Six great reasons to visit Scotland this summer
We’ve got a fantastic selection of B&Bs, guest houses and restaurants with rooms in Scotland in a wide variety of settings. If you’re planning on heading north of the border this summer, here are six fun ways to spend your time:
1). Play golf; Scotland is home to a number of top courses and Brucefield, a modern, family-friendly B&B in the historic fishing town of Arbroath on the East Coast, is located close to three of them. The world-famous Carnoustie golf course is a mere fifteen minutes away, whilst the courses at Letham Grange are even closer and St Andrews is just forty minutes away.
2). Tick some of Scotland’s most iconic landmarks off your must-see list on a sightseeing break in Edinburgh. There’s Edinburgh Castle, Arthur’s Seat, the National Gallery of Scotland and the Palace of Holyroodhouse to name just a few. Oh, and did we mention that Millers 64, a stylish, contemporary B&B in the heart of the city, gives visitors easy access to all this and more.
3). Hit the whisky trail! This is a must for anyone interested in sampling Scotland’s most famous tipple. The Dulaig, an elegant, country house B&B near Grantown-on-Spey in the Scottish Highlands, is close to no less than seven famous whisky distilleries. Glen Grant, Glenfiddich, Glenlivet, Glenfarclas and Cardhu are perhaps the most famous names, but all have visitor centres and offer guided tours.
4). Explore the wild and untamed landscapes of the Scottish Highlands. We have a choice of two gorgeous guest houses in Pitlochry, Perthshire; there’s the family-friendly Craigmhor Lodge and Courtyard or Craigatin House and Courtyard, which is better suited to couples. Pitlochry is the ideal base for those who love the great outdoors – head off into the wilds on a Highland Safari; take part in adventure sports, such as white water rafting; or try your luck fishing for salmon.
5). Take a trip to the Hebrides. From Oban you can catch a ferry over to the beautiful Isle of Mull. If you like the sound of this, be sure to take a look at Alt na Craig, a luxurious guest house offering stunning views across Oban Bay and the Sound of Kerrera.
6). Eat like a king! Windlestraw Lodge in Peebleshire is a beautiful country house set in Scottish Border countryside that not only offers luxurious bed and breakfast accommodation, but also has its own fine dining restaurant. It’s well known for serving some of the best food in the region and it goes without saying that the dishes on the menu are made using the finest, freshest local produce.