There is nothing like staying in a historic Highland coaching inn for a night.
When you are cosied up in the bar with a beer or dram in your hand, you can imagine the many travellers who have passed through before you with tales of kelpies, selkies and loch monsters.
Then next morning, you can enjoy a hearty full Scottish breakfast followed by a scenic ramble hand-in-hand with your favourite person.
And if you hear a wailing in the distance? Don’t worry, it’s probably not a banshee or the Ghosts of Culloden. It’s probably just the wind.
Historic Highland hideaway
Based in the countryside near Inverness, Old North Inn Hotel has been welcoming guests for around 300 years. It is close to the shores of the Beauly Firth, where you can sometimes spot deer and bottlenose dolphins.
As the hotel is around an hour from Glasgow and two hours from Edinburgh, it’s also ideal for an overnight escape.
This Big Deal is for a one night bed and breakfast stay for two with a bottle of house wine on arrival. It’s available until 3rd June 2019 and there will be a £10 supplement for Friday or Saturday stays.
If you would like to dine at the hotel, you will also get a 10% discount on your meal.
Situated at the start of the world famous North Coast 500 driving route, the Old North Inn Hotel is decorated in a traditional Scottish style. The team promise true Highland hospitality and spacious rooms for relaxing in.
The hotel also includes a restaurant serving home-style dishes (including a vegan menu), plus a lounge and a bar offering both local and international ales, as well as whiskies.
Hearty Scottish and international dining
The recently overhauled menu at Old North Inn is full of hearty favourites plus plenty to appeal to contemporary tastes as well.
Menus can change, but expect satisfying choices like Balmoral chicken with Munro’s haggis; slow-braised lamb shank in a port, rosemary & red currant sauce, and braised Highland venison casserole. As well as this you can sample a selection of pastas, salads, burgers and pizzas.
Highlights of the bespoke vegan menu include the Moving Mountains burger; mushroom tagliatelle with white wine cream & truffle oil, and a sweet potato, spinach & chickpea curry.
Explore the area
From wildlife watching to hiking to whisky tasting at the nearby Glen Ord Distillery, there will be plenty to do on your trip.
Inverness itself offers plenty of attractions, particularly the castle, the cathedral and the charming Victorian Market.
A recent guest at Old North Inn Hotel had this to say on TripAdvisor:
‘Nice and relaxing. Highly recommended, great place and staff. Lots of places to visit so it helps to have a car. It’s all been done up so it looks brand new and very clean. There is a restaurant that offers a good variety of food and drinks.…’
Get away from it all
A convenient distance from Glasgow and Edinburgh, the Old North Inn Hotel offers everything you need for a relaxing Highland overnighter.
This includes pretty scenery, a bottle of wine to crack open on arrival and a full Scottish breakfast the next morning.
So if you would like to surprise someone special with a cosy mini-break, then you know what to do.