Posts for ten of the best

10 of the Best: Dog-Friendly Beaches

Thursday 2nd Feb 2017

With over 8,000 miles of coastline we are spoilt for choice when it comes to beautiful beaches in Scotland (and you can often enjoy these gorgeous sandy stretches to yourself).  Of course not all beaches are dog-friendly and, to give dog owners some holiday inspiration, we asked bloggers, our holiday home owners and lovely Instagram […]

10 of the Best: Pet-Friendly Attractions

Thursday 8th Dec 2016

We may be a teeny bit biased but we think that Scotland is the purr-fect place for a pet-friendly holiday, with beautiful beaches, lochs, glens and woodland a-plenty for your four-legged friends to explore. Other than enjoying the great outdoors (following the Scottish Outdoor Access Code, of course), what else can you and your pooch get up […]

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10 of the Best: Hillwalking

Thursday 5th May 2016

Scotland’s reputation as a hillwalking destination spreads far and wide. From the Borders to Sutherland, from west coast to east, there are many spectacular routes for all ages and abilities. We asked EmbraceScotland followers on Facebook and Twitter for favourite hill walks, here are ten of the best. Goat Fell At 874m (2,687ft), Goat Fell misses out […]

10 of the Best: Ferry Journeys in Scotland

Tuesday 15th Mar 2016

The journey is a big part of any holiday experience.  Actually, for me, the journey is one of the best parts of a holiday.  I love that feeling of time rolled out ahead of you; the freedom, possibility and adventure that lie before you; switching off from everything else to just soak up the beautiful scenery that accompanies you […]

10 of the Best: Romantic Places

Thursday 28th Jan 2016

Scotland’s breathtaking scenery is sure to ignite a fire in your heart – and if it doesn’t, the whisky will!  Our beautiful countryside, coastline and cityscapes make the perfect backdrop for holidays for two, from honeymoons and mini-moons to Valentine’s breaks.  The phrase ‘romantic Scotland‘ immediately conjures up images of coastal sunsets, mountain vistas and castles, and, in fact, those […]

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10 of the Best: Ice Cream Shops

Friday 28th Aug 2015

Scotland’s love for ice cream dates from as far back as 1870, when Italian ‘hokey pokey men’ would push their ice cream carts to the gates of public parks to sell their wares. In fact, the term ‘pokey hat’ is still used today to describe an ice cream cone. Some of the businesses established by those […]