Bike friendly B&B's - Carlisle and Scotland

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Bike friendly B&B's - Carlisle and Scotland

Post by Craig-SM » Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:26 am

Taking the wife for a little tour of Scotland next month and looking for some bike friendly B&B's in the following areas
Wigton, Carlisle
Pitlochry
Dyce, Aberdeen
Stirling
Edinburgh
Hopefully the forum can help.

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Re: Bike friendly B&B's - Carlisle and Scotland

Post by Jak* » Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:00 am

Hi, this is a little further South than Wigton. https://www.noranbankfarm.co.uk/farmhou ... tels.co.uk
I have not stayed in the house but my son and I stayed in the bunkhouse here a couple of years ago and it was excellent. Really clean, good value and the owners were very welcoming despite us turning up on two bikes quite late in the evening. They put the bikes in a barn for us. There is a good pub about 3/4 mile walk away that does good food. If you are going in the summer you may need to book a table. The road from here to Carlisle was great on the bike.
Cheers Jak

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Re: Bike friendly B&B's - Carlisle and Scotland

Post by Mike54 » Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:07 am

or if you can stretch slightly north of carlisle to moffat, check out
http://www.buccleucharmshotel.com/
the guys is a biker, will put your bike in his garage - great guy, good food etc.

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Re: Bike friendly B&B's - Carlisle and Scotland

Post by tuggy » Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:28 am

If you're heading for Edinburgh bring your best security devices.
Unfortunately it's turned into a hotbed of bike theft.

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Re: Bike friendly B&B's - Carlisle and Scotland

Post by Craig-SM » Sat Jul 15, 2017 12:51 pm

Cheers lads. The Moffat one looks promising and their link to Motorcycle Scotland was useful too.
May avoid Edinburgh this time round. Didn't really fancy dragging the Almax chain around.
Any other recommendations welcome.

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Re: Bike friendly B&B's - Carlisle and Scotland

Post by motorbike » Sat Jul 15, 2017 3:16 pm

i think you should think in terms of ...west is best...unless you have particular reasons to head to your destinations..

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Re: Bike friendly B&B's - Carlisle and Scotland

Post by Oop North John » Sat Jul 15, 2017 3:38 pm

The hotel trade has taken a real hammering in the past few years because of the oil downturn around Aberdeen. Chain hotel prices will be about the same as a B&B in Dyce /Aberdeen.

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Re: Bike friendly B&B's - Carlisle and Scotland

Post by ullukk » Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:09 pm

Moffat already mentioned but just for the record I stayed last weekend at the Bonnington b&b in Moffat high street, very nice place and very biker friendly, the landlady own words to me, give me bikers any day of the week, its the golfers that cause me probelms! Haha!!

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Re: Bike friendly B&B's - Carlisle and Scotland

Post by Craig-SM » Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:42 am

Moffat is now sorted. The Buccleuch was fully booked unfortunately but the Seamore House. We will be going to the Buccleuch though as their menu looks great.

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Re: Bike friendly B&B's - Carlisle and Scotland

Post by Craig-SM » Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:46 am

Motorbike, we are hoping to surprise some old army mates in the areas we're staying hence the odd dog leg route. Edinburgh we were hoping to catch the Tattoo but may leave this for another time now.

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