Beautiful parts of Scotland for holidays in the country
Misty valleys, rocky coastlines, secret places where deer dwell and golden eagles nest, rent a country cottage and discover a rural sanctuary
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Cottage holidays in the Scottish countryside - best wildlife

beautiful Scottish countryside for holidaysScotland is a country which has many areas of unspoilt countryside. Consider the size of Scotland and just think that only around 5 million people live in this country, compared to 51 million in England. Scotland therefore is bountiful when it comes to green spaces and beautiful countryside.

The landscape and countryside of Scotland though does tend to be somewhat different to what you find in England. Firstly Scotland has some very mountainous areas including the Cairngorms, the Grampian mountain range and the Torridon hills. Scotland is therefore known for a different landscape to that of England, with glens, high mountains and lochs being characteristic of Scotland’s countryside. The countryside in Scotland does tend to be more rugged and has a wild quality to it.

Areas in the Scottish countryside with a strong reputation for scenic spots include:

- The Scottish highlands, renowned for lochs, castles and glens.

- Loch Lomond, known for the vastness of this loch and the beauty of the surrounding area.

- The West coast of Scotland with its amazing coastline

- Aberdeenshire, for being home to Balmoral, the castle trail and awe inspiring sheer coastal cliffs with breathtaking drops.

- The Isle of Skye, with its Jurassic associations and fascinating wildlife.

If you are yearning to take a break somewhere more peaceful where you can escape the stresses and strains of normal life then Scotland could be for you. The people tend to be friendly in Scotland and the pace of life is much slower than many other parts of the UK. In Scotland you can enjoy the great outdoors without competing for space with others. No elbows out in Scotland, just plenty of space for everyone to enjoy.

For somewhere truly tranquil why not travel to the Scottish islands. The Inner Hebrides, the Outer Hebrides, Shetland and Orkey all have their own unique appeal. For rural or remote self catering there are many options in Scotland.

Also whilst in Scotland don’t miss the chance to visit at least one of the many fascinating historical castles. There are also many interesting distilleries that can be visited. If you simply adore whisky you should greatly enjoy a visit to one of the distilleries. Or just enjoy the great outdoors. Walking, hiking and even mountaineering opportunities are plentiful in Scotland. In winter, in the Cairngorms it can even be possible to go skiing from December to the end of March.

Take a look at an absolutely fabulous selection of country cottages in Scotland to find a good quality place to stay as a base from which to discover the countryside and wildlife of Scotland.


national parks

National Parks and farmland
Hundreds of acres of open land for walks and nature rambles from your holiday cottage.

country fresh food

Country fresh food
Farmer's markets are a source of high quality delicious local produce for your holiday.