Short Breaks

Short breaks

August Bank Holiday Family Fun in The Scottish Highlands

Here at The Kingsmills Hotel in The Highlands of Scotland, we are continuing to enjoy the lazy hazy days of summer. And the forecasters (who we all know are never wrong about such things) tell us the sun will keep shining throughout August…here’s hoping!

 

There really is so much going on in The Highlands to keep you and your family entertained over the summer, with a wealth of activities for children on our doorstep. It really is a breath-taking part of Scotland in which to enjoy a family break over the August bank holiday weekend.

 

Discover Explore is a great online and offline game in which you and your family can become explorers.  You will discover hidden and extraordinary historical stories in and around the magical Great Glen.  You will uncover 400 million years of stories through a series of daring missions.  Click here to find out how you can take part.  There are so many iconic locations taking part in Discover Explore but you can equally visit them in your own leisurely time.

 

Culloden Battlefield is now restored to as close as it was on the fateful day when the two sides marched on it.  It takes on a whole new meaning with the exciting award-winning visitor centre now open.  Come and find out why this battle, which lasted only one hour, changed the way of life in The Highlands forever.

 

Merkinch Nature Reserve is a hidden gem in the heart of Inverness.  An area full of wildlife with roe deer, herons, cormorants, weasels and many colourful creatures, it will be a day well spent!

 

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The spectacular Plodda Falls

Equally, Plodda Falls is the highest and most spectacular waterfall in the area at over 40 metres high.  Set within beautiful walks and trails you will enjoy both the scenery and the wonders of nature. Take a picnic and enjoy an unforgettable family day out.

 

For more active pursuits, Experience 4×4 offers off road and all terrain vehicle trails.  Hilarity from start to finish and suitable for kids too!  Sharing in this family adventure is sure to result in lots of laughter – both from nerves and the fun!

 

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Landmark Forest Adventure Park – great fun for all the family!

 

A firm favourite in The Highlands is a day at Landmark Forest Adventure Park, with its many great attractions and family friendly activities – some not for the faint-hearted! Water rides, high rope trails, sky diving and a maze is just some of the feats you will endure!

 

The Kingsmills Hotel has some amazing deals on over the August bank holiday, making sure that you make the most of the family break.  Why not take a look at our Family Breaks offer, in which kids stay free! This includes 2 night’s accommodation in one of Kingsmills Hotel’s beautiful family rooms, breakfast for the whole family each morning, complimentary use of our leisure club AND entry tickets to Landmark Forest Adventure Park for 2 adults and 2 children. Alternatively, book at least 7 days in advance to take advantage of our Summer Saver offer, saving a minimum of 10%.

 

Whichever option you choose, you are guaranteed an unforgettable August bank holiday weekend in The Highlands of Scotland.

 

Planning the Perfect Stag Weekend in Inverness

More often than not, these days the stereotypical stag weekend tends to involve groups of rowdy lads jumping on a plane to Prague and trekking through the city in morph-suits drinking their body weight in beer! Here at The Kingsmills Hotel and Kingsclub & Spa, Inverness, we offer more traditional and cheaper stag weekend options in beautiful Scotland, designed for the more sophisticated gentleman.

 

Our stag packages include activities such as mountain climbing, distillery tours and sailing, whilst our leisure club is the ideal place to unwind. We offer fantastic room rates in a wide selection of beautiful bedrooms, all with full access to The Kingsmill Hotel’s excellent facilities.

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If golf is your game, Inverness offers an incredible selection of idyllic courses, whilst the surrounding scenic Highlands offer exciting golfing challenges in some of the world’s loveliest and most diverse landscapes. The Kingsmills Hotel is proud to have special partnerships with some of the best Scottish golf courses, offering a selection of fantastic golf breaks at courses including Castle Stuart Championship Golf Course, Royal Dornoch Golf Club, The Nairn Golf Club, Nairn Dunbar Golf Club and Inverness Golf Club. Have a look at our golf packages here.

 

Whatever you are looking for from your stag weekend, our dedicated team of golf specialists can work with you to create a tailor-made golfing weekend in Scotland. We can organise tee times on multiple courses throughout your weekend, and will cover off practical planning elements such as sorting transportation, meaning that all you have to worry about is not being out-done by the Father-of-the-Bride in the golfing stakes!

 

scotch whisky, luxury hotel inverness, stag weekend scotland, malt whiskyAfter all that time spent outdoors, you will be ready for some of the very finest Scottish cuisine. Look no further than our selection of on-site restaurants, including the elegant Inglis Restaurants, and the airy Conservatory Brasserie. We also offer exquisite private dining rooms for group dining, which are perfect for stag celebrations. Why not wash down all that delicious grub with a night-cap of the finest Scotch whisky – we can even arrange a whisky tasting as part of your evening.

 

 

The choice is yours – this is your stag weekend. Give us a call on 01462 257 100 to get the ball rolling…

Inverness: The Place to be this Summer!

Summer holidays are fast approaching and even the weather seems to be in agreement about that!  There are so many good reasons to visit the Highlands of Scotland – majestic scenery, inspiring history, grand castles and, of course, our world renowned whisky distilleries.  Here at Kingsmills Hotel, we’ve put our heads together and come up with a few more great suggestions of things to keep you and the family entertained this summer…

 

Belladrum Festival, Beauly: August 2nd and 3rd

 

An eagerly anticipated landmark event in the Scottish festival calendar, this family friendly event includes over 90 acts across 5 stages featuring local and internationally renowned artists. Why not combine some high-octane action with a relaxing stay at Kingsmills Hotel? We have a fantastic range of luxury hotel rooms to suit everyone, check out our availability here.

 

Scottish Open, Castle Stuart: July 11th – 14th

 

The 2013 Scottish Open returns to Castle Stuart where, once again, the spectators will enjoy great viewing perspectives made possible by the unique topography of this much heralded links course over looking the Moray Firth in Inverness, Scotland. Golf in Scotland is among the best in the world, and if golf is your thing, Kingsmills Hotel offers a fantastic selection of good value golf breaks.

 

Moscow State Circus, Bught Park: July 6th – 13th

 

The Moscow State Circus returns to the UK with its latest and greatest production to date – Gorky Park. If you’re looking for ideas for inspiring breaks with children, this guarantees fantastic fun for all the family!

 

Inverness Highland Games, Northern Meeting Park: July 20th

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Treat your family to an action-packed day of Highland delights at the Inverness Highland Games 

 

The Annual Inverness Highland Games features a mix of track and field events, displays and family entertainment.  Founded in 1822, the games are one of the most spectacular traditional gatherings staged in Scotland and are a highlight of any trip to the Highlands. After a busy day at the games, we’d love to welcome you to enjoy a slap up meal in one of our wonderful onsite restaurants. Our childrens menu options are far more extensive than most hotel restaurants in Scotland, helping you enjoy a stress-free family break.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For discount hotel rates whilst exploring the Highlands, visit our website. With so much to see and do in Inverness this summer, our friendly team would love to welcome you at Kingsmills Hotel.

 

 

Last Minute Getaways at Kingsmills Hotel, Inverness.

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Guests at the hotel have full use of the leisure club which includes a gym, sauna, steam room, jacuzzi and swimming pool. You really are spoiled for choice.

When was the last time you did something spontaneous? Sometimes life can’t always be planned down to a tee, occasionally we need to do something a little out of the ordinary in order to keep things exciting and fresh! We can’t think of a better way to escape from normality than to take a trip up to the Highlands of Scotland, to explore the banks of the famous Loch Ness and all it has to offer, topped off with a relaxing stay at the luxurious 4 star Kingsmill Hotel in Inverness.

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Do something a bit different, and visit the amazing Loch Ness for a last minute holiday.

Why don’t you treat yourself or your loved ones to a trip to Inverness in the Highlands for a spur of the moment get-away, with so much to do in the local area, you are guaranteed a trip to remember! Inverness has as abundance of activities to offer visitors, some of its most famous attractions include:

So whether you are interested in walking, cycling, golf, history or you just want to enjoy some of Scotland’s most beautiful scenery, Inverness has something to offer everyone.

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Why not play a round of golf at one of Scotland’s top courses during your stay?

Once you have taken in everything there is to see and do around Inverness, Kingmills Hotel with its luxury spa and choice of amazing restaurants is the perfect place to relax and unwind.  We are currently offering attractive rates for last-minute getaways as we know the importance of making spur-of-the-moment breaks enjoyable and easy to organise.

What’s included in our last-minute getaway :

  • 4 Star Accommodation
  • Scottish Buffet Breakfast
  • FREE WIFI in bar and lounge area
  • FREE onsite car parking
  • Full use of the leisure facilties
  • VAT

Click here to check availability and book online

To view this offer on our website please click here. Or alternatively you can call direct on 01463 257100 or email reservations@kingsmillshotel.com