Close your eyes and imagine your perfect Christmas break. What do you see? A blanket of snow over hills that roll on into the distance? Cosy rooms lit up by flames dancing in log fires? Cups of steaming hot chocolate and woolly jumpers?
This winter wonderland is not as far as you’d imagined; almost as far north as the Scandinavian cities of Oslo and Stockholm, the snow capped mountains of the Highlands in winter are a sight to behold. And with daily flights to Inverness from so many locations in the UK, along with many International locations, it has never been easier to visit them.
For the ideal Christmas breaks in Scotland, the Highlands have everything you could think of. The scenery is its crowning glory, as Lochs, mountains and glens are transformed into magical Narnia-like settings when coated in frost and snow. You only have to explore Buzzfeed’s collection of stunning photos to see what we mean:
For those who want to explore even more of this scenery on a more active Christmas break in Scotland, winter Hiking in the Highlands is a must. Wrap up in your warmest gear to appreciate the beauty of Glen Affric, with its snow covered birch trees and icy cascades, or head further afield to the Cairngorms to explore the stunning mountain range.
There, you will find Lecht 2090, one of the UK’s prime locations for skiing and snowboarding throughout the winter months. Take a peak (!) at http://www.lecht.co.uk/ at the lifts and runs you can enjoy on an excursion to this wonderful skiing resort.
For those who would rather cosy up and enjoy their Christmas breaks in Scotland without too much exertion, our winter breaks at Achnagairn Estate are just the ticket. With a room in one of our Large Luxury Lodges, your dream of a log fire and private escape can become reality. From only £155 per person per night, stay for a two-night break with dinners and even car hire included! Alternatively, come with a bigger group and rent an entire Lodge on a self-catering basis, sleeping up to 12 people.