Organise your own “Wolf Hall” themed event

Organise your own “Wolf Hall” themed event

Now that those 6 sumptuous episodes of Hilary Mantel’s “Wolf Hall” have been aired by the BBC and we are all left in awe of the fabulous acting, costumes and film sets, why not organise a “Wolf Hall” themed weekend! “Wolf Hall” was set in England in ...

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Say it with flowers for Mothers Day

Say it with flowers for Mothers Day

Mother's Day in the UK is less than a month away as “Mothering Sunday” lands on Sunday, 15th March 2015, so there are no excuses that you did not know. Mothering Sunday, marks that day in the year when you can go that extra mile to make your mother f ...

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Scotts Castles team celebrates customer service win

Scotts Castles team celebrates customer service win

Cornwall-based Scotts Castle Holidays is celebrating after receiving a prestigious national award for its high levels of service. The small company, which provides large castle holidays in Scotland, works with international company Feefo to independe ...

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Visit Scotland – Top 3 sites to visit in Dunfermline

Visit Scotland – Top 3 sites to visit in Dunfermline

Whilst Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland and Edinburgh Castle the most visited attraction, back in older times it was a different story. It was Dunfermline which was the capital of Scotland (prior to 1437), with its Abbey being the centrepiece. Lo ...

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2015, The Year of Food and Drink in Scotland – “Eggs Drumkilbo”

2015, The Year of Food and Drink in Scotland – “Eggs Drumkilbo”

In the “Taste of Mey”, recipes and menus inspired by the Castle of Mey in Caithness in the north of Scotland, is a recipe that originated at Drumkilbo, the Beautiful Historic Mansion located in Perthshire. “Eggs Drumkilbo” or “Oeufs Drumkilbo”, which ...

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Take a closer look at……

Take a closer look at……

  Visiting castles in Scotland is special at any time of the year, but there is always a particular resonance in winter, with the contrast of the soft snow and the hard stone. I recently returned to this 16th century Castle, a few miles from Sel ...

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10 must-see places to visit in Scotland this half-term

10 must-see places to visit in Scotland this half-term

"The birth-place of Valour, the country of Worth; Wherever I wander, wherever I rove, The hills of the Highlands for ever I love." Robert Burns (1759-1796) The daffodils are starting to poke their yellow petals up through the grass as we edge closer ...

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Scottish castle near Moffat – new to self-catering market

Scottish castle near Moffat – new to self-catering market

New to the Scotts Castle Holidays portfolio is this 16th Century Borders Tower in Dumfries-shire, set within its own private grounds. Built in about 1533, it was restored in the 1970’s with a recent upgrade and complete refurbishment in 2014. In “The ...

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When is the best time to visit Scotland?

When is the best time to visit Scotland?

A question that pops up on a regular basis at Scotts Castle Holidays is “when is the best time to visit Scotland?” Whilst we can give a comprehensive response and describe the advantages of each season, ultimately the answer is determined by the one ...

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12 fireplaces around Scotland to toast your toes

12 fireplaces around Scotland to toast your toes

At Christmas time, an open fire adds an extra touch of festive cheer to any house - not only warming its audience but also bringing families closer together as they watch the flames dance in the hearth. So here are some of our favourite open fires in ...

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