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Macbeth's Hillock

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General

  • Luxury Highland site with a legend attached
  • Half an hour from sea fishing, dolphin spotting and Loch Ness cruises
  • Many famed whisky distilleries within an hour's drive

Here’s a magical spot. Or maybe it’s a mythical one…. Tis said that Macbeth’s Hillock, half an hour’s drive from Inverness, is where the future King of Scotland met with the three witches and first learned his dreadful destiny.

Cast thoughts of blasted heaths and witches’ brews from your mind, though, for this is a flower-filled site with country views, comfortable accommodation in pods with ensuite bathrooms, and friendly flocks of chickens and sheep next door.

If you do want to mutter prophecies over a cauldron, you’re quite welcome to do so, and there are firepits on every outdoor terrace for the cooking up of potions or more practical stuff like sausages. (And if you don’t know a good spell for conjuring up groceries, you can visit the shops in Nairn, 10 minutes away, or dine out at its restaurants and takeaways.)

While the witches might not have existed, Macbeth certainly did... and the coastline of the Moray Firth is dotted with reminders of Scotland’s proud and sometimes turbulent history. A couple of minutes’ drive away, the rose-hued and multi-turreted Brodie Castle has been home to the local clan chiefs since the 12th century, and it’s a 15-minute trip to the seat of the real thanes of Cawdor.

Please note

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.


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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Forest

Remote location

Walkers' paradise

Nearby leisure

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Type

Farm

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Camping pods

Location

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  • Hardmuir View, Brodie, Forres, Highlands and Islands, Scotland, IV36 2TD
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 57.5886°N 3.7441°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Nairn: Bus Station — 4.7 miles
Forres: Tolbooth Bus Stop — 5.0 miles
Kildary (Highland): Post Office Coach Stop — 16.4 miles
Train stations
Forres Rail Station — 4.6 miles
Nairn Rail Station — 4.8 miles
Fearn Rail Station — 16.1 miles
Ferry ports
Nigg Ferry Terminal — 12.5 miles
Cromarty Ferry Terminal — 12.7 miles
Invergordon Port Ferry Terminal — 17.1 miles
Airports
Inverness Airport — 12.4 miles

Directions


Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Half an hour away, a more recent 19th-century stronghold sits on top of Inverness; like the former army base of Fort George and the Highlanders’ Museum, it’s worth a wander, especially when finished off with boat cruises down Loch Ness, looking out for you-know-who.

If you’re mad keen on finding Nessie, or just interested in the life of the loch, make sure you pay a trip to the visitor centre at Drumnadrochit, an hour away. A number of walking and biking paths depart from there around the lake shores and the ruins of Castle Urquhart.

Sea fishing and dolphin spotting trips depart from Inverness and you can learn more about the local cetacean residents on dry land at the Scottish Dolphin Centre (50 minutes).

Heading inland and upwards, it’s an hour and 15 minutes to CairnGorm Mountain, for the UK’s highest funicular railway rides, hikes through the national park wilderness and visits to the antlered residents of the Cairngorm Reindeer Centre.

In need of refreshment? Scotch distilleries are thick on the ground in these parts for tours, tastings and purchasing: it’s a 45-minute trip to sample the spirits of Knockando, while the houses of Glenlivet and Tomintoul are both an hour away.

Must see

  • Culloden Visitor Centre (19.6 miles)
  • James Pringle Weavers of Inverness (19.6 miles)
  • Inverness Museum and Art Gallery (19.6 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

On-site accommodation
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  11 p.m.
Depart:  10 a.m.

Macbeth's Hillock cancellation policy

No refunds within 2 weeks of arrival date.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Bookings cannot be amended within 14 day(s) of arrival.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Macbeth's Hillock will debit the balance from your card 4 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 4 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 14 day(s) of arrival.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

Extras
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Quiet hours must be respected between 9 p.m. and 9 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Hired accommodation
Your unit must be left clean and tidy, a fine of £50.00 will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.

Vehicles
No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

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