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Scotland is probably most famous for its enormous and rugged countryside. On your Scotland holiday with lastminute.com you’ll be able to choose from a spot on the outskirts of the bustling cities or a traditional cottage in the hilly countryside.
Whether you choose to stay out in the countryside or in the centre of some of the Scotland’s most exciting and vibrant cities, you won’t be disappointed. Throughout the green countryside you’ll find a range of pet and family friendly getaways set on farms and in villages. Choose a cottage with a sea-view, or one in the centre of the fantastic mountainous scenery.
The island of Eigg sits to the North West of the country’s head and makes for a mesmerising island visit. On Eigg you’ll find friendly people, a sandy beach and impressive coastal views. The island is perfect for holiday snaps or adventurous walks if you prefer to stay active. Further south you might want to explore the Scottish border, taking in sights like Gilnockie Tower near Dumfries and Galloway which has an impressive history for you to learn more about. Not far from there you’ll find Gretna Green, infamous as a location the English would elope to in years gone by.
Of course one of the things Scotland is best known for has to be its golf courses. Fans of the sport can time their trip to catch a tournament, or else visit one of the many large resorts to play a few holes. Public courses as high profile as The Old Course of Saint Andrew’s links make for a really interesting day trip. As with any country club, entry may be pricey but the surrounding scenery and on-site restaurants and bars are well worth the trip.
During your time in the beautiful countryside why not take in one of the historical stately homes? Drumlanrig Castle, Gardens and Country Park is located between the border of England and the city of Glasgow, making it well placed for a day trip.
The Scottish food on your trip extends far beyond the stereotypical haggis that you might expect. One of the most flavoursome meals you’ll encounter is the host of smoked fish the country is famous for. Try an Arbroath Smokie, which consists of haddock smoked over a traditional homemade smoker, sitting on top of hardwood and wood chips to create its unique flavour. Gordon’s restaurant is one of Arbroath’s best, and sells a combination of dishes that involve the flavoursome fish.
Scotland has plenty to do and see on your stay, and provides you with a chance to remain in the UK but still see a totally different culture from home.