A coast line of over 7,000 miles, hundreds of small and larger islands, breath-taking rivers, lochs and majestic mountains – this can all be found in Scotland! Featuring various national parks from the Cairngorms in the nation’s north east, Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park just to the north of Glasgow, the stunning peaks of the Highlands throughout the nation’s north including Ben Nevis, the highest point in the UK,
Scotland’s unique nature and landscape isn’t the only aspect which defines the nation – it is known for its constantly changing weather and the huge variety of culinary delicacies. From the infamous deep fried Mars Bars of Scotland’s cities, Aberdeen Angus steaks, Haggis (which is actually sheep’s intestine stuffed in its stomach – not a small Scottish animal with two short legs and two long legs as told in Scottish folklore) with, “wee neaps and tatties” to fresh lobster found in the bays by the Highlands. The fish courses of Cullen Skink and Finan Haddie should on no account be missed if you want to try some delicious Scottish sea food,
along with the intriguing shell fish course named, “Arbroath Smokies”, unique to Arbroath in Angus. A visit to Scotland however cannot be experienced without trying out some of Scotland’s renowned traditional Whisky which has been distilled throughout Scottish history – visit one of Scotland’s many whisky distilleries and try a, “wee dram” for yourself! With a whole range of activities on offer, Scotland offers something for all kinds of holiday maker – from hiking, trekking, mountain climbing to whiskey tasting, horse riding and shopping in a great city. With many lodges, cottages and holiday lettings on offer, there has never been a better time to visit!
1. The Highlands, where many scenes of the Harry Potter series and Braveheart were filmed, are arguably the most beautiful parts of the United Kingdom, let alone Scotland. Fascinating history, several landmarks and a unique landscape which only exists here awaits. Explore the famous lakes, glorious mountain ravines, picturesque beaches and reminisce by age olds monuments on historic battlefields. The region is also known for its huge array of outdoor activities, such as hiking and climbing Britain’s tallest mountains.
2. In the south of Scotland, the renowned soft hilly landscapes of the Lowlands are found – take a detour to Hadrian’s Wall and experience the peaceful rolling hills and majestic castles of the lowlands on your journey down south. Furthermore, a trip to the Isle of Arran is recommended, which is also known as, “Scotland in Miniature.”
3. The capital city of Edinburgh combines decades of history with a lively and open minded atmosphere. Experience the impressive scenery, stunning architecture and picturesque coast –
Edinburgh truly deserves its UNESCO World Heritage Site label and is known as the festival city with its Edinburgh Fringe festival which takes place in late August.
4. Scotland’s biggest city, Glasgow doesn’t lag far behind. Glasgow has always been well known for its pragmatic adaptability and the contrast to its more conservative neighbour in Edinburgh. Glasgow’s communicative character, the distinctive humour, the helpfulness as well as the creativity of its Glaswegians also contribute to this – despite its redevelopment to a modern cosmopolitan metropolis, the city hasn’t lost its robust charm: Victorian, classical and Art nouveau Façade elements don’t feel out of place with modern structures. Glasgow is a hotbed for its art and music, with its Buchanan Street being known as the second best shopping mile in the UK.
5. Discover the fascinating animal world of the Shetland Islands and wonder at archaeological landmarks as well as a flourishing culture and art scene. Furthermore, stunning gardens and a big offer for all kinds of activities, such as golfing and cycling is available. With their renowned natural beauty, the Shetland Islands are a home to stunning cottages with some of the most stunning views in the country!
Scotland is home to the most stunning landscapes in the UK and certainly does not disappoint when it comes to great activities to try, cuisine to taste and welcoming people to get to know. With a large offer of lodges, cottages and holiday lettings on offer, there has never been a better time to discover Scotland and find yourself in great accommodation specifically
tailored to you. With Holidu’s user friendly search function, you can tailor your accommodation to the amount of rooms you want, good proximity to local restaurants, child friendly facilities, a TV, a dishwasher, a garden and many more features. Discover undisturbed lakes, majestic mountains, picturesque islands and buzzing cities in Scotland and book with Holidu today!