Scottish Highlands with kids

We will be traveling to Scotland in August, and we are having a hard time finding a B&B in the Highlands that will accept kids under 10 or so (we have a 5-year-old and a 1-year-old). Any tips for finding a child-friendly home base? Has anyone stayed somewhere that they would recommend with kids?

Posted by Pamela
New York City, NY, USA
3313 posts

Have you tried using the Accommodation Search on Visit Scotland? That would be my first suggestion. You enter the ages of your children and your dates. My second suggestion is to think about Self-catering. When I entered self-catering some selections came up. Also search in Perthshire or Argyle and the Isles. Sadly, it's actually quite late to be looking. August peak season for Scotland in many ways. Also, post on TripAdvisor Forum for the Highlands and see if any locals can help you. Pam

Posted by Barb
Central Florida
192 posts

Where in the Highlands are you going? Inverness has Castleview Inn and some hotels like Premier Inn.
Oban in Western Isles has Dana Villa B&B and others available that take children. Kathmore Inn is another in Oban. (Can't remember how it's spelled.) Find a website for the specific town you are visiting and check out the available Inns. You may have to find a hotel. I had some of the same issues with my daughter, but managed to find a few places that allow children.

Posted by John
Tampa, FL, USA
67 posts

Try AirBNB also. I found an Inverness lodging a 10 minute stroll down the river that was a complete apartment.

Posted by April
San Diego, CA, United States
170 posts

We stayed at the Craigside Lodge B&B in Inverness. I checked their website and it doesn't say anything about NOT allowing children. We were very happy there. You can walk to shops & restaurants, and the breakfast was very good. Here is the link: https://www.craigsideguesthouse.co.uk/

Posted by Cynthia
Gig Harbor, Washington, USA
1202 posts

We stayed at Old Pines in Spean Bridge several years ago, but it still has excellent current reviews on trip advisor. It's a very-friendly modern sort of B&B near Fort William. Food is excellent, they serve dinner. The location is good for heading towards Loch Ness or towards Glencoe. There were lots of children there when we visited. http://www.oldpines.co.uk/