Things to Do

Things to do

Whether you are looking for a relaxing break or a thrills and adventure holiday {or something in between} idyllic Speyside and the wider Moray region has plenty to offer.

Enjoy the long sandy beaches of Lossiemouth, Culbin Sands, Findhorn Beach and Cullen Bay and keep your eyes peeled for dolphins, porpoises and seals. Visit quaint fishing villages like Findhorn and Portknockie and sample fresh lobsters straight from the boats at Lossiemouth.

Try some white water rafting down the River Findhorn or take a more sedate cruise along the Moray Firth. Head inland to ascend the gentle slopes of Ben Rinnes – the ‘Mountain of Moray’ – or venture beyond to the snowy peaks of the Cairngorm Mountains.

Discover where the real Macbeth was crowned King of Scotland in 1040. Visit one of Moray and Aberdeenshire’s many ancient castles: Balvenie Castle, for instance, seven centuries old and listing the names of Edward I of England and Mary Queen of Scots in its visitors book. Other Castles which are not too far away include the historic Brodie Castle and Ballindalloch Castle, home to the MacPherson Grants

Don your plus-fours and Pringles and play a round of golf. We have courses to suit the scratch player and the twenty seven handicapper alike. Try a gentle nine holes amidst the slopes of Rothes or a challenging eighteen holes at Hopeman, whilst not far away we have the Royal Dornoch, the Nairn Golf Club and Castle Stuart, three-time host to the Scottish Open.

And no visit to Orton Holiday Cottages would be complete without sampling a wee dram or two of Scotland’s ‘liquid gold’. Over forty distilleries are listed on the famous ‘Moray Whisky Trail’. Some of the most famous malts are here, Glenfiddich, Glenlivet and Cardhu amongst them, but also the lesser known such as Ben Rinnes, Glenfarclas and Tamdhu.

These are just a small taste of what your stay with us at Orton Holiday Cottages holds in store. Personalised itineraries can be arranged, including transport and instruction where appropriate, and all our holiday lets hold a full and updated list of activities.

(Photo: Lossiemouth Golf Course)