recommended breaks in scotland

Why Scotland is so ideal for short breaks

Breaks in Scotland offer a tremendous opportunity to savour a prized tourist destination. A key aspect making this an ideal location for any short break is Scotland’s size. It so compact – a mere 441 kilometres from north to south, and, at its widest, 248 kilometres in breadth.

There are mountainous regions to explore in the north and south but the bulk of Scotland’s towns and cities occupy the central belt, roughly 50 miles across. In short, you can squeeze in a great deal of sightseeing, landscapes or architecture, in a short space of time.

Narrowing down your choice of breaks in Scotland

While Scotland’s visitor destinations are all readily accessible, it’s a good idea to plan what you’d prefer to do during your break. If your idea of a perfect holiday is peace and tranquillity, then head for the rugged Highlands and Islands. There are ski resorts, boat cruises along Scotland’s large lakes (locally named lochs); you can spot unusual wildlife, or simply enjoy walking through the magnificent scenery.

If you prefer city bustle, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, Aberdeen and Inverness are packed with culture and history, not to mention retail outlets!

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Booking breaks in Scotland

Winter Breaks Scotland (www.winterbreaksscotland.co.uk) offer self-catering log cabins, one of the best ways to experience the Highlands. Winter cottage breaks start at £5.95 per person.

Fountain Court Apartments (www.fountaincourtapartments.com) entice you to Edinburgh for a romantic break in the heart of Scotland’s capital, with five nights at £299.

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