Brora and the surrounding area - a year-round treat!
The tiny village of Brora, on the spectacular east coast of the northern Highlands, is, quite simply, a brilliant destination for families. Whether you want to get away from it all and spend your time walking the beach and playing games by the fire, or exploring all that this beautiful and fascinating area has to offer, this is the place to do it.
Enjoy the fabulous long white sand beach (just 2 minutes from our property). You can build sandcastles, walk the dog for miles, or, thanks to the riding centre in nearby Tain, you can even gallop by the water’s edge on horseback!
Next to the beach you’ll find the Royal Marine Hotel, where our guests enjoy free access to the hotel’s leisure suite, offering a swimming pool, gym, sauna, steam room and beautician. An extra-special treat is that once the kids are in bed, the hotel will deliver your evening meal from the restaurant next door - and take away the dishes afterwards! Try the baked camembert followed by the leg of Sutherland lamb or North Sea turbot, for a locally sourced, exquisitely cooked dinner with a French twist.
If it’s golf you’re looking for, Brora has a beautiful links course, designed by the legendary James Braid - or you can swing your clubs at the famous Royal Dornoch Club just a few miles down the road.
Away from the beach, there are lots of nearby places of interest to keep the family entertained - whatever the weather. There’s great shopping and eating out in small towns like Dornoch and Tain, and the magnificent Dunrobin castle has wonderful gardens, daily falconry displays - and ghosts! Clynelish Distillery offers tours and samples of its fine single malts - definitely adults only - while the kids can have their treat with a helping of Capaldi’s ice cream. The Orcadian Stone Company at Golspie offers unusual gifts.
You can get to Brora by driving the coastal road from Inverness, or, if you take the train, a free pick-up service from Brora station is available for all of our guests, allowing you to arrive in relaxed style after enjoying the beautiful scenery en route.