Have you considered Scottish holidays in 2011?

Scotland is often overlooked by British holiday makers, but with more culture, history and breathtaking scenery than most countries can dream of, it can be the perfect getaway spot.

From big city breaks to camping and sporting holidays there really is something to suit every vacationer.

Edinburgh is a hard city to match for both beauty and history and the Old Town and New Town districts were rightly made a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1995.

The city is always at its finest during the Edinburgh Festival, when the world's greatest comedians, musicians and live performers gather to play at the highly prestigious event.

It's also extremely accessible with cheap flights and rail deals available from all around the UK.

This year the festival runs from August 12th until September 4th, but reservations during this time need to be made early.

There is still plenty to see and do around Edinburgh outside of the festival.

A two night stay on June 17th and the 18th, for two people sharing, at the three star Braveheart Guesthouse, costs £120 with lastminute.com.

The hotel is on the edge of Meadow park and is just a one mile walk from the centre of Edinburgh's New Town.

But Scotland is famous for many other things, not least golf.

With some of the most challenging courses in the world, including St Andrews, often called the home of golf, no enthusiast will find themselves short of options for a quick round.

Even the most exclusive clubs and hotels offer big discounts at the beginning and end of each playing season that are worth keeping an eye out for.

18 holes on the famous Old Course at St Andrews drops from £140 to £70 in the low season and the New Course is half that price at just £35.

To truly experience the country and its purest and most stunning though, there is no better holiday option than camping among the rolling Scottish countryside.

Visit Scotland's website allows you enter any village, town or city into its system and search for the nearest recognised caravan and camping sites available.

With so much to choose from, Scottish holidays in 2011 really could be the ideal trip for you.


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