With the Easter break fast approaching, and the imminent arrival of family members, now is the time to think about the summer holidays.  Sometimes the hardest thing is to get everyone in the same place to make a decision about holiday plans. So whilst you are tucking in to the roast of your choice with your loved ones – start planning your holiday in Scotland. Self-catering options at Scotts Castle Holidays comes in all shapes and sizes, but booking a castle holiday remains a hugely popular choice. For example, the Historic Castle Apartment (see above) in Moray, which sleeps up to 14 people is an ideal holiday venue for all the family. Whilst the property is a unique and interesting castle, the surrounding area has plenty for all ages.

Moray is known throughout the world for its castle and whisky trails, which appeals mainly to adults, though for children there are activity centres and great beaches. Findhorn and Burghead Bay offer miles of sandy beaches. In the summer months, there are many events of all types throughout Scotland, including rock festivals, music festivals, agricultural shows, game shows and Highland Games. A local show is the Portsoy Boat Festival which celebrates its 21st show this year.

Traditional boats from far and wide gather in the historic 17th century harbour at Portsoy, situated in the North East of Scotland. This year the annual Scottish Traditional Boat Festival is being held over the weekend of 27th – 29th June 2014. The festival puts a special emphasis on boat building, restoration and sailing and on associated traditional crafts, as well as music and art. There is also an extensive food fayre showcasing the exceptional local produce. This is an ideal day out for all the family, young and old. If you are planning a holiday in Scotland, then choose from a selection of large holiday houses in Scotland with Scotts Castle Holidays.