Lighthouse holidays in Scotland
The landscape of Scotland is dotted with lighthouses, which were important features of the rugged coastline of the country. If you have ever been attracted by life in a lighthouse, you can book yourself an original kind of holiday. Lighthouse holidays in Scotland offer anyone the possibility of experiencing the life of a lighthouse keeper for a few days.
Corran Lighthouse Lodge
Located on the shoreline of Loch Linnhe, the Corran Lighthouse Lodge (corranlighthouselodge.com) offers fabulous views over the Glencoe Mountains. The lighthouse was built by Robert Louis Stevenson’s father and uncle in the 19th century and it is nowadays converted into a stylish accommodation facility, featuring an elegant lounge, five en-suite bedrooms and a country-style kitchen. At just 100 metres walk from the lighthouse you will discover the village of Ardgour, where you can enjoy a pint at the traditional local pub. The picturesque background of the Corran Lighthouse Lodge makes it an excellent base for outdoor activities.
Rua Reidh Lighthouse
The Rua Reidh Lighthouse (ruareidh.co.uk) is located in Wester Ross and it offers magnificent views over the wild seascape of the West highlands. This is an ideal place for lighthouse holidays, where you can get far from your busy life. Accommodation is offered in the old keeper’s house, where you will be able to enjoy a hearty home-cooked dinner in a friendly atmosphere. Personal guided walking tours can be arranged if you would like to visit the natural wonders of the Highlands. For those who enjoy outdoor activities, there are rock climbing courses available, where you will get the chance to learn a series of climbing techniques and learn everything about knots and ropes.
Another good choice when it comes to lighthouse holidays in Scotland is Eshaness Lighthouse, which is located just an hour away from Lerwick. This lighthouse is situated atop one of the most dramatic coastal sceneries in the UK. The area features a wide range of natural attractions while the lighthouse accommodation offer a romantic feel, being ideal for a couple’s retreat.