Winter is a fantastic time to take a self-catering holiday in Scotland, not simply because of the great value for money!  Whether you want to enjoy winter festivals in the city, adventure on the slopes, or long walks on empty beaches, it’s a magical time to visit.

November and March sit either side of the winter months in Scotland and despite the shorter days (with sunsets at 4pm) and the colder weather, the scenery can be spectacular on a crisp winter’s day and in many places you will have it all to yourself.

During this low season, many tourist attractions are closed, particularly in rural areas, and travelling in the Highlands and Islands can be more difficult as public transport services are more limited.

There are a whole host of outdoor activities to enjoy in the winter months such as skiing holidays, winter walking and winter climbing in Scotland.

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