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Top-rated vacation rentals in Scotland

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  1. Tiny home
  2. Drimnin
Unique and Secluded AirShip with Breathtaking Highland Views

Retreat to the deck of this sustainable getaway and gaze at the twinkling constellations under a cosy tartan blanket. AirShip 2 is an iconic, insulated aluminum pod designed by Roderick James with views of the Sound of Mull from dragonfly windows. Airship002 is comfortable, quirky and cool. It does not pretend to be a five star hotel. The reviews tell the story. If booked for the dates you want check out our new listing The Pilot House, Drimnin which is on the same 4 acra site.

$200 per night
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  1. Castle
  2. Ballintuim
Scottish Highland Castle, Blackcraig Garden Apt

Self contained ground floor apartment in a romantic Scottish Castle in beautiful Strathardle, miles of forest and hill walks, easy access to local restaurants, Balmoral and St Andrews, a place for quiet contemplation or full on outdoor activities.

$176 per night
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  1. Tiny home
  2. Aberdeenshire
The Shepherdess's Bothy (dog friendly - 1 dog max)

The Shepherdess's bothy is our dog friendly bothy that really brings the outdoors in with panoramic views across the beautiful Aberdeenshire coast. This cosy, self catering, bespoke bothy is the perfect place to explore the area. Within walking distance of the bothy you will find the Newburgh seal colony, beautiful beaches, nature reserves and a golf course. You can enjoy a luxury glamping experience in this unique bothy by the sea! If you are taking a dog please let us know when you book

$141 per night

Vacation rentals for every style

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Scotland house rentals

  1. Entire home
  2. Tomatin
Tomatin House, Scottish Highlands - exclusive use
$601 per night
  1. Entire home
  2. Brig o'Turk
Unique Scottish Country House Trossachs,Callander
$702 per night
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  1. Entire home
  2. Uig
Tides, Uig, Isle of Skye
$485 per night
  1. Entire home
  2. Angus Council
Macduff Tower - UK30766 (UK30766)
$652 per night
  1. Entire home
  2. Alston Moor
Mount Hooley Lodge
$636 per night
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  1. Entire home
  2. Aviemore
Spectacular Modern House
$382 per night
  1. Entire home
  2. Penrith
Troutbeck Cottage. Whitbarrow Holiday Village
$243 per night
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  1. Entire home
  2. Cumbria
Wythop School, Lake District
$219 per night
  1. Entire home
  2. Cumbria
New 2 Bedroom Barn conversion in the Eden Valley
$121 per night
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  1. Entire home
  2. Dunoon, Argyll
The Point Cottage, Loch Striven
$291 per night
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  1. Entire home
  2. Kinloch Rannoch
EAST LODGE
$206 per night
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  1. Entire home
  2. Aghadowey
An idyllic superior 4 bedroom detached house
$63 per night

Scotland holiday vacation rentals

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  1. Entire cabin
  2. Aberdeenshire
The Wee Love Nest & Luv Tub
$115 per night
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  1. Farm stay
  2. Highland Council
The Hide - off-grid-ish woodland cabin near NC500
$153 per night
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  1. Tiny home
  2. Moray
The Tin Shed, Speyside
$101 per night
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  1. Tiny home
  2. Newburgh
The Beekeeper's Bothy
$141 per night
  1. Tiny home
  2. Scottish Borders
The Little Eco-Lodge at Berryhill
$106 per night
  1. Entire cabin
  2. Northumberland
The Drey; Luxury Holiday Cabin With Hot Tub & Fire
$218 per night
  1. Dome
  2. Kelso
Orchard Hideaway - Luxury Chalet, wood hot tub!
$352 per night
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  1. Barn
  2. Rattray
The Loft at the Bonnington Farm
$95 per night
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  1. Entire cottage
  2. Crieff
Secluded hillside cottage, ideal romantic hideaway
$297 per night
  1. Entire cottage
  2. Temple Sowerby
Rose Lea Cottage Eden Valley & The Lake District
$147 per night
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  1. Tiny home
  2. Midmar
Cosy Romantic Cabin with Wood Burning Stove.
$72 per night
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  1. Entire cabin
  2. Newburgh
Delightful 2 + 2 bed cabin by the beach
$148 per night

Vacation rentals in Scotland with free parking

  1. Island
  2. Badachro
Nature Observatory on Secluded Island
$182 per night
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  1. Entire cottage
  2. Edinburgh
16th Century Dovecot Cottage in Private Garden.
$303 per night
  1. Entire cottage
  2. Alston
Snope Cottage
$129 per night
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  1. Entire cottage
  2. Stronachlachar
Lochside Cottage
$425 per night
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  1. Farm stay
  2. Swarland
Fern - a luxurious and unique glamping pod
$120 per night
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  1. Castle
  2. Angus
Balintore Castle Kitchen Wing
$318 per night
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  1. Castle
  2. Portpatrick
FAIRY TALE CASTLE ON 2000-ACRE ESTATE BY THE SEA
$954 per night
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  1. Earthen home
  2. Moray
Hideaway Under the Stars
$243 per night
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  1. Castle
  2. Dumfries and Galloway
Spedlins Castle
$971 per night
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  1. Entire cabin
  2. Moyle
The Causeway Coast Cabin, Ballycastle/Bushmills
$149 per night
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  1. Entire cabin
  2. Saint Cyrus
Glamping Pod with Private Hot Tub (Pod 2)
$161 per night
  1. Castle
  2. Cardross
Cats Castle
$446 per night

Your guide to Scotland

Welcome to Scotland

Every corner of Scotland seems to have a dramatic story to tell: This is an ancient landscape marked by crumbling castles, green hillsides where clans once battled, and, of course, deep lochs said to hide at least one mythical monster. The northernmost country in the United Kingdom claims rugged mountains, craggy shores, and cities that look like medieval fantasies. Yes, you’ll probably notice a few kilted street performers puffing on bagpipes as you explore heritage sites like Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, the historic heart of the regal capital. But there’s a lot more to this proud nation than its most visible clichés.

In the Lowlands, the majority of the Scottish population resides in Edinburgh and Glasgow, the largest city. Together they form an area known as the Central Belt. Where Edinburgh delivers on Scottish landmarks and grandeur, Glasgow gives you counterculture hot spots. As you move into the Highlands, some of Scotland’s most romanticized vistas come into view, with villages wedged into narrow valleys and towering mountains like Ben Nevis reaching monumental heights. As you explore the mysterious ruins, misty islands, and sprawling national parks, you’ll find Scotland retains some of Western Europe’s wildest and most remote places.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Scotland?

Scotland is a country known for its internationally famous festivals, culminating in August with the Edinburgh International Festival and Edinburgh Festival Fringe taking over the capital for a month of performances and events. Summer is also the warmest and driest season for staying in one of the country’s numerous vacation rentals, when Scotland’s northerly position makes for long, sunny evenings and a festive vibe wherever you go. Crowds are noticeably thinner in spring and early fall, when you can experience the major cities and tourist sites more like a local. Winter gets unrelenting rain and occasional snow, but you’ll still find plenty of cozy indoor hubs, historical and otherwise, where you can stay warm.


What are the top things to do in Scotland?

Glasgow’s West End

Glasgow’s fashionable and leafy West End comprises several low-key neighborhoods filled with art museums and galleries, locally owned shops, and some of the most celebrated Scottish restaurants. Take a gander at Argyle Street or duck in cobbled Ashton Lane to get the pulse of Glasgow’s resurgence as a cultural epicenter. This is also home to one of the city’s favorite greenspaces, Kelvingrove Park, where you’re treated to views of the iconic gothic architecture of Glasgow University.

Eilean Donan Castle

Cross a stone bridge to a tiny tidal island, where several castles have stood guard since the 13th century. In the early 20th century, reconstruction efforts turned the foreboding ruins into one of the most photographed landmarks in Scotland. Its scenic position at the meeting point of several sea lochs makes Eilean Donan Castle alone worth the detour to the Western Highlands to witness the sight for yourself. It’s a popular stop on the way to the nearby Isle of Skye, a magical place with several of its own photogenic castles as well as the iconic Fairy Pools, a series of waterfalls in the Glen Brittle forest.

North Coast 500

From Inverness, take one of Scotland’s most scenic drives along the narrow, twisting roads looping through the lesser-traveled North Highlands. The 516-mile (830-km) trip, designated as a touring route in 2015, passes some of the United Kingdom’s most remote fishing villages and harbor towns. You’ll see barren beaches, jagged coastal cliffs, and islands just offshore. While you could drive the North Coast 500 in a day, take a slower roll and give yourself several days to sightsee castles, trek natural trails, and maybe even spot the Northern Lights here at the tip of Great Britain.