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Castle in Scottish Borders
Ancient Castle above the River Tweed
Mary Queen of Scot's chamber at Neidpath Castle is perhaps the most romantic place to stay in the Scottish Borders. Explore privately the whole castle and then retire to enjoy your suite rooms. The antique four poster bed, deep roll top bath and open fire evoke earlier times, but are truly comfortable and luxurious. An elegant table is set for breakfast. Peebles is 10 minutes walk away, with a host of shops and restaurants, as well as a museum and award winning chocolatier.
$547 per night
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Castle in Cardross
Cats Castle
Built in 1888, Cats Castle sits in two acres on the seaward side of the A814, just beyond the western edge of Dumbarton. The property has wonderful views down the Firth of Clyde. Cats Castle is close to Glasgow, Helensburgh, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs. The castle comprises three reception rooms, all with working fireplaces, a family kitchen, pantry, and five bedrooms, including the turret bedroom on the top floor. Suitable for family holidays or special occasions.
$428 per night
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Castle in Dollar, Clackmannanshire
The Great Hall, Dollarbeg Castle
This 2 bedroom apartment is the beautifully converted former Great Hall of Dollarbeg Castle. Built in 1890, Dollarbeg Castle was the last gothic baronial style building of its type ever built. Beautifully restored in 2007 to the very highest standards, it was converted into 10 luxury properties, one of which is a conversion of the original "Great Hall" with its vaulted ceiling and majestic views across the formal grounds towards the Ochil Hills in the distance.
$261 per night

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Vacation rentals in Scotland

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Tiny home in Drimnin
Unique and Secluded AirShip with Breathtaking Highland Views
$215 per night
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Cottage in Alston
Snope Cottage
$114 per night
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Cottage in Stronachlachar
Lochside Cottage
$284 per night
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Vacation home in Snizort
57° North - Stunning Holiday Home, Isle of Skye
$486 per night
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Condo in Strathcarron
Unique, historic home at Strathcarron, near Skye
$114 per night
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Tiny home in Newburgh
The Beekeeper's Bothy
$144 per night
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Cottage in Cumbria
Rose Lea Cottage Eden Valley & The Lake District
$124 per night
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Farm stay in Cowshill
Romantic Off-grid retreat in North Pennines AONB
$125 per night
Cabin in Northumberland
The Drey; Luxury Holiday Cabin With Hot Tub & Fire
$185 per night
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Barn in Strathdon
Couthie Cooshed in the Cairngorms
$139 per night
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Tiny home in Draperstown
The Black Shack @ Bancran School
$126 per night
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Cabin in Strathdon
The Wee Love Nest with wood burning hot tub
$189 per night

Home rentals in Scotland

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Home in Aviemore
Spectacular Modern House
$347 per night
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Home in Cumbria
Wythop School, Lake District
$227 per night
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Home in Netherthird
Rural retreat with fabulous panoramic views
$253 per night
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Home in Bridge of Allan
Drovers Lodge
$158 per night
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Home in loch lomond scotland
Loch Lomond area. Luxury Cottage with hot tub.
$322 per night
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Home in Highland
Spacious Peaceful Highland Retreat
$227 per night
Home in Northumberland
The Glass house.
$198 per night
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Home in Balmaclellan
The Hidden Mill: 400 yr old watermill and ecospot
$232 per night
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Home in Milton
Georgian apartment, 9 acre garden & outdoor bath
$148 per night
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Home in Inverallochy
Granny’s Hoosie - Shorefront Cottage
$112 per night
Home in Carlisle
Large Cumbrian Farm House Dated 1644 With Hot Tub
$201 per night
Home in Newcastle
Newcastle city 5 mins*****
$302 per night

Other great vacation rentals in Scotland

Cottage in Yanwath
Accessible cottage (edge of Lake District)
$95 per night
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Cabin in Fraserburgh
Door to the Shore - Seafront Cottages
$189 per night
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Cabin in Saint Cyrus
Glamping Pod with Private Hot Tub
$155 per night
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Farm stay in Auchtermuchty
Stay@Southfield - Luxury Pod on Auchtermuchty Farm
$193 per night
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Cottage in Crieff
Secluded hillside cottage, ideal romantic hideaway
$282 per night
Hut in Heads nook
Cairnbeck Glamping (Otter View)
$103 per night
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Hut in Perth
Tranquil and Cosy Perthshire Cabin
$95 per night
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Cottage in Highland Council
Idyllic Black Isle cottage & hot tub with a view!
$215 per night
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Tiny home in Midmar
Cosy Romantic Cabin with Wood Burning Stove.
$100 per night
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Apartment in Dollarbeg
9 The Mansion House, Dollarbeg
$144 per night
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Cottage in Na h-Eileanan an Iar
48 Balallan
$133 per night
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Cabin in Fort William
Harava Lodge
$119 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.

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, 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.

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.

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