Rural Getaways in Scotland

A country which is famous for its distinctive tartan, unique delicacies and colourful history, Scotland remains a popular holiday destination for those travelling from both within and outside the UK.  Whilst most visitors may associate trips to the country with city breaks to the likes of Edinburgh and Glasgow, the truth is there is far more to be found in this wonderful landscape.
For those looking for rural getaways, this northern territory is covered by an extensive rail network.  Finding East Coast Rail Tickets which can transport you from some of the country’s most famous cities to more secluded spots of natural beauty is therefore anything but difficult.
1. Loch Lomond

Situated just outside of Glasgow, this secluded spot is perfect for those who want a relaxing break surrounded by nothing but natural beauty.  Once you’ve arrived at this idyllic location there is plenty of opportunity to explore further, with a water bus operating trips between the area and other shore locations such as Luss, Balmaha and Rowardennan.
Activities are varied both on and off the water, with canoeing, water skiing, fishing, sailing, cycling, horse riding, climbing and golf all on offer.
2. Balnakeil
Boasting impressive beaches and stunning attractions, Balnakeil is the perfect place to spend a quiet weekend.  The castle is a magnificent structure and offers impressive views of the sunset over the surrounding land for anyone visiting it at this time of day.  This is a virtually untouched landscape which boasts a number of attractive features and a calming atmosphere which those looking for a short break away are sure to love.

With an extensive rail network covering the country, reaching destinations such as Balnakeil is relatively easy. All travellers need to do is look for affordable rail tickets departing from nearby locations.
3. Glen Torridon

For those who want to experience the diversity of the landscapes found in Scotland, Glen Torridon is the place to go.  Stretching 15 miles from Loch Torridon to Kinlochewe, it passes through a range of different landscapes including mountains, valleys and lochs.  The Beinn Eighe nature reserve is also passed through on this course – an impressive attraction when you consider it is the largest nature reserve in Britain at 1,000 acres.
For those keen to explore this landscape by foot, there are plenty of hiking opportunities to take advantage of.  A popular example includes Liathach – which boasts a steep terrain that attracts a vast number of travellers.
So, whether you’re looking for a rural getaway just outside of the hustle and bustle of major cities or a secluded safe-haven far away from the rest of the world, the Scottish landscape is sure to have everything you need – and more!  Take a trip to this diverse northern setting and discover the allure which only rural getaways in Scotland can provide. 

Guest post by Kat Prescott


  • Stay In Britain
    7th September 2012 3:05 am

    A very cool place to visit! Extremely fun adventure.

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