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Holiday in Scotland

Scotland is a characterful country with stunning scenery and a rich history making it a popular holiday destination. The sight of its pristine lochs, soaring mountains and rugged landscapes guarantee a getaway you'll remember forever. It's also well worth exploring the country's fascinating heritage, from its incredible castles, palaces and abbeys to its ancient monuments and sites of interest. And don't miss out on its fantastic cities, towns and villages. Whether you're looking to stay in a lodge, a cottage, or even a castle, you'll never run out of things to do on a holiday in Scotland. The beautiful Highlands of Scotland have lots to offer in the way of culture, scenery and entertainment. The Scots are well known for their passion, and the spirit and romance of Robert Burns live on through the sights and sounds of this historically fascinating and visually breathtaking country. 

Award winning holidays

Inverness Collection

We have a range of accommodation in the historic coastal city of Inverness, which has plenty of fantastic attractions including its 19th-century cathedral and 18th-century Old High Church. It's also known as the 'Gateway to the Highlands', thanks to its convenient location from which you can access some of Scotland's most spectacular wild scenery.

Luxury Hot Tub Lodges in Scotland

Enjoy this range of supreme 5-star lodges, each with a private hot tub, surrounded by the stunning scenery of Scotland’s Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park. This is the Ben Lomond Superlodge, which sleeps 7 guests and comes with its own hot tub and sauna.

Black Isle Collection

The Black Isle is a beautiful peninsula which sits just north of Inverness in the Scottish Highlands, surrounded on three sides by the waters of the Cromarty Firth, the Beauly Firth, and the Moray Firth. We offer a variety of accommodation if you're looking to enjoy a break in this wonderfully rural area of Scotland, many in the traditional fishing village of Cromarty.

Waterside Lodges at Loch Lomond

These are 5-star lodges with private hot tubs situated directly on the shore. Set in an amazing area with acres of natural woodland scattered with spectacular rivers, lochs and waterfalls. The region is brilliant for all manner of outdoor activities including hiking, biking, canoeing, water skiing and mountain climbing.

Cairngorms Collection

Looking to stay in the largest national park in Britain? The Cairngorms National Park, based around the Cairngorms mountain range, is a beloved holiday destination, particularly for skiing and other winter sports, and we provide a number of individual holiday properties in the area, mostly based in and around the popular town of Aviemore.

Sutherland Collection

Enjoy a seaside break in the Scottish Highlands with a visit to the Royal Burgh of Dornoch, a spectacular area of the country which includes a traditional fishing town on the shore of the Dornoch Firth. Amid the wild scenery of the county of Sutherland, you can play a round at the Royal Dornoch Golf Club, explore historic buildings, and immerse yourself in the scenic surroundings.

About Scotland

Scotland is known for its lochs and mountains, highlands and islands, whiskey and haggis. Located in the northern third of the United Kingdom it’s just a few hours from London. The lochs are beautiful lakes and sea inlets, the most famous being Loch Ness, known the world over for its legendary Loch Ness monster. Alongside the beautiful lochs and awe-inspiring mountains are a wonderful variety of towns and cities to explore, from the smart capital of Edinburgh with its world-famous arts festivals and imposing castle set high on the hill, to the architecturally interesting Glasgow, the reinvented centre of creative arts known as the "sociable city that has always known how to party.”

There is a wealth of historical and cultural treasures in Southern Scotland. One such example is the Crannog Centre situated near Loch Tay, the largest loch in the region. Another historical place of interest is Inveraray Castle. Its fairy tale exterior is amazing to behold and the castle has played host to film crews, most notably Downton Abbey. The castle is home to the 13th Duke of Argyll and has an 18th-century Neo-Gothic style. The castle boasts a wonderful selection of rooms including the tapestry room, dining room and saloon. There are also some beautifully maintained gardens and grounds to explore. Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park is another great place to explore and is particularly renowned for its unique beauty and rare wildlife. Keep your eyes peeled for otters, deer, ospreys and the elusive red squirrel. There are some fascinating attractions to visit in the Loch Lomond National Park including the National Wallace Monument, The Deanston Distillery and Stirling Castle. 

If you're staying in Loch Lomond then you should explore some of the Loch's many islands by boat. There are approximately 50 islands in total and each one is individual with its own charms. Inchconnachan Island, for example, rather bizarrely has its own colony of wallabies and is one of the few places not in Australia to host a wild colony. Visitors can hire their own private rowing or motorboat or catch an organised cruise with one of the local boating companies. 

Things to do in Scotland

Arthur's Seat

Arthur's Seat Scotland

Discover the rich cultural heritage of Arthur's Seat, an extinct volcano in Edinburgh dating back 2,000 years from which you can enjoy panoramic views across the city skyline. 

Falkirk Wheel

Falkirk Wheel Scotland

Take a boat trip to see Falkirk Wheel, the 35-meter-high rotating boat lift that connects the Forth & Clyde and Union canals. The world’s first. Children will love the Splash Zone.

Inveraray Castle

Inveraray Castle Scotland

Visit Inveraray Castle, a magnificent country house and grounds with fairy tale Gothic architecture, on the shore of Loch Fyne in an area of spectacular natural beauty.

Ben Nevis

Ben Nevis Scotland

Walk up Ben Nevis, Scotland’s tallest peak by Mountain Track or take a ride in the Mountain Gondola for awe-inspiring views of Ben Nevis and the Great Glen.

5 Reasons to Book a Holiday in Scotland

1. The stunning natural scenery of mountains and lochs has to be seen to be believed, by rock climbing, hiking or mountain gondola.

2. The North Coast 500 is Scotland's biggest and most scenic road trip covering over 500 miles following the stunning coastal roads of the North Highlands.

3. Scotland has some of the best arts festivals in the UK, showcasing ground-breaking music, theatre, comedy and creative arts.

4. Scotland's ancient roots are still there to be seen in its many historical sites, the oldest stone structures dating back to 7000 BCE.

5. From golden eagles to dolphins, whales and seals, Scotland is a country rich in natural wildlife. Discover red deer, pine martens, otters, puffins among other wildlife wonders.

Find out more about Scotland in our guides to: the Scottish Highlands and Islands, Perthshire and Fife, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs and Dumfries and Galloway