If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll probably have noticed my weekend scenery was a bit different than usual. I caught the train up to Aviemore on Friday afternoon to spend a few days with the family, celebrating my Granda’s 80th birthday. I’ll try to keep this post short and sweet, and let the photos (and vlog) do the talking!
My grandparents, brother and I were staying at The Old Minister’s House B&B just outside Aviemore. The B&B itself was lovely, and I rather enjoyed having French toast and bacon for breakfast every morning, but the customer service from the owner was a bit lacking. Never mind, we spent most of the time outside anyway! Mum and Dad were staying down the road at Glenmore Campsite with the dogs which is perfectly located for walks through the woods and spending sunny afternoons by Loch Morlich. Despite a few rain showers here and there, we were really lucky with the weather (I, of course, managed to get sunburnt and midge-bitten – JOY) and even managed to squeeze in two barbecues over the weekend.
On the Friday evening we went for dinner at One Pot Borrowed, which is a sort of pop-up restaurant in what is usually (in the daytime) the Rothiemurchus Shop & Cafe. The food was excellent, I would definitely recommend it if you so happen to be looking for somewhere for a nice meal near Aviemore! We had another meal out on Sunday night and this time tried the Rowan Tree Country Hotel which was also really nice.
I always love a wee trip to Glenmore; it was one of our annual holiday spots when I was a child, and it has remained a firm favourite ever since. There’s nothing quite like dipping your toes in Loch Morlich on a scorcher of a summer afternoon, then watching the sun set over the Cairngorms. Beaut.