017 copyWith Easter nearly upon us, thoughts turn to holidays again, and it is time to get back to a holiday state of mind. Firstly with the short break ahead and secondly in planning what it is you want out of your main summer holiday. As a family group looking ahead – where do you want to go and what do you want to do? Do you want to go “rock pooling” for crabs on the beach; hang out for the perfect wave to surf; climb as many mountains as possible; visit the many beautiful castles in Scotland; check out the cosmopolitan city life; be pampered at the nearest spa; what is it that tickles your fancy? Are there things on the “bucket list” you wish to tick off, or is it just a “bucket-and-spade” holiday you are after? Bill Joel sang about a “New York State of Mind” and taking a vacation in other parts of the US, whilst in reality he wanted to stay at home, but what about you? Well, only you know.

047PropInspAreaYr15 (11) copyScotland can offer a huge variety depending on your preference, and specialises in castles and fresh air! Be you young or old, you can get out and about in the countryside. By taking a lovely walk by Loch Fyne you can even help a charity conserve an important old Scottish castle. Whilst on holiday enjoy the beauty and give something back at the same time. Surely this must be good for the soul and allowing a generosity of spirit should make you feel so much better. Be inspired by its special beauty. Be part of the history of Scotland and get involved. Old Castle Lachlan can be found at the end of this short walk in this unspoilt setting on Loch Fyne and if you can help save this for future generations to enjoy, well that is a holiday to remember forever for all the family.

047PropInspAreaYr15 (17) copyScotts Castle Holidays offers a wide range of self-catering holiday venues, from large holiday houses, magnificent mansions, and charming castles in Scotland. Something for everyone, whatever their Scottish holiday state of mind!