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What you need to know about Scotland

Edinburgh

Capital City

(BST)

Local Time

Pound Sterling

Local Currency

Haggis

National Dish

Glasgow

Largest City

When to go

  • Best
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  • Mixed
  • Jan
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  • Sep
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Best Time to Visit

Why We Love Scotland

From

Molly

WILDERNESS

For those of you seeking out the great outdoors, look no further. With sprawling rugged scenery and wild coastlines at your footsteps, wrap up warm for thrilling adventures such as clay pigeon shooting, coasteering and sea-kayaking. Travel to Inverness and begin with a visit to Loch Ness, a staggering freshwater loch in the Highlands steeped in ancient mysteries and monster legends, before flying over the Isle of Skye by helicopter, an island dominated by stunning valleys, fishing villages and medieval castles.

WILDLIFE

Scotland’s scenery, skies and seas host a diverse range of birds, mammals, reptiles, invertebrates and amphibians. You could spend a whole day uncovering wildlife up in the Highlands with a deer stalking adventure, a tradition steeped in history. Boasting countless lochs and rivers, cast a line out on a summer’s day and fish for trout, arctic char and salmon. Push yourselves even further with a scallop diving adventure off the northwest coast.

LOCAL CULTURE

Whilst in Scotland, immerse yourself in its rich cultural heritage. From May to September you’ll catch the quintessentially Scottish Highland Games – an unmissable event. From hammer throwing and caber tossing to haggis hurling and highland dancing to bagpipes, you’ll be kept on your toes! Accompanied by a live band, throw on a kilt or ball gown for an evening of traditional Scottish reeling at The Perth Ball. Sip on delicious golden malt whisky straight up from the barrel in Fort William or split your sides laughing during an intimate performance at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

CASTLES

Scattered with historic castles, Scotland’s landscape is nothing short of enchanting. Whilst visiting the historic capital, take a private tour around its celebrated landmark, Edinburgh Castle. Soak up the breathtaking scenery of Loch Ness within the ancient ruins of Urquhart Castle, one of the Highlands’ most spectacular forts. Alternatively, take a sneak peek around Balmoral Castle, the Royal Family’s magnificent Scottish home, before roaming its grounds and formal gardens. 

The Ashtons

We enjoyed a fabulous family adventure in the Western Isles of Scotland, filled with salmon fishing, whisky tasting and jumping through the dunes. Islay was the perfect escape, and the kids loved exploring the rockpools.

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EXCEPTIONAL:

A very high standard of five-star properties, with top-notch service and a wide range of amenities and experiences ensuring an unforgettable stay.

EXCELLENT:

These four to five-star accommodations offer the high level of service that our team look always look for, with a range of facilities on offer.

CLASSIC:

Four-star properties which offer enough amenities for a comfortable stay. We may offer these for a more price-competitive option, or in more remote areas which don't offer the most luxe hotels.

EXPERIENTIAL:

These properties won't necessarily offer all of the typical luxurious facilities, but will always provide memorable experiences, from camping out in the bush to climbing up to a treehouse.