Monday, March 14th, 2016
Our luxury getaway, Achnagairn Estate, sits a convenient seven miles away from Inverness itself and that historic city has a host of spring events and festivals, all right on your doorstep. Starting the season off is the Scottish annual NIP festival; a festival dedicated to craft spirits and the all-important Scottish commodities of whisky, rum and having an incredible time.
Held all across the city, with a final event hosted at Bogbain Farm to the south of Inverness, NIP includes tasting events and guided gin and whisky tours – including a renowned drinks exhibition. The event is perfect for anyone looking to explore Inverness over the course of your stay at Perfect Manors.
Of course, there’s no obligation to go all out and visit a festival or a city-wide event, spring is the perfect time of the year to really get out and see the sights of Scotland. With a number of walks surrounding Inverness, from hour long wanderings around Craig Phadrig to an impressive four hour trek over the Caledonian Canal, there’s plenty to keep your wanderlust at bay!
With all the Highlands has to offer there is something for everyone, be it busy festivals or humble, stunning walks through nature
Our other luxurious location, Cortes House, is a splendid venue that’s thirty six miles out from the heart of Aberdeen itself – so take the opportunity to cut right to the heart of Scotland by attending one of the newest Highland Games in the country during your stay.
The Gordon Castle Highland Games is a fair hour away from Cortes House itself, but the trip is well worth the extra effort. Mixing traditional events: the caber toss and the stone put, with new attractions, the Games promise to have a little something for everyone willing to get involved with one of Scotland’s proudest traditions. The event itself isn’t until May 15th, plenty of time to mull it over – or to get yourself hyped up for a jam-packed day of traditional fun.
See the busy city of Aberdeen and all the surrounding area has to offer, then escape to the secluded Cortes House.