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ok Recommendation for a family holiday for August 2017 x 2 a 2 c aged 9 and 13, location and accommodation , 
To include mountains, scenery, wildlifea,activities to stop the kids moaning, maybe a beach and somewhere nice to shop with quirky shops to get the wife happy
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated 

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  • YourScotlandTourYourScotlandTour Member ✭✭✭
    Hiya @fatcat , Do you have a preference for type of accommodation? If you're looking for beaches, St. Cyrus, Lunan Bay and even Aberdeen beach are glorious long stretches of sand on the east coast. Just north of St. Cyrus is fowlsheugh where 1000's of seabirds roost; https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fowlsheugh St Cyrus: http://www.nnr-scotland.org.uk/st-cyrus/ Lunan: https://www.visitscotland.com/info/towns-villages/lunan-bay-p315721 A bit further north from Aberdeen (where dolphins are often seen in the harbour) is the seal covered Newburgh beach. Royal Deeside just a bit west of Aberdeen and offers plenty of things to see and do, for adults and kids from steam trains to zip lines, castles, distilleries, fishing, shooting hiking etc. There are plenty of quirky shops in Scotland, get a little off the beaten track and you'll find all sorts. It's worth looking for regional (farmers) markets (often at weekends) in some of the towns and villages. They often have stall holders you will not find anywhere else! I'm sure someone wil be along soon to tell you about the merits of the west coast!!!
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  • FofomaFofoma Member ✭✭✭
    Aviemore might fit the bill.  Lots of great walks and activities - a favourite of mine is Rothiemurchus  https://rothiemurchus.net/  There is even a beach... http://www.lochmorlich.com/ There is a selection of shops but Inverness is only 40 minutes away with enough shops to satisfy any retail diva! 
  • VisitScotlandSarahWVisitScotlandSarahW Member, Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
    I would second @Fofoma on Aviemore being a great choice. For the kids (and adults too!)  the Cairngorm Reindeer Centre and Landmark Forest Adventure Park would be ideal!  :)
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