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Scotland holiday cottages

Scotland holiday cottages

Why go on holiday to Scotland?

You’ll probably know Scotland for its vibrant cities such as Glasgow and Edinburgh; its wild and rugged landscapes; its beautiful lochs; its stunning castles; its Fringe Festival, Highland Games and its whisky heritage.

There are hundreds of possibilities for your holiday in Scotland. Whether you enjoy the hustle and bustle or the city or exploring remote wilderness, Scotland has something for everyone.

Things to see on holiday in Scotland

Did you also know that Scotland has more than 11,000km of coast line? And over 1,400 sites of scientific interest plus 47 National Nature Reserves? That it’s home to Britain’s highest peak, Ben Nevis? Or that it boasts 16 Michelin-starred restaurants? And that it has been the setting for films such as Braveheart, Harry Potter and the James Bond film, Skyfall?

Aside from the historic castles, museums and major cities, there are plenty of annual Scottish events. We’ve picked out the top ones that you could potentially tie-in with your trip to Scotland:

The Edinburgh Fringe Festival is the largest arts festival in the world. For three weeks every August, Edinburgh welcomes as thousands of performers to descend upon stages across the city to wow visitors to the city.

There are over 80 Highland Games taking place across Scotland every year between May and September. The event combines sport and culture in true Scottish fashion with activities including tug-o-war, caber toss, dance competitions and piping. It truly is a spectacle like no other.

Things to do on holiday in Scotland

Come and explore this incredible landscape further. Whether you fancy whale watching, golden eagle spotting, alighting the magical Hogwarts Express as you cross the Glenfinnan viaduct in the Highlands, or bagging a Munro, there is an abundance of things to do within a good distance from all of our Scotland holiday cottages. 

The great outdoors is probably Scotland’s best assets. With stunning scenery at every turn, it’s easy to see why. Thankfully, there are plenty of ways for you to explore the land and coast, aside from taking a hike. Water sports, cycling, mountain biking, white water rafting, canyoning, you name it, Scotland has got it. We nearly forgot to mention Scotland’s five ski resorts!

The best holiday cottages in Scotland

After a busy day conquering the coastal walks, exploring a city or uncovering the history behind one of Scotland’s many iconic castles, you'll need a good night's rest. The fresh air really does take it out of you!

So, where is the best place for you to get some rest to make sure that you are ready to begin the adventure planned for your next day? We want to make sure that you book a holiday let that is best for you, so that your holiday in Scotland is the best that it can be. 

This is why we give you so much choice to find exactly what you want.  Whether it’s a self-catering cottage in Scotland with a hot tub, or a holiday apartment that’s near to the Cairngorms, it’s easy to find the best options specific to you, with Holiday Cottage Compare.

Booking a holiday cottage in Scotland

A selection of the holiday rentals in Scotland are listed below. To find the best one for you, use our filter options to the left, to narrow down what’s available, until you find your favourite.

At any point, please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have about booking a holiday cottage in Scotland – we’re happy to help with questions about the vacation properties and to give you advice before you go ahead and book.

You may also like to consider one of our holiday cottages on the Isle of Colonsay or a holiday cottage in Edinburgh.