Nestled between the Scottish Highlands and the Grampian Highlands is the region of Moray. Incorporating the north-east coast of Scotland, a Moray holiday promises an adventure-filled time with plenty of outdoor pursuits and cultural activities to be experienced. A Moray holiday rental cottage is the perfect base from which to spend the day outdoors using up some adrenaline or learning more about the turbulent history of this small nation. Whatever you would like to do (or whether you would prefer just to stay in your accommodation and take in some spectacular views) a Moray holiday has it all.
A Moray holiday is filled with plenty to see and do, particularly if you love being outdoors. The area has a variety of outdoor pursuits to indulge in such as rock climbing, quad biking, swimming, fishing, diving, sailing, tennis, golf, cycling, walking and horse riding. The coastal paths and trails are perfect for ramblers and mountain bikers, not to mention bird watchers. With so many beautiful places to be seen, artists and photographers will also love experiencing a Moray holiday. Indoor activities available include tennis, squash, bowling, badminton, swimming and dancing.
If you can prise yourself away from your comfortable Moray holiday rental cottage then it is worth exploring some of the small towns and villages dotted around the region. This includes the small coastal town of Burghead, which is surrounded by sea on three sides. Perhaps the main reason to visit the town is the underground chambered well which is very old and was discovered in the early 19th century. Steps have been taken to preserve the well and its exact purpose and origin is still in debate. The town also has remains of a Pictish Iron Age fort which was mostly destroyed when the town was rebuilt in the 18th and 19th century.
Travellers on Moray holiday can expect to experience variable weather conditions. It is usually warm and dry in the summer; winters tend to be wet and very cold. The warmest months of the year to have a Moray holiday rental cottage are July and August when the maximum daytime temperature can reach as high as 18°C. The coldest months of the year tend to be January and February, when the temperature can drop right down to -2°C. The area is known to be one of the driest in Northern Scotland with an annual rainfall amount of 23 inches.
Travellers embarking on a Moray holiday will most likely arrive at Inverness Airport (INV). Air operators offering regular, affordable flights to the area include easyJet and Flybe. Travellers can depart from several other UK airports such as Manchester (MAN), Southampton(SOU), Bristol (BRS), London Gatwick (LGW) and Luton (LTN).