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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...

FANTASTIC SNOWMEN AND WHERE TO FIND THEM

Posted by on March 5th 2017 in Adventure & Expeditions, Inspiration, Luxury, Scandinavia , Travel Tips & Advice

Where to build the best snowman
How many wintry experiences have you and the family managed to savour this year?

Has the winter all but gone with the family bonding time of snowball fights, snowman building and epic sledging wipe-outs failing to materialise? Hmmm, we thought so. Fear not, Sandgrouse Travel & Expeditions can help you out.

Here in Scotland and even across much of Europe, people have struggled to find the winter conditions of old. There is still a place however where the winter...

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...

Outdoor Life: How to dress for winter in Scandinavia

Posted by on June 30th 2016 in Adventure & Expeditions, Inspiration, Scandinavia , Travel Tips & Advice

Outdoor Life: How to dress for winter in Scandinavia

Our excellent method for dressing in cold conditions is hardly rocket science, nor does it involve the use of some ground breaking new technology. It is in fact far more simple than those and yet can easily be overlooked or forgotten, especially by visitors new to cold, winter or Nordic environments. The 'multi-layer principle' can help you avoid being uncomfortable and enable you to take the most from your next winter holiday. 

The Multi-layer Principle (1 to 4)

For us to be able to enjoy spending time outdoors...

The Definitive Guide to Kilimanjaro Part Three: Expedition Logistics

Posted by on June 21st 2016 in Adventure & Expeditions, Africa, Ambassadors, Inspiration, Kilimanjaro , Sandgrouse Explorers Club, Travel Tips & Advice

The Definitive Guide to Kilimanjaro Part Three: Expedition Logistics

For a successful ascent of Kilimanjaro you need a team who will work tirelessly for you to achieve your goal. Your success is our success and every aspect of the climb is meticulously planned and prepared for you. We genuinely want you to succeed as much as you do.

Behind the Scenes

Our aim is to get you to the summit and back down again with a big smile on your face. With that in mind you need to have an...

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