Two Day MGB Self Drive & Accommodation
Package in The Scottish Highlands

The Classic MGB is based on two nights’ accommodation at Bydand B&B in the heart of the Cairngorms and two days classic car hire.

On arrival at Bydad B&B you will feel relaxed and at home as a complimentary dram waits. In the morning enjoy a feast from our locally sourced breakfast menu.Your MGB will be awaiting you to begin the thrilling adventure of exploring our stunning landscapes on the open roads in our beautiful Scottish Highlands.

Daily routes have been designed to ensure you enjoy the very best of our hidden gems taking in old military roads and finding the most awe inspiring landscapes around every corner.

Our package is an ideal gift for a special birthday. Anniversary or a Special treat for your loved one.

Our MGB package includes the following:

  • Private, off street parking for your own car if required
  • Complimentary drinks on arrival
  • Two days car hire in our MGB with unlimited mileage
  • Breakdown insurance
  • Use of wicker picnic basket
  • Two nights Bydand B&B accommodation for two people
  • Personalised route plan, itinerary and map
  • Reservation of dinner at local restaurants

Day One: Loch Ness

Drive through the Victorian village of Grantown on Spey on the A939 over the Dava moor towards Nairn, passing by Dulsie Bridge – a super place to stop should you have a picnic – or simply, just for a gentle walk to see the old bridge and the fast flowing Findhorn river – watching out for a family of sea eagles.

Take the B9101 through via Cawdor Castle and Cawdor village onto Culloden Battlefield, the location of the 1745 bloodiest and shortest battle ever recorded on British soil – head towards Inverness following the A82 to Loch Ness taking in the iconic Urquhart Castle, well worth a short visit take in the view down towards the South of the loch.

Continue to Fort Augustus the perfect place to while away an hour or two by the canal at one of the pubs or restaurants for lunch, watching the boats journey through the locks. Leaving Fort Augustus, head North, and after a few miles take a left onto the B852 drive by the South side of Loch Ness stop off at The falls at Foyers well – another superb location, well worth the short walk down to the gushing waters of Foyers.

Drive through quaint villages of White bridge along scenic single track roads built by General Wade, to Dores, another recommend stop off as you visit the Dores Inn where you can take in superb views of Loch Ness. Return via the city of Inverness and join the A9 South.

At Tomatin should you wish to take in a whisky distillery, head of into the village to the Distillery a super 30 minute tour is available Rejoining the A9 south take the junction signposted Carrbridge / Grantown on Spey A938 to Bydand B&B in Dulnain Bridge.

Before returning to your B&B, it is always worth a stop final off, in Carrbridge to view the Pack Horse bridge in the village centre. A superb scenic drive with may jaw dropping landscapes, which takes taking in the full length of the iconic Loch Ness. An-exhilarating day in an open top classic MGB.

Approx Miles, Day 1: 142

Day 2: Whisky Country & The East Coast

After yet another of Bylands’ leisurely breakfasts, your car will be refreshed and ready to go. This time, the suggested route is a stunning jaw dropping scenic drive where you can meander along by the Spey river passing by famous named whisky distilleries (or pop in to one or two!) – The likes of Cardhu, Glenfiddich, Balvenie and Glenlivet to name but a few!

From Bydand once, again drive through the Victorian town of Grantown on Spey, as you leave the village take a right turn onto the B9102 signposted Knockando, – and to Knockando Mill, a 200 year old working mill, where you can take the weight of her feet with a morning coffee.

At Knockando head east on the road signposted Forres you will drive through village of Dallas and Rafford before arriving in Forres a town with connections of the real Macbeth . You will join the A96 briefly at the roundabout take the junction signposted Findhorn, onto the B9011 – follow this road until traffic lights where you will take a left turn B9089 you will soon arrive at the beautiful Findhorn Bay – a great place to relax stretch your legs on the beautiful beach or linger oat the Kimberley Bar overlooking the bay, where you will be served the freshest seafood platters.

Saying farewell to Findhorn return to the B9089 and take the road signposted Rose Isle, Coveseea onto Lossiemouth and another beautiful scenic drive of the East Coast of Scotland.

From Lossiemouth follow the signpost for the A941 to Elgin, and to points of interest such as Moray Distillery and Elgin Cathedral, and nearby, should you wish some retail therapy or afternoon coffee a must stop will be Johnsons of Elgin, probably the most famous cashmere retailer in the world!

From Elgin take the A941 to Rothes, (Glen Grant Distillery) stay on A941 until you drive over the River Spey on your left you will see the famous Craigellachie iron bridge built by Thomas Telford, passing by the Craigellachie Hotel on your left, taking the next left B941 then continuing to Dufftown passing the Speyside Cooperage on your right, then onwards to the village of Dufftown. Here you will pass by famous names of The Glenfiddich and Balvenie distilleries.

In Dufftown take a right signposted Tomintoul B9009 pop into the Whisky Castle Shop in the village centre to be greeted by the lovely Sam & Scott where Tutored whisky tastings are available for the passenger of course! Tomintoul is the highest village in the Highlands of Scotland and The Whisky Castle definitely the highest licensed retailer in the UK. From Tomintoul head back on the B939 military road taking a left where signposted Nethybridge back to Bydand B&B

Approx Miles, Day 2: 120

 

Package Costs

  • Weekdays – £650.00 per 2 person
  • Fri/Sat or Sat/Sun – £700.00 per 2 person