There is a huge range of activities on offer, just a short distance from your front door.
Nowhere else in the world will you find more malt whisky distilleries than in Speyside. There are nine to visit – the closest is Glen Moray, which is just minutes away. However, all are located within a relatively short distance.
And while the nearby Spey provides the clear waters for these distilleries, it also offers some of the finest salmon fishing in the world, with excellent beats at Craigellachie, Boat of Garten and Grantown.
This is also perfect walking country. Some of the options include the chance to spot ospreys and dolphins on the coastal route from Spey Bay to Buckie, or perhaps the wide expanses of sand at Lossiemouth, taking time to explore the lighthouse and the marina.
The nearby Grampian and Cairngorm ranges offer world-class climbing within easy reach. From the less-challenging Munros to Ben Nevis itself, there is a challenge for climbers of every ability.
Of course, the landscape also makes this the perfect setting for hunting and shooting. Grouse, deer and other quarries await in the spectacular landscape.
Trails just outside Nairn offer an excellent selection of graded mountain biking routes, and the area has plenty more on offer. For a slightly less-challenging ride, the coastal cycle route from Burghead to Cullen offers a huge range of scenery and opportunities to spot wildlife.
The Highlands boast some of the world’s finest courses, offering a challenge for golfers of any level. Courses nearby include Cruden Bay, Elgin, Moray Golf Club, Kingsbarnes, Murcar, Royal Aberdeen, Royal Dornoch, St Andrews.