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Introducing the Historic Bunchrew House by Inverness & the NC500

Posted by on May 24th 2018 in Europe, Inspiration, Luxury, Photography, Scotland

Introducing the Historic Bunchrew House by Inverness & the NC500

Overlooking the wide open vistas of the very bonnie Beauly Firth sits the impressive Bunchrew House Hotel, just 6-miles west of Inverness. The hotel makes a perfect staging point for those exploring the area, or indeed those starting or finishing the now very popular North Coast 500.

The NC500 as it is known is Scotland's answer to 'Route 66', a spectacular route that winds itself around the Northern Highlands coast roads. Unlike the NC500 however, Bunchrew House...

"SCOTLAND WILD SLEEPS" - NEW INNOVATIVE MICRO-ESCAPES FOR EVERYONE

Posted by on April 14th 2018 in Adventure & Expeditions, Europe, Inspiration, Sandgrouse Explorers Club, Sandgrouse News, Scotland, Travel Tips & Advice

Scotland Wild Camping
ESCAPE; WAKE UP SURROUNED BY RUGGED MOUNTAINS IN WILDERNESS THAT'S GOOD FOR YOUR SOUL

Scotland is a destination to rival any of the 'trending' locations seen in our in-flight magazines or Instagram feeds. A small, beautiful country that packs an almighty punch. It could be said, Scotland is clichéd by images of hairy Highland cows, castles perched on rocky outcrops and tartan clad pipers in heathered glens. And yet, Scotland has a habit of delivering on these classic images. This is a country rich in heritage. A place defined by rugged...

Inverlochy Castle - One of the World's Most Desirable Hotels Awaits

Posted by on January 10th 2018 in Europe, Inspiration, Luxury, Scotland, Travel Tips & Advice

Luxury Scotland 5* Hotel Holiday
INVERLOCHY CASTLE - JEWEL OF THE HIGHLANDS

If you are looking for the very best in Scottish luxury hotels whilst still ticking off the "Scottish castle" bucket list dream, then we think you need look no further than the magnificent Inverlochy Castle, by Fort William. 

This stunning 5-star castle hotel boast a fascinating history along with ultimate comfort and elegant luxury. These three merits together with some of the highest levels of service to be found anywhere in the world and of course,...

Scandinavia's Happy Secret: Friluftsliv

Posted by on March 19th 2017 in Adventure & Expeditions, Ambassadors, Inspiration, Sandgrouse News, Scandinavia , Scotland, Travel Tips & Advice

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Friluftsliv! Be inspired and learn more about the Scandinavian outdoor lifestyle and how it can improve your own life. Join us on March 29th at the brand new Nordic Outdoor store in Glasgow.

Did you know that the Nordic countries hog the top ten world rankings for the most happy people? This amazing fact prompted us to wonder why? Beyond the superb infrastructures, great standards of living, pioneering social care systems and the secure and strong economies there is to us a much more obvious and ancient...

Guest Blog: The Art of Dressing for Winter by Nordic Outdoor Ltd.

Posted by on December 8th 2016 in Adventure & Expeditions, Europe, Inspiration, Luxury, Sandgrouse News, Scandinavia , Scotland, Travel Tips & Advice

Guest Blog: The Art of Dressing for Winter by Nordic Outdoor Ltd.
We are pleased to announce that we have teamed up with the brilliant Nordic Outdoor Ltd who have shops throughout the UK. Nordic Outdoor are the UK's leading supplier of quality Scandinavian outdoor and bushcraft equipment. 

On booking your tailor-made holiday with Sandgrouse Travel & Expeditions you will receive a personal discount code to use in-store or online. We love the idea of giving you the chance to make sure you are properly kitted out with the best gear before your adventure.

At Nordic Outdoor you...

Land Rover Experience Scotland as part of our Luxury Scotland trips

Posted by on August 18th 2016 in Adventure & Expeditions, Europe, Inspiration, Luxury, Sandgrouse News, Scotland, Travel Tips & Advice

Land Rover Experience Scotland as part of our Luxury Scotland trips
"Our clients and incentive travel groups not only have the luxury of using Land Rovers of their choice for the duration of their amazing Luxury Scotland trips but they also have the chance to put a Land Rover through its off-road paces at the official Land Rover Experience Scotland centre close to Dunkeld." - Solveig Kerdranvat, Sandgrouse Travel & Expeditions.   Set amongst the beautiful Perthshire countryside in 'Big Tree Country' at the heart of Scotland, you find the incredible Land Rover Experience Scotland centre. 

(To...

Visit Hopetoun House Scotland's finest stately home

Posted by on July 13th 2016 in Europe, Luxury, Scotland, Travel Tips & Advice

Visit Hopetoun House Scotland's finest stately home
THE RESPLENDENT HOPETOUN HOUSE - HOME TO THE MARQUIS OF LINLITHGOW 

Located only a few miles outside of Edinburgh is one of the Scotland's most beautiful and impressive family homes, in fact this is often said to be the country's finest stately home. The glorious Hopetoun House is the home to the Marquis of Linlithgow and has been the ancestral seat of the Hope family whom still occupy the South Wing for over 200 years.  

(The magnificent and ornate state rooms within...

Luxury Scotland Holidays planned by Edinburgh based Sandgrouse Travel

Posted by on July 9th 2016 in Europe, Inspiration, Luxury, Photography, Scotland, Travel Tips & Advice

Luxury Scotland Holidays planned by Edinburgh based Sandgrouse Travel

We can tailormake your next holiday to include everything you dream of whilst here in Scotland. Our 'Luxury Scotland' itineraries can include anything you wish, from a round of golf at the famous St. Andrews Old Course to whisky tasting at a single malt distillery on Islay. With Sandgrouse Travel, you have access to extraordinary experiences, and you could even be staying in some of Scotland's best castles. The below series of photographs gives you a sneak peak, sometimes literally through the keyhole, into some of the great monuments...

Wilderness Dreaming: Plan Your Outdoor Holiday & Find Your Inner Reset Button

Posted by on July 1st 2016 in Adventure & Expeditions, Inspiration, Luxury, Scandinavia , Scotland, Travel Tips & Advice

Wilderness Dreaming: Plan Your Outdoor Holiday & Find Your Inner Reset Button
DISCOVER SOMETHING BIGGER & SPEND MORE TIME OUTDOORS 

We at Sandgrouse Travel & Expeditions find ourselves being called back to magical parts of the world in a reoccuring cycle. From here at home in Scotland and within the UK, to remote corners of world such as Scandinavia and Africa we go in search of our 'fix'. These callings lurk within us all and if neglected they become almost nagging desires. It is this same emotion that is essentially the driving force behind people booking a holiday (or two or three) each year.

People need...

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