Whether you are after a countryside getaway in a quiet area or a cultural city break, holiday cottages in Scotland have something for everyone. Visit Edinburgh or Glasgow for a sense of the city, and enjoy the lively nightlife, a wide variety of museums and galleries, and the many shops and restaurants to explore. Or if you're looking for a more peaceful holiday, why not visit one of Scotland's many islands such as the Islay or Isle of Arran?
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Discover the rich and colourful history of Scotland
With a history spanning over 5,000 years, Scotland is a country brimming with historical attractions well worth visiting. From the picturesque 14th century Cawdor Castle to the Midhowe Chambered Tomb on the island of Rousay, which dates back over four millennia, there is something here to everyone's taste. During your stay in a cottage here why not take a Heritage Trail and discover Scottish history with a hands on approach? For example, you could follow in the footsteps of Mary Queen of Scots and visit some of the country's most beautiful castles and ruins, from where she lived to where she hid and died. If you're interested in religious architecture, be sure to visit St Magnus Cathedral in Orkney or the ruins of Sweetheart Abbey in Dumfries and Galloway. If you're looking to explore Scotland's more modern history, why not take a trip to the Scottish parliament building? Having only established a Scottish parliament in 1999, this building is symbolic of the country's recent history and of its future.
Immerse yourself in Scottish nature
Scotland is home to many of the United Kingdom's natural wonders, with its varied landscape providing you with plenty of scenic views throughout your stay. From the forests and woodlands of Perthshire to glimpses of the Northern Lights in Shetland, holiday cottages in Scotland are the ideal location for lovers of nature. If your holiday rental property is based around the Scottish Highlands, Cairngorms National Park, the largest national park in the UK, should definitely be on your itinerary. The mountainous area is perfect for those looking to hike, bike, or even ski, and the clear blue rivers and lochs provide ample opportunity to get involved in some watersports, from white water rafting to river tubing. If you're planning a family holiday, why not head to Loch Ness? Not only famous for Nessie, the Loch Ness monster, this beautiful freshwater loch also gives you the chance to explore further into the Scottish Highlands.
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Explore the beauty of the Scottish Isles
During your stay in self catering holiday lettings in Scotland, why not go on an island hopping adventure? Scotland is home to well over 700 islands, each beautiful and unique in its own particular way. Head to the Isle of Skye to the West of mainland Scotland and discover the Cuillin mountain range, the perfect location for those looking for a hiking or rock climbing trip. Whilst you're here you can take a dip in the clear waters of the Faerie Pools of Glenbrittle or take in the view from the cliff of Kilt Rock. Make a trip to the Isle of Mull, the largest of the Argyll islands and the third largest of the Scottish Isles, and uncover its cultural heritage, from the bronze age stone circle at Loch Buie to the medieval castles in Duart. Visit the Isle of Lewis if you're in search of a beach holiday destination, with a beautiful western coastline and whale watching opportunities in the North.