The rugged and wild landscapes of Scotland are resplendent with the sights of imposing and majestic Scottish Castles. From sprawling castellated mansions, to romantic ruins, these castles tell of a unique history belonging to the Scots. And you too can stay in a castle in Scotland – come with us to find out how and where.
Christmas is a fantastic and exciting time of year for a family to get together. As a traditional season of meeting up and getting festive in large groups, what better way to really push the boat out, than to rent a beautiful holiday house.
It’s commonly believed hot tubs help with minor aches and pains. The warm bubbling water helping to improve circulation, easing pressure on sore joints and muscles, and providing therapeutic massage. All in all, just the sort of occupation that’s required on holiday.
Scottish heritage and culture come to life through events all year long. Scotland events for 2019 vary in type, theme and hobby. There’s something for everyone from sports enthusiasts and charity fundraisers, to arts, music and comedy fans. Some just get you out of bed of a weekend morning, others provide fabulous justification for a night out, or a weekend away.
The next in our series of Scottish road trips heads for the southeast of the country to discover some simply stunning landscapes and quintessential Scotland. The Galloway Tourist Route takes in glorious lochs, deep forests, whisky, serious cycling and two very famous Roberts.
Join us as we set off on one of the best Scottish road trips and make our way along the 92 miles (148 km) from Gretna Green to Ayr.
In the next of our series of road trips around Scotland, we drive along the famous Forth of Firth. On this road trip we discover some of the country’s most ingenious engineering feats from Roman times to the 21st century. The Forth Valley Tourist Route offers history and modernity as well as some of the prettiest waterside driving on any Scottish road trip along with spectacular views. The 43-mile route (69 km) might be one of the shortest Scottish road trips, but it certainly packs in the attractions as it makes its way from South Queensferry to Stirling.
Planning a holiday in Scotland this year? Guests with and without children often ask us when the Scotland school holidays are because they want to know whether to expect places to be busy or quiet during their visit.
Scottish school holidays do vary from UK school holidays in England and Wales; they can also vary from region to region.