Embrace Scotland in Winter

Winter is a magical time to visit Scotland, whether you’re looking for adventure on the slopes, winter festivals in the city or just somewhere quiet to enjoy long walks and enchanting winter scenery.  Self-catering in Scotland over the winter months gives you fantastic value for money and an authentic experience of the real Scotland.  EmbraceScotland has a selection of quality assured cottages, log cabins, apartments and lodges where you can really embrace winter.

Here are 5 reasons to grab your hat, scarf and gloves and head to Scotland this winter.


Scotland becomes a playground for skiiers and snowboarders over the winter months, with fantastic alpine and nordic skiing on offer and five winter sports centres from which to choose – the Cairngorms, The Lecht, Glencoe, Glenshee and the Nevis Range.    For the freedom and flexibility you need to make the most of your days on the slopes, why not stay in self-catering near the ski centres?  We have a range of accommodation in Aviemore, Tomintoul and Fort William and Glencoe.

City Winter Breaks

There’s nothing quite like a winter city break – wandering around street markets, ice skating, shopping… light up the dark nights from November to January with a trip to one of Scotland’s cities.

Find out how Edinburgh sparkles over winter, with one of Europe’s largest outdoor ice rinks, a fantastic German market and a ferris wheel overlooking Princes Street.  Or visit Glasgow for some retail therapy combined with events and activities in George Square, such as ice skating.  Download a guide for information on what to see and do during Aberdeen’s Winter Festival or why not head to Stirling’s Winter Festival, with lantern making workshops, and Christmas and New Year Parades.  In Perth you’ll find lots of winter markets and a Festival of Chocolate at the end of November.  Inverness has a Winter Wonderland in Whin Park in December and the Highland Capital is also home to Scotland’s biggest free Hogmanay party.

Winter & Ice Climbing

If you like to live on the edge, why not try some winter climbing?  If you want to take hill walking to the next level and get up close with the rugged Scottish landscape, browse 50 of the best Scottish mountaineering routes.  If you’re into ice climbing, Scotland is the number one spot in the UK for this adventurous sport.


Whisky Tasting

Experience a real Scottish winter glow with a whisky tour.  Follow the Malt Whisky Trail around the Moray Speyside area, or explore the distilleries in the Scottish Isles for a warming way to spend a cold winter’s day.

Extra Special Offers

Self-catering over winter means you get extra value for money with already reduced prices.  But if you’re looking for some added extras on top of the bargain prices, take a look at our Extra Special Winter Offers.  Relax in your own winter wonderland, sit by the fire and read a book, or spend time with friends and family – have your ideal winter break at an ideal price.


Which part of Scotland would you most like to visit this winter?  Leave your comments or questions below.


  • Southernupland
    10th November 2011 12:47 pm

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