish shopping experience away from the city. www.brodiecountryfare.com
Johnstons of Elgin - Established in 1797 Johnstons specialise in the manufacture of cashmere and luxury fibres. Today we offer wide ranges of mens and womens knitwear, accessories, home furnishings and fine fabrics to top designers, quality retailers and customers around the world. www.johnstonscashmere.com
Baxters - The Baxter family have been producing some of the UK's finest soups, preserves, condiments, beetroot, chutneys and a wide range of other fine quality food products since 1868. Arrive at the Great Hall where you can experience the magic of the Baxters story through an audio-visual presentation and take the opportunity to sample some wonderful Scottish products. www.baxters.com
Loch Ness (Jacobite Cruises) - A great way to explore Loch Ness, Jacobite offer 5 star Loch Ness cruises through the Caledonian Canal, visiting Urquhart Castle and other historic locations. Also coach tours from Inverness to Loch Ness visiting other historic sites around Inverness. www.jacobite.co.uk
The Tain Pottery - firmly established as one of the largest Scottish ceramic manufacturers offers a wide range of products created by traditional craft technique and skill. The ware has been developed by a team of artisans including two potters who between them have more than 50 years experience creating craft ceramics. www.tainpottery.co.uk
The Strathspey Steam Railway - From its base at Aviemore through Boat of Garten and on to Broomhill, the railway takes you on a nostalgic 20 mile round trip along part of the original Highland Railway. As the train passes over Moorland, through woodlands and by great sweeps of the River Spey, the Cairngorm Mountains provide a backcloth to the scenery -- the ingredients of a great day out. www.strathspeyrailway.co.uk
Highly Recommended for 'Something Different'
Maya - Belgian Chocolate Shop famous for our Hot Chocolate “To Die For”. Fabienne De Mulder, Maître Chocolatier has created a range of over 40 different chocolates. See Fabienne making them from within the shop. Tea and coffee is also served along with a range of small cakes made on the premises! Located in Strathpeffer and well worth a visit. Open Tues - Sat, 10am - 5pm - find out more at:
Auldearn Architectural Antiques - A full range of architectural items, plus furniture, linen, china and two joinery & furniture workshops - Dalmore Manse, Lethen Road, Auldearn, Tel: 01667 453087.