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Scottish Farmstay with young child

We are planning a trip to Scotland next year and would love a wonderful, working farm conducive to a young family. Thanks!

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Hi again, cawlee313,

There are several websites which list working farm accommodation in Scotland. This is one of them:

www.visitscotland.com/holidays-breaks/farm-stays

Best thing to do is check a few out, then go to Tripadvisor to find their reviews.

Hope that helps.

Mike (Auchterless)

p.s.: Your son may enjoy Craig Highland Farm, near Plockton. They do have a website. I don't know whether or not it's a working farm, but it has all kind of farm and other animals, including goats, llamas, and even a pair of pet raccoons! They also have accommodation, but from what I've seen, it's a bit iffy. If you wander down to shore of Loch Carron, and time it right, you can see the train go right by on its way to and from Kyle.

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Someone recommended a cottage near Abelour that looked appealing. I think they had sheep, chickens, etc.

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906 posts

Hi again, cawlee313,

Just another thought - your son (and his parents!) would probably enjoy Deep Sea World in North Queensferry. It's Scotland's National Aquarium, and has one of the longest underwater tunnels in the world. It's a bit expensive (15 pounds for adults; 11 pounds for your son), but you can save 20% by booking ahead.

Best wishes,

Mike (Auchterless)

p.s.: That Craig Highland Farm I mentioned in a previous post is on a donation basis. They have a money can outside the office, or you can give some money to one of the employees.

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I don't have any specific recommendations, but I think it is a great idea!

When we went to Scotland in 2002, we stayed in small B&Bs. Two were working farms. One was a dairy farm just outside Glasgow. We got to meet their 17 new calves only a few weeks old! They other was just outside Linlithgow. They raised Clydesdales and there as a mare who was due any day. She was the biggest horse I've ever seen. We thought we'd get to see her newborn, but we left before she went into labor.

I hope you have a great trip!