As the staycation grows in popularity, more and more Brits are choosing to holiday at home - and if you’re on the hunt for the ultimate British break, we’ve got just the thing.
From miles of rolling hills and tranquil lochs to its rich and intriguing history, Scotland is a pleasure to explore and offers something for everyone. In today’s post, we’re getting up close and personal with one of the most picturesque parts of the UK - bringing you 5 very good reasons to take a Scottish staycation.
1. Stunning scenery
One of Scotland’s biggest draws is its picture perfect scenery. From glass-like lakes which stretch for miles to breathtaking hilltop views, there is so much to see and do during your Scottish stay. If you’re searching for an atmospheric holiday with a difference, leave the cities behind and hide away in the Highlands - where you can drink in the spectacular scenes and while away the days, getting lost in nature. If architectural appeal is on your agenda, head into Glasgow or Edinburgh and marvel at their iconic concert halls and exhibition centres. Wherever you’re holidaying in Scotland, be sure to keep your camera on-hand to capture a trip to remember.
2. Become a Lord or Lady
There are any number of reasons Scotland should be high on your holiday list - not least because you can return from your adventure as a Lord or Lady! By investing in a title, you’ll not only earn yourself an exciting new name, but also be preserving some of Scotland’s much loved land. Whether you’re treating yourself to a title or buying one for a friend or family member, you’ll be proud to know you’re helping to protect and improve the stunning Highlands.
3. Cultural Appeal
From street artists to the Edinburgh Fringe, Scotland is home to all kinds of talent - and whether you’re looking for some live music or fancy checking out a show, you’ll be bowled over by the country’s impressive arts scene. From galleries and dungeons to museums and musicals, Scotland is as exciting for toddlers as it is for adults. With so many exciting ways to spend your time in Scotland, the real challenge will be choosing what to pack into your stay.
4. Dining with a Difference
The buzzing city of Edinburgh is packed with activities for tourists of all ages - and with an exciting eatery around every corner, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to dining. From mouthwatering seafood and quirky bistros to home baking and farmers’ markets, satisfaction is always on the menu when you stay in Scotland.
Whether you’re fueling up for a day of adventure, grabbing lunch on the go or sitting down for a decadent evening meal, you’ll need more than a day to really indulge in the city’s amazing restaurants. And if your holiday is at an end but you’re not ready to leave the delights of Scotland behind, treat yourself to a Scottish hamper and take a taste of the Highlands with you.
5. Weird and Wonderful Wildlife
If you’re a fan of spending time out in the open air, Scotland is the ideal destination for you. From its elusive lochs to its friendly wildlife, Scotland is a nature lover’s paradise. With playful squirrels, dignified deer and cheeky otters inhabiting the countryside, you’ll never be too far away from your next encounter with nature. Whether you’re enjoying a picnic by the water or heading for a hike in the hills, keep your eyes peeled for Scotland’s weird and wonderful wildlife as they roam around their natural habitat.
So, now we’ve scratched the surface of all that this amazing country has to offer, what are you waiting for? Whether you’re looking to tease your tastebuds or buy yourself a title, immerse yourself in local culture or hide away in the hills, Scotland really is the ultimate staycation destination.