We are traveling around part of Scotland for ten days in July with our 3 and 7 year old sons. This feels a bit ambitious, so I did my best to reserve hotels that offered some kids activities, etc.
So far, our itinerary is 2 nights at Auchrannie in Arran, 2 nights at Isle of Glencoe, and three nights at Crieff Hydro. Where I am running into dilemmas is with Aviemore/Loch Ness.
I originally booked three nights at the Coylumbridge Hotel in Aviemore, but as I dug deeper into the reviews, that appears to be a poor choice. My oldest is dying to see Loch Ness, so I'm wondering if it's better to spend 1 night in Loch Ness and then 2 nights (somewhere else) in Aviemore. From here I'm stuck. The reviews are all over the board. Honestly, I want to dive right into the kitsch of Loch Ness for him. He will love hearing stories, anything unique regarding the legend. Is there a family-oriented hotel that fits the bill? When it comes to Aviemore, should I steer clear of Macdonald resort and opt for somewhere smaller, like the Craigmore? I keep feeling like I'm missing a great experience in this neck of the woods (again, for kids).
Any help is much appreciated!