The Secret Scotland
Scotland is the home of inventors and poets, heroes and whisky, bold clans and highlands, lochs and wild islands, and majestic cities that have survived and thrived throughout time. But, listen . . . There are also deep underground pools and caves. Standing stones left by the illusive Picts. 50,000 puffins tucked in one place. Wild cattle with shaggy red fur that dare you to spot them. Secret castle gardens and botanical amazements. Brilliant lighthouses rising up from a sea, rippling with the current of whales. Imagine that, and feel the wonder.
ACCOMMODATION IN SCOTLAND
After a busy day of uncovering the myths and legends of Scotland’s iconic castles, or sampling whisky, ‘the water of life’, at our award-winning distilleries, or getting to grips with Scottish country dancing at an impromptu ceilidh, you’ll need a good night’s rest. So where do you want to lay your head, get great sleep, and begin the next day of your adventure on your Scottish holiday? We’ve every type of accommodation in Scotland for you to choose from!
Book a stay in Scotland if you’re looking for 5-star luxury, the warm local welcome of a B&B or how about a night under the stars in a tent?
From 3 stars accommodations to exclusive self-catering for large groups, or stylish city centre hotels, you’ll be spoilt for choice with Scottish accommodation!
WHERE TO STAY IN SCOTLAND
From major cities to seaside towns, here are some of the most popular places to rest your head in Scotland.
Aberdeen is Scotland’s Granite City – a bustling city which offers a touch of culture alongside its spectacular architecture. Choose from a great selection of accommodation in Aberdeen on a city break.
Can a city best known for its locally quarried granite really deliver a thrilling day out? We say it can!
There are hundreds of places to visit in Aberdeen, including historic attractions, family-friendly activities, cutting-edge architecture, captivating museums and galleries, boundless green spaces, superb beaches, dramatic coastline, and more. Aberdeen truly prides itself on having an endless list of attractions and activities – challenge yourself to see them all!
Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city, can be found in central west Scotland. Straddling the River Clyde, this energetic and vibrant hub is reputed all over the world for the unrivalled friendliness of its people. Choose from a wide range of excellent accommodation in Glasgow from boutique hotels and 5-star luxury to cosy B&Bs and budget-friendly hostels. Experience the city’s rich history, magnificent architecture, unmatched live music scene, and much more besides.
THINGS TO DO IN GLASGOW
From dawn to dusk and into the night, there are a huge range of things to do in Glasgow during every hour of your trip. Glasgow is home to some of Scotland’s best cultural attractions and best of all, most of them are completely free!
You could easily fill your time exploring the different neighbourhoods, and enjoying the amazing shopping, dining and attractions in Glasgow. Maybe you’ll see the best of Glasgow’s architecture on a city walking tour, or taste your way around the city on a foodie excursion?
When it comes to entertainment, events, and great days out in Glasgow, you don’t have to look far – over a hundred Glasgow gigs take place every week, and you can also find tickets for theatre, performing arts, and sporting tournaments. Like your events cool, quirky, and off-beat? Then keep your eye out for vibrant festivals, special pop up Glasgow events.
With an abundance of history, top quality attractions and beautiful architecture, Edinburgh is a city that you won’t forget in a hurry. Explore the Medieval Old Town and the elegant Georgian New Town, which sit side by side, and visit unique attractions throughout the city on a holiday in Edinburgh.
Whether you’re short of time and can only manage a weekend break, planning a full-blown city break, or are visiting Edinburgh as part of a wider holiday in Scotland, there are lots to fill your time, from unforgettable historic sites and world-class festivals to fantastic shopping and mouth-watering dining.
When it comes to Edinburgh accommodation you’ll find a huge variety of options. From chic hotels and welcoming B&Bs to quirky self-catering apartments and budget-friendly hostels, there is a fantastic choice of places to stay in Edinburgh.
Whether you base yourself in the heart of the city, or go for a pad outside the centre, Edinburgh offers great transport links that will make it easy for you to get around the city or visit further afield.
Things to do in Edinburgh
Brave the Edinburgh Dungeon
Looking for things to do in Edinburgh that are a little unusual? For a thrilling alternative adventure, visit The Edinburgh Dungeons, where you’ll learn about the city’s gruesome history. Walk the plague-ridden streets of 1645, evade the murderous duo Burke and Hare, and even face trial – good luck! With live actors, underground rides and special effects, you’re guaranteed a ‘spooktacular’ time.
Top tip: The Edinburgh Dungeon often holds Dungeon Late events for adults, so if you’re looking for things to do in Edinburgh at night – this could be it.
Climb Arthur’s Seat and Stroll Through Holyrood Park
Perhaps one of the most iconic places to go in Edinburgh is Arthur’s Seat, located within Holyrood Park. This ancient volcano sits 251m above sea level and offers 360-degree views of Edinburgh and the Lothians. You can see the medieval remains of St Anthony’s Chapel or feed the ducks and swans on Duddingston Loch. There’s an array of paths and trails to follow, suitable for all, including the trail to St Margaret’s Loch which is both wheelchair and buggy accessible.
Top tip: Climbing up to the top of this dormant volcano is hungry work! Why not pack a picnic and enjoy it from the best ‘seat’ in Edinburgh?
Explore Edinburgh Castle
Recently voted top UK Heritage Attraction in the British Travel Awards, this should be a must-see on your list of places to visit in Edinburgh. Perched atop Castle Rock overlooking the city, Edinburgh Castle houses important Scottish artefacts, such as the Honours of Scotland, which are the oldest crown jewels in the UK, and The Stone of Destiny; an ancient symbol of the Scottish monarchy. Explore the vast castle grounds, take a guided tour with a castle steward, or listen to the audio guide, which is available in eight languages.
Top tip: Listen out for the firing of the One O’clock Gun from the castle grounds, which can be heard daily (except on Sundays). Did you know? Ships in the Firth of Forth once set their maritime clocks according to the sound of the shot.\