Learn English and Have Fun.

What makes learning with Homestay Active English unique?

You can take lessons in the morning then be free to practise what you’ve learnt, doing the activities you love, the rest of the day.
Whatever your interests there is something for you in this part of Scotland.
Here are some of the things you can do in or near Alyth. Lucy can organise any of them for you.

If you like the outdoors

  • Golf – there are 5 golf courses within 8km of the house. Tom is a professional caddie and keen golfer so would be happy to organise a game for you. St Andrews, the home of golf, is only 50mins by car.
  • Walking – you can find quiet walks straight from the door of the house which lead to the famous Cateran Trail (103 km of beautiful rural walks.
  • Cycling – you can hire bikes locally and enjoy hundreds of kilometres of quiet roads. There is also a cycle track in the village for off-road enthusiasts. Lucy is a keen cyclist and would happily accompany you.
  • Rock-climbing – just a short drive away are many rocky hills which are ideal for rock-climbing
  • Skiing – if you come in winter, the ski slopes of Glenshee are only 30 km away
  • Fishing – there are many lakes (lochs) and rivers in this area, including the River Tay, famous for salmon. Or if you prefer sea-fishing that can be organised from Arbroath, on the east coast.
  • Bird-watching – there are many designated places devoted to bird-watching in the area. There are many pairs of nesting ospreys to be seen in summer.
  • Kayaking – this is easy to organise as there are many lakes and rivers which are ideal for anyone wanting to try this sport.

If you like being creative

  • Pottery and ceramics – you can throw a pot or paint your own ceramic dish with local artists
  • Painting – Lucy loves drawing and painting in the local area. Spend an afternoon painting in the hills or at the coast
  • Music – go to one of the local pubs and listen to the fiddlers playing typical Scottish music

History and culture

  • Museums and art galleries – Dundee, Perth, and Alyth have museums which tell the history of the local area. Both cities have beautiful art galleries with regular new exhibitions
  • Scottish castles – The historic castles of Glamis and Scone are close by. Balmoral, the Queen’s summer residence is one hour away.
  • Whiskey – you can visit various distilleries and taste Scotland’s national drink, all within one hour’s drive from Alyth
  • Highland Games – Scotland is famous for the fun, pageantry and excitement of it’s Highland games. You can even join in some of the competitions

Lots of interesting places to visit, close to where you will learn English. These are the beautiful sculptures of The Kelpies near Stirling

Scotland is famous for its Highland Games. These take place all over Scotland during the summer.

We can spend a day in the beautiful coastal village of Crail and see St Andrews, ancient University city and home of Golf.