Best Reasons to stay in the Highland Club, Scotland

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Visiting the Highlands in Scotland will surely be among the top locations while you are planning out your itinerary to Scotland. Choosing where to stay is among the top hurdles anyone will face and the Highlands is a vast area of land and so many places to visit. So why not stay right in the centre of Highlands at the Highland Club. We had the opportunity to stay here for 5 days and in this article we list down the 5 best reasons to stay in the Highland Club while visiting Scotland.

Before we get down to the reasons, check out couple of our photos which we assure will be the BEST and the only reason to convince you to stay here.

1. Location

Highland Club is located in the centre of the Highlands and within easy driving distance of all the scenic and beautiful locations that one can visit at the Highlands of Scotland from Whisky Tours, Boating at the Loch Ness or climbing or skiing on the Ben Nevis Range. The Highland Club is located at Fort Augusts, a small village in the heart of Scottish Highlands and nearby Loch Ness (named most instagrammable Scottish loch in 2021).The Highland Club is the only loch-side accommodation on the south shore in fact, so the views are amazing and unparalleled.

Here are some of the top places you can visit from Highland Club

  • Urquhart Castle – 17miles
  • Ben Nevis Whisky Distillery – 30 miles
  • Harry Potter Jacobite steam train – 32 miles
  • Ben Nevis (highest UK mountain) – 38 miles
  • Tomatin Distillery – 40 miles
  • Inverness Airport – 43 miles
  • Glenfinnan Viaduct – 46 miles
  • Eileen Donan Castle – 48 miles
  • The Isle of Skye – 84 miles

2. Apartments

This is not a grand hotel but a collection of private apartments maintained at hotel standards. The apartments are truly luxurious and are self-catering apartments making you feel completely at home in Scotland. Relax and unwind at the beautiful luxurious apartments at the Highland Club catering to couples or families travelling together with many options available as required.

Check out our Youtube video where we give you a short glimpse of the Abbey Church 4 where we stayed and it is the largest apartment at The Highland Club, with its own private roof terrace and is located over three floors of the Abbey Church.

Some of the highlights with regards to your stay in the apartments are like:

  • Welcome Hamper with Breakfast Cereals, Snacks & Wine
  • Fruit Basket
  • Daily Maid service Included
  • Selection of complimentary snacks, soft drinks and coffee thoughout your stay
  • No Minimum night stay (except Christmas and New Year)

3. On-Site Activities

There are plenty of on-site activities to enjoy for all ages at the Highland Club. You will find more than 10 activities to keep you and your family busy during your stay like Swimming Pool, cricket and more.

Swimming Pool: The heated indoor Chapel Pool is a 10*8 metre pool coupled with steam and sauna room are beautifully designed. The Sandstone walls are used to create beautiful large ornate windows for spectacular views of the hills of South Loch Ness. You need to book slots to access the pool.

Club Lounge: This is the lounge and snooker room in the beautifully restored timber panelled former monk’s refectory. It has full sized snooker table, children’s pool table, table football, games cupboard and comfortable sofas and chairs which makes this a perfect place to hangout with friends and family or meet other hotel guests.

Archery & Knife Throwing Activities: Here you can enjoy Archery and Knife + Tomahawk throwing activities which can be arranged in collaboration with Monster Activities. It can be prebooked and charges apply as per the activity selected. We had session of Archery and Knife Throwing with Iain from Monster Activities who nicely instructed and guided us throughout the session. Surely its a fun activity while staying at the Highland Club.

Other on-site activities include Gym, Badminton, Cricket, Boules, Football, Croquet Lawn, Lawn Tennis, Table Tennis and a Giant Chess in the middle of the property. There is also a Children’s Play Area with swings, slide and a climbing frame. You can also visit the Church Atrium and also there is a dedicated section for having BBQ’s!

4. Places to Visit in the Highlands

Since being located centrally in the Scottish Highlands, the Highland Club becomes the perfect base for you during your visit to Scotland. You can enjoy and explore as much as of Highlands and later come home to a relaxing comfy bed to recharge for the next day of adventure. Surely a minimum of 3-5 days is required to explore the beauty of the Highlands in Scotland.

Listed below are some of the things to do we suggest during your stay.

Cruise Loch Ness: This is the perfect way to experience the beautiful sights, wildlife and history of the famous loch called the Loch Ness in Scotland. These cruises run close to the Highland Club. Sit back and relax the beauty of Loch Ness in all its wonder. There are daily and evening cruises to choose from at different times, please do check out their website for all details.

Visit Ben Nevis Range: Ben Nevis is the highest mountain in Scotland, United Kingdom and the British Isles. Just 50mins drive from the Highland Club, Ben Nevis must surely be on your itinerary while visiting Scotland. Here you will find the only Mountain Gondola in the UK to reach heights of 650m.This has become an amazing attraction allowing visitors to enjoy the scenic views and enjoy the atmosphere. It is wildly used by climbers, hikers and bikers.

Glenfinnan Viaduct: Harry Potter fans will definitely know of this place and will surely would like to visit here during their visit to Scotland. Surrounded by the mountains on the shore of Loch Shiel, Glenfinnan Viaduct is truly a Highland Gem and great spot to watch the Jacobite steam train traversing the hillside and crossing the Viaduct made famous by the Harry Potter Films. You can witness this moment ever day from spring to autumn.

Glencoe Nature Reserve: A place of history, wildlife, adventure and myth, Glencoe mountains were formed through volcanic eruptions and massive glaciers. Learn more about the history at the Glencoe Visitor Centre. Today it is a magnet for walkers and hikers attracting more than 150,000 mountaineers each year.

Highland Club is for everyone! Hogwarts is waiting for you!

Surely, the Highland Club provides a memorable holidays in a unique and beautiful environment filled with so many indoor and outdoor activities and facilities for all ages. It offers something for everyone and surely you should not miss staying here while visiting Scotland!

So search your apartments as per your requirements and plan your wonderful Highland Vacation now!

You can also check out a few activities or tours which you can plan to do in the Scottish Highlands below:

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