Need a wee break from exploring the majestic nature trails of Scotland? These places are the perfect pre-walk or post-walk pit stop to regain your strengths with a pint or a bite to eat.
Great stop-offs in Scotland
1) The Pine Marten Bar
Run by young local couple Katie and Scotty this wee bar is a must stop-off if visiting Cairngorm Mountain or Loch Morlich. A decor with one of a kind Scottish snow sports memorabilia and a wooden chalet feel make this place special. A fine section of local beers, gin and whisky are available. Check out their cafe if you want a spot of lunch. Accommodation available in their Treehouse and Glamping Pods. Ski hire is also available during the winter at their Snow Badger Rentals below the bar. Try out cross country skiing on the forestry paths nearby. You can also grab an ice cream and enjoy it on the beach at Loch Morlich while taking in the stunning views.
2) The Wineport
At the foot of Goatfell (the highest point in Arran), The Wineport is a perfect pre-walk or post-walk pit stop. The large beer garden outside acts as an amazing sun trap and spot to sample the local beer. The menu offers up classic pub dishes that are sourced from Arran as much as possible. The Lobster Tuesdays have also been a catch....
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A family-run bar and restaurant situated on the shores of Loch Ness, Fiddler’s bar has something for everyone. Their extensive whisky menu, beer cellar and kitchen have the best of what Scotland can offer. They also have a coffee shop next door that offers terrific Scottish home baking, so well worth a pit stop.
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