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Holidays in Scotland 2016

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Celebrate the Diversity of Scotland

Amazing landscapes, lively cities, and a long list of beaches are just some of the things on offer when considering holidays in Scotland. Whether you’re looking to retreat to the countryside and hike the craggy mountains or immerse yourself in vibrant city life, Scotland has everything you could ever wish for.

Things to do during holidays to Scotland are almost never ending, but this shouldn’t be overwhelming, as specific attractions can be tailored by the holidaymaker to create the ideal trip to the magnificent country. The attractions for countryside lovers and hikers are undeniable, as the Highlands and the Isle of Skye present picturesque flourishing scenery possessing some of the best views imaginable.

A Plethora of Activities

Edinburgh combines the best of both worlds in terms of what Scotland has to offer, as the capital city has an old town coupled with ancient buildings and a thriving modern nightlife. Edinburgh also features a plethora of outdoor spaces ideal for Scotland holidays in the summer. Head to the Royal Botanic Garden where you can admire the colourful floral displays, creatively trimmed hedges and beautiful lake complete with water lilies. Alternatively immerse yourself in the Scottish skyline and visit Holyrood Park which features archaeology spanning thousands of years.

Amazing outdoor spaces extend to Inverness and manifest in the form of the River Ness and the Merkinch Local Nature Reserve. See if you can spot Nessie at the former or simply admire the illustrious river and its verdant accompaniment. As well as the nature reserve, locations in St Andrew’s are sure to entertain the little ones. The area includes the Clay Shooting Centre, the Craigtoun Country Park and a myriad of golf course to pick from.

Beach bums should head to Balmedie Beach in Aberdeen to escape from city life and take advantage of some solitude. The quiet and clear beach hosts beautiful sand dunes and a big blue sea perfect for water sports and swims when you need to cool off. Glasgow is the place to head if you’d rather immerse yourself if the centre of the arts scene and a thriving nightlife during Scotland holidays. Don’t forget to check the listings at the Glasgow School of Art where you can catch local and international artists performing regularly. For an extended night among the city’s hip and chic, make your way to Sub Club, The Arches or West End to make the most of your Scotland holidays.

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Scotland’s a fantastic destination to the avid ramblers among us, its lochs and mountains host a wide range of winding trails which can provide the perfect level of intimate isolation for the nature loving couple. Take in the breath taking scenery with your loved one from the back of Britain’s tallest mountain, Ben Nevis, truly a site to see.


Edinburgh’s famous for its fantastic shopping and those of us who have a passion for the art of shopping will be able to lose themselves for hours at a time amidst the ancient walkways and grey-stone alleys of Scotland’s Capitol. Take a trip from the city, visit a few farm shops and try fresh Scottish food and perhaps even a nip of Whiskey from one of the famous Distilleries in Whisky country.


Edinburgh and Glasgow have a wonderful array of restaurants to suit every taste, from the mildly romantic to the intimate getaway. Follow this up with a drink at one of the many fantastic bars along the causeway and then take in a show at the theatre. Wrap up your evening with a nightcap and you and your loved one should really feel the romance of Scotland wrap you in its arms…


What could be more romantic than a stay in a beautiful old castle furnished with the quiet luxury of traditional Scottish charm? Vibrant reds and oranges will help stave off the chill ion the air as you get closer to your partner in front of a roaring fire as the sun sets behind the mountains and the lights come on in the tiny clusters of villages. If you prefer something more modern then head into one of the many chain hotels which dot the cities and stay amidst the hustle and bustle of the city. Why not take a look at our selection of 5* star hotels in Scotland?