5 Ideas for Summer Holidays in Scotland

Embrace summer in Scotland, from the festivals and Highland Games taking place up and down the country to the lovely long evenings that seem to stretch out forever.  There are so many ways to fill your days, such as getting active in the gorgeous Scottish outdoors, sightseeing in the city or just immersing yourself in the beautiful scenery.  Take advantage of these fantastic offers for self-catering summer holidays and find the perfect place to really get to know Scotland.

If you’re looking for inspiration on what to do over your summer holiday, here are 5 ideas for ways to spend your summer in Scotland.


Island hopping

If you fancy an island adventure this summer, why not explore Scotland’s breathtaking islands?  From the more remote Shetland, Orkney and the Outer Hebrides to the Inner Hebrides scattered around Scotland’s lower West Coast, there are many truly stunning islands to discover.  With gorgeous white sand beaches, fascinating archaeological sites and awe-inspiring scenery, you’re sure to be swept off your feet by Scotland’s islands.  Get a real taste of island life by staying in a local holiday cottage.

Coastal retreat

A beach retreat is perfect for blowing away the cobwebs as you unwind with the soothing sounds of the sea.  With over 8,000 miles of coastline, Scotland is the perfect place for a beach holiday.  Whether you choose the charming East Coast or the rugged coast around Argyll, the far north or the picturesque Moray Firth, a coastal retreat is ideal for recharging the batteries.  These beach cottages in Scotland all offer something special for those wanting to be beside the seaside.
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Walking holiday

Every year, thousands of people come to Scotland to walk in its stunning countryside – why not plan a summer hill walking holiday?  Whether you’re keen on long-distance routes, such as The Southern Upland Way, The Great Glen Way and The West Highland Way, bagging a Munro, or just enjoying leisurely walks in the country, there are fantastic walks across the country to put a spring in your step.  Staying in self-catering for hill walking means you have your own space to relax and put your feet up after a day on the hills.

Edinburgh Festival

There are many festivals in Edinburgh to enjoy over the summer months, including the main International and Fringe Festivals, plus the Book Festival, Jazz and Blues Festival and Art Festival.  The city is abuzz during festival time as artists and performers fill the city, giving 40,000 performances in locations across Edinburgh.  Live like a local and explore Edinburgh from your own home-from-home – these self-catering apartments in Edinburgh make great bases for your festival holiday.

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Golfing holiday

Where better for a golfing holiday than The Home of Golf?  As well as 550 golf courses in Scotland, you have the beautiful backdrop of Scottish scenery to enjoy.  Whatever your ability, you can find a course to suit you, from spectacular links courses along the coast to world famous championship courses.  You can also watch championship golf as well as try your hand at the courses.  To catch the early ‘birdie’ and make the most of your golfing holiday, stay in a self-catering holiday cottage for golfing in Scotland.


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