3 Ideas for Easter Holidays in Scotland

Spring is a lovely time to holiday in Scotland – winter’s blanket has been thrown off, revealing rivers of gorgeous spring flowers.  The milder weather and lengthening days mean you can spend more time in the great outdoors, revelling in a countryside bursting with colour.  It’s a great time of year for wildlife watching and a popular time to head for the hills for some fun on the slopes.  If you want to put a spring in your step, take advantage of these fantastic Easter holiday offers and find the perfect base for a relaxing Easter getaway.

Activity Holidays

Walking, cycling, canoeing… the warmer weather and longer days are ideal for a range of outdoor activities.  Whether you’re up in the hills or on the coast, by a loch or on a golf course, the spring landscape provides a beautiful backdrop for your activity holiday.  Blow away the cobwebs with an invigorating hill climb, explore forest trails and coastal tracks during a cycling holiday or unwind in tranquil surroundings on a Scottish fishing holiday, with the river or loch for company.  Make the most of your Easter holiday – staying in a local holiday cottage offers you freedom to spend your activity holiday however you choose, and gives you a home from home in which you can unwind at the end of the day.  Many holiday homes also offer space for drying clothes and boots, and secure storage for bikes and other outdoor gear.

Female kayaking on Loch Earn Perthshire Scotland

Farm Stay

With new-born lambs and calves roaming the fields, you could take the family on a farm stay for an extra special Easter break.  An ‘agritourism’ holiday gives you the opportunity to get up close with nature as the countryside comes to life – what could be more fitting for an Easter break?  Escape the madding crowds and enjoy the peace of a rural retreat, as your children learn more about farm life – and maybe even bottle feed a lamb or two.

Highland Cow pixabay

City Break

For a dose of sightseeing and shopping, spend your Easter break in one of Scotland’s cities.  Get to know the local area from your own apartment and soak up the culture, architecture and history.  April is a great time for a city break; although busier over the Easter weekend, the cities are less crowded than in the summer months.  Whether you discover Dundee or explore Inverness you’ll find a wealth of top attractions for all the family to enjoy.  Check for events happening over the Easter weekend, such as the National Trust’s Easter egg trails.

The newly refurbished Glasgow Art Galleries and Museum, reopening in July 2006, built 1901

Are you planning an Easter break in Scotland?  Leave your comments and questions below.

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