We are based on the outskirts of Inverness, the capital of the Highlands, which is an ideal location from which to start your exploration of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. Inverness is also at the start of the North Coast 500 trail, which provides stunning costal scenery and can be driven in either direction.
Inverness city and the environs have many interesting things to see, from a free museum in the city centre, historical Culloden Battlefield and the Clava cairns, the famous Castle Stuart golf course to dolphins in the Moray Firth, plus lots of parks, shops, restaurants and pubs with live music.
Slightly further afield you can see Red Kites at Tollie, the castles at Urquhart, Brodie, Cawdor and Dunrobin (which also has a falconry) and of course Loch Ness - maybe you'll be lucky and spot Nessie while on a cruise of the loch?
Inverness is surrounded by mountains, most of which can be reached within a hour or so's drive. It's on the east coast and you can drive to Ullapool on the west coast in an hour.
Ferries to the islands go from Ullapool, Mallaig and Oban - all within easy driving distance of Inverness; see Caledonian MacBrayne
You can arrive in Inverness by car, train and plane.
The main road into Inverness from the south is the A9, with the A96 connecting it to Aberdeen in the east. Driving time from Edinburgh/Glasgow is about 3 hours, depending on traffic and 2.5 hours from Aberdeen.
Dogs can be taken on the trains for free, provided you keep them on a lead and under control.
Also, there is an overnight sleeper from London, on which you can take your dog, see details at Sleeper info.
We are only 5 miles from Inverness Airport, at Dalcross, which has regular flights from London Gatwick, Luton Bristol, Amsterdam and several more; see www.flybe.com and www.easyjet.com New routes are opening up all the time, especially during the summer months.
If you are arriving by either train or plane, we can arrange to do the handover at the station/airport if required. Alternatively, if you wish to unpack your things into the motorhome and leave the empty bags at ours while you are away, then obviously you would need to get a bus/taxi to our house.