Archive for March, 2016

Spring has sprung!

Inverness is rolling over, rubbing its eyes and groggily emerging from its cave with the promise of a vibrant summer season to come. Drop by for a visit and use the city as a base to explore Loch Ness, the Black Isle and the rest of the highlands.

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Cromarty

About an hour’s bus journey from Inverness at the north-eastern tip of the Black Isle lies the seaside town of Cromarty. With great views of the Cromarty firth it’s one of the best places in Europe (alongside nearby Chanonry Point) to spot bottlenose dolphins from the shore. The town also boasts some fantastic restaurants, a thriving arts scene […]

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Ain’t no drag – Papa’s got a brand new bag

On our continuing mission to become more sustainable we have just introduced these 100% degradable bags for use in bins around the hostel. Alongside our eco-friendly cleaning products and commitment to re-cycling and composting as much waste as possible, these bags will move us a little further along the road in reducing our negative impact on the environment.

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Fairy Glen

Just a short bus journey from Bazpackers along the Black Isle takes you to the two coastal towns of Fortrose and Rosemarkie. As well as the coast’s sandy beaches and clear waters (a great place to spot dolphins, seals and all manner of wading birds) there are also some very accessible inland walks. An RSPB nature reserve, […]

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The Moray Coast and Lossiemouth

A train ride east from Inverness to Elgin and then a short bus journey north to the coast will take you to the small seaside town of Lossiemouth. The town is located at the mouth of the River Lossie making it a great spot to see many different types of wading birds such as oystercatcher, grey […]

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