Set on the banks of the River Lossie, a 15-minute walk from Elgin Cathedral, a mile from Glen Moray Distillery and a few minutes’ walk from the historical centre of Elgin, the four star Mansion House Hotel & Country Club offers an ideal base for exploring the local area. The elegant rooms are kitted out with en suite bathrooms, flat-screen TVs and tea- and coffee-making facilities. On-site amenities include an AA Rosette-awarded restaurant and a casual bistro. There is also an indoor pool, an exercise room, a spa, a hot tub and a snooker room.
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Guests may go rambling around lakes and hillsides or trek the known routes in Beinn Eighe nature reserve, near Kinlochewe. Walking aside, many fishing areas and golf courses are dotted around the area for more conventional activities.
Visitors may explore the great outdoors, taking to Loch Linnhe with a boat ride out to Seal Island for a nature-spotting trip. They may keep eyes peeled for herons and seals, with the odd porpoise known to sometimes make an appearance. Travellers may head north toward Fort William and find throat-warming ventures in the Ben Nevis Distillery at Lochybridge. Further afield, potentially snowy peaks can be sought on Glencoe Mountain, and visitors may even get a whizz on the ski slopes.