Why Dunalastair Hotel Suites is the perfect backdrop for a family reunion?

For many people trips to Scotland become a lifelong passion, where the intensity of previous memories draws them back again and again. It often serves as a remedy to the jostle of everyday life, offering the calm of expansive wilderness, simple natural beauty and a heartfelt welcome. With hassle-free access by air, train, or car Highland Perthshire offers plenty to do for all family members, including castles, walks and hikes, cycling, and nearby picturesque Pitlochry, with events throughout the year, theatre, rich clan history. For sheer calm, Loch Rannoch on the hotel’s doorstep is hard to beat, with the dramatic backdrop of Schiehallion, one of the most famous Munro’s.

Dunalastair Hotel Suites, the Loch Rannoch Hotel, is the ideal, restful base to return to each day on a family-friendly, luxury hotel holiday in Scotland. 

This Guide Includes:

  • 5 of the best family-friendly cycle routes in Scotland
  • Must visit Film & TV locations for the family
  • Weekend breaks & short holidays in Scotland
  • The best Scottish Highlands accommodation for families

Top 5 family-friendly cycle routes in Scotland

Cycling Holidays in Perthsire

When you are on unfamiliar territory with the whole family, Dunalastair Hotel Suites are more than happy to suggest the best route for your cycling trip. There is plenty of variety for all abilities. The adventure starts here, as we present our guide for the best family-friendly cycle routes in Scotland.

1. Queens view – Kinloch Rannoch Loop from Pitlochry

Distance: 75.1 Miles

Average Speed: 10 MPH

Difficulty: Expert – Very good fitness required

2. Pass of Killiecrankie – Queens view Loop from Pitlochry

Distance: 42.5 Miles

Average Speed: 9.9 MPH

Difficulty: Expert – Very good fitness required

3. Sluice House Beach – Sluice Loop from Kinross

Distance: 12.7 Miles

Average Speed: 9.8 MPH

Difficulty: Easy – Suitable for all skill levels

4. Riverbank ride – Smeaton’s Bridge Loop from Perth

Distance: 16.6 Miles

Average Speed: 9.8 MPH

Difficulty: Easy – Suitable for all skill levels

5. Dunkeld Hermitage Loop

Distance: 7.45 Miles

Average Speed: 6.6 MPH

Difficulty: Intermediate – Good fitness required

Must visit Film & TV locations you can see with family

Glenfinnan Viaduct

It comes as no surprise that film directors are drawn to the dramatic scenery of the Scottish Highlands. From Bond and Braveheart to Harry Potter and The Crown. The locations are as varied as the material.

1. Glenfinnan Viaduct (83.2 miles from Dunalastair Hotel)

Featured in: Harry Potter

Tickets: Adults: From £46 / Children: From £28 | Times: Frequent daily departures from 10.15 AM

Visit: westcoastrailways.co.uk

2. Doune Castle (78.7 miles from Dunalastair Hotel Suites)

Featured in: Monty Python / Outlander

Tickets: Adults: From £9 / Children: From £5.50 | Times: Daily departures from 9.30 am to 5.30 pm

Visit: www.historicenvironment.scot

3. Kinloch Rannoch

Featured in: Outlander

Visit: www.dunalastairhotel.com

4. Rannoch Moor (16.4 miles from Dunalastair Hotel Suites)

Featured in: Trainspotting, Monty Python, Rob Roy, and more

Visit: www.visitscotland.com

5. Rosslyn Chapel, Edinburgh (102 miles from the Hotel)

Featured in: The Davinci Code

Times: TBC Tickets: Adults – From £9 / Children free as part of a family group

Visit: www.rosslynchapel.com 

Weekend holidays & short breaks with Dunalastair Hotel Suites 

Family Voyagers

For sheer accessibility, Scotland beats many destinations hands down. Without the stress of the passport queue and wondering whether your luggage is still taking the same holiday as you, your break can start when you leave home.

After a day of touring the wild open spaces of the Scottish Highlands, the prospect of returning to the cosiness of Dunalastair Hotel Suites, the luxury hotel in Perthshire, is so much more appealing. Just the right mindset for a romantic getaway where you can relax and re-energise.

The sparse Scottish Highland population means there is very little light pollution in the skies, so if you go outside on a clear night, you will be rewarded with many brilliant stars studding the sky.

Look at these activities around our luxury hotel in Perthshire when you choose your family-friendly holiday in Scotland:

Outdoor adventures and activities

If you’re the adventurous type, then Scotland is packed with ways to get your adrenaline pumping. From white water rafting, canyoning, gorge walking and quad biking there is something for all aptitudes and ages. 

Walks and Hikes 

You are spoilt for choice with mountain hikes in the Highlands. The U.K.’s tallest mountain, Ben Nevis at 1345m, isn’t for the fainthearted, but the route up is well maintained, weather permitting. If something a bit less strenuous appeals, there are plenty of woodland trails and lochside wanders, where you will be amazed by the abundance of wildlife. 

Water-based activities

While swimming, practised by a few for years, has come of age and now seems to be a mainstream activity. Lochs are ideal for wild swimmers where they achieve the buzz they crave from the frankly chilly water. Apparently, you feel great for the rest of the day!

Loch Lomond (approx.70 miles from Dunalastair Hotels Suites) has become popular for wild swimming enthusiasts.

Dunalastair Hotel Suites Weekend Special Offers

Break from your routine to feel relaxed, recharged and suitably proud for what you’ve accomplished during your ultimate Scottish Highland break.

The package includes:

  • 2 nights in The Munro Suite
  • Cooked breakfast each morning
  • A bottle of champagne
  • A 7-course tasting menu experience
  • A private Highland tour

Learn more: https://www.dunalastairhotel.com/offers/ultimate-dunalastair-weekend-experience/

Best Place to Stay in the Scottish Highlands for families

Family Suites at Dunalastair Hotel

Dunalastair Hotel Suites is our Loch Rannoch hotel. It is the perfect base to relax and recuperate from the rigours of everyday life. Surrounded by magnificent wilderness and a multitude of places to explore, Dunalastair Hotel Suites is a haven to return to. A five-star stay with attentive but not intrusive service and delightful rooms.

Experience the best that Scotland has to offer with Dunalastair Hotel Suites’ Family Voyagers Package – Two nights of uninterrupted togetherness on a mini adventure for four or one of our weekend offers in Scotland. The great outdoors (and indoors) has never been so much fun.

To enjoy our luxury hotel in Scotland, book your stay at the Dunalastair Hotel Suites Loch Rannoch online. Alternatively, call reservations today on +44 (0)1882 580444

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