Unlock the best... Scottish hospitality - Real Word

There’s nothing quite like the warmth of Scottish hospitality, so to help inspire your next trip to Scotland we connected with Carly Flockhart from the Laggan Gaskmore Hotel in the Scottish Highlands, which you’ll visit on our incredible Best of Scotland tour.

She showed us the magnificent views from this tranquil and historic hotel where the property is surrounded by greener-than-green grass and soaring mountains. If you’re lucky you’ll spot a Golden Eagle or Osprey soaring high above, or a Red Deer Stag and Pine Martin outside the panoramic windows!

“The Scottish highlands are such a peaceful, tranquil, relaxed part of Scotland with green rolling hills, wildlife on our doorstep,” Carly says.

“The scenery is changing all the time. It’s just spectacular. I love the open wilderness, the fresh air, the peace and quiet. It’s such a unique part of the world.”

While sometimes the local accent can be thick, the Scottish people exude a friendliness that goes beyond language – and it’s here that you’ll gain a taste of that special Scottish hospitality. 

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Scottish hospitality means… seasonal eating

Trafalgar guests are lucky to stay in this magnificent location where the hotel restaurant serves up exquisite traditional and modern Scottish fare. Inspired by the location deep in the Scottish Highlands, the Laggan Gaskmore Hotel sources the best seasonal ingredients from neighbouring farms and local fishmongers.

The kitchen uses these top quality locally sourced produce to create classic and comforting Scottish dishes like scotch eggs with black pudding and Scottish haddock topped with a lemon and herb butter.

After dinner, relax by the open fire with a dram of Scotch whisky (there’s more than 30 to choose from) or try a local lager from Aviemore, just up the road. If the sun’s still up, choose to relax in the conservatory where you’ll gaze over green fields and watch hares, rabbits, red squirrels and birds roam the gardens. Bliss!

Scottish hospitality means… a great day out

Set in the Central Highlands of Scotland, you’ll wake each day to panoramic views from every bedroom window. Surrounded by the Monadhliath and Grampian mountain ranges, feel inspired by the natural location while getting ready for a big day exploring. 

From this special spot in the Cairngorms National Park, we’ll embark on a day trip to the magical Isle of Skye, stopping by the tragic battlefield of Culloden, past Scotland’s infamous Loch Ness and to see the solitary beauty of Eilean Donan Castle.

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