Scotland is a beautiful place at any time of year, thanks to its handsome historic cities and towns, and its dramatically beautiful natural landscape that takes in mountains, lochs and glens.
When winter falls on Scotland, the country becomes even more beautiful, with snow painting the landscape white and frost adding a glittering sheen to the fields.
While much of the United Kingdom becomes grey and somewhat miserable-looking during the winter months, Scotland’s northerly location means that it is more likely to see snow than drizzle and rain, and the mountains of the north of Scotland are capped with an abundance of snow that attracts hordes of skiers and snowboarders each year.
One of the top destinations for winter sports enthusiasts is the Cairngorms – a stunning mountainous region whose snowy peaks are a real draw for winter sports enthusiasts during the colder months of the year. Known as the ‘jewel of the Cairngorms’ Balleter is a wonderfully picturesque Victorian city that is dazzlingly pretty when dusted with snow, and hotels in Ballater tend to fill up with winter sports lovers from December through to February. Families heading for a winter holiday in Balleter will find that there are plenty of hotels that are very well equipped to deal with children of all ages, helping to make a break here as relaxing and fun as possible.
The Cairngorms during winter are a beautiful place to be, and visitors don’t have to be expert skiers or snowboarders in order to enjoy a break here. When you book a Cairngorms hotel you are booking a break in one of the most picturesque regions of the United Kingdom, and even the least active of holidaymaker is sure to be tempted out for a winter stroll.
Hotels here often offer spa treatments as part of their breaks, so it is equally possible to enjoy an active break or a relaxing getaway in this beautiful part of the world. Nature lovers and wildlife will be in their element – keep an eye out for wild deer and a wide variety of birds during a stay in this wonderfully remote part of Scotland.